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Soooooooooo I have landed in Hong Kong

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Let me tell you about the humidity… dam.

Since landing I have travelled up the peak tram to victoria peak, named after out very own Queen Victoria, and wandered around Govenors walk – which runs around the perimetre of the peak offfering 360 degree views. I have visited Lamma Island, 30 minutes south of Hong Kong by ferry, offering superb seafood and beautiful empty beaches. I have soaked up the hustle bustle of Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay districts while riding rickety century old electric trolley buses…

Look what I found on Lamma Island… both larger than my hand!

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Vietnam/Laos planning…

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Hong Kong, Preparation, Vietnam

04/06/12 London – Hong Kong

3 x nights at mates house and city explore and border area

07/02/12 Hong Kong to Hanoi (Vietnam)

24 hours, Overnight sleeper bus to Hanoi £30-35

2 x nights in Hanoi @ £4/5 a night

10/02/12 Hanoi to Halong Bay – via Haiphong

Train from Hanoi to Haiphong £2/3 then bus to Ha long Bay £2/3

4 x nights in Ha long @ 5 a night

http://www.hostels.com/hosteldetails.php/HostelNumber.50362

Kayaking, hiking, camping, sun bathing!?

14/02/12 Halong Bay to Cat Ba Island

Ha long Bay to Cat Ba Ferry £4/6 one-way

3 x nights @ £5 a night

17/02/12 Cat Ba Island to Ha Long Bay to Hanoi

Ha long Bay to Cat Ba Ferry £4/6 one-way

Bus from Ha long Bay to Haiphong £2/3, Train from Haiphong to Hanoi £2/3 then

17/02/12 Hanoi to Vientiane (Laos)

Overnight sleeper bus £20/25 24 hours

3 x nights in Vientiane @ £7 a night

http://www.hostels.com/hosteldetails.php/HostelNumber.30043

Shooting range, elephants, Luang Prabang (32 temples) and boat trip?

21/02/12 Vientiane to Vang Vieng

Local bus £3/5, North for 100 miles in 3 hours

3 x nights in Vang Vieng @ £2/3 a night

http://www.hostels.com/hosteldetails.php/HostelNumber.46194

http://www.hostels.com/hosteldetails.php/HostelNumber.46194

Tubing, trekking and kayaking: LV Natural Tours, Xplore Asia, Paddling Adventures

24/02/12 Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang

Early morning local bus £3/5

2 x nights in Luang Prabang @ £2/3 a night

http://www.hostels.com/hosteldetails.php/HostelNumber.28770

26/02/12 Luang Prabang to Vientiane to Hanoi

Local bus 3 hours, followed by 24-hour overnight bus £20/25

1 x night in Hanoi @ £4/5 a night

27/02/12 Hanoi to Sapa – via Lao Cai

Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai £2/3 followed by bus for 38 miles

3 x night in Sapa @ £3 a night

http://www.hostels.com/hosteldetails.php/HostelNumber.45469

RED DRAGON PUB (AN EGLISH COUNTRY PUB), mountain climbing, trekking

01/07/12 Sapa to Hanoi – via Lao Cai

Local bus for 38 miles from Sapa to Lao Cai, followed by train to Hanoi £2/3

02/07/12 Hanoi to Da Lat via Nha Trang

Local bus to Nha Trang followed by train from Hanoi £50

3 x night in Da lat @ £6 per night

http://www.hostels.com/hosteldetails.php/HostelNumber.33516

Mountain town, views, trekking, etc

05/07/12 Da lat to Hanoi via Nha Trang

Local bus to Nha Trang followed by train to Hanoi £50

1 x night in Hanoi @ £4/5 a night

06/07/12 to Hanoi to Hong Kong

24 hours, Overnight sleeper bus to Hong Kong £30-35

09/07/12 Hong Kong to London

1am in the morning (so really evening of the 08th July!)