Growing Old in Style – Riding the Ding Dings and Causeway Bay Presents “The Force Awakens”
- 40.. wait? You’re 40???
- Off to Heathrow with National Express
- Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 and British Airways Galleries First
- BA936 London Heathrow to Düsseldorf in Club Europe
- Düsseldorf airport and the most boring lounge… in the world (Lufthansa Business Lounge)
- CX376 Düsseldorf Airport to Hong Kong International Airport in Business Class
- Hong Kong International Airport and CX The Arrival
- To Hong Kong aboard the Airport Express
- Over to Kowloon on the Star Ferry
- Exploring Kowloon
- Holiday Inn Express, Sheung Wan
- The Peak during the Evening and Night
- Riding the Ding Dings and Causeway Bay Presents “The Force Awakens”
- Mong Konk Ladies Market – or the “Hard art of haggling”
- A Symphony of Lights (Pictorial)
- Temple Street Market or “Haggle more”
- Back to Hong Kong International Airport
- The Pier First Class Lounge
- CX253 Hong Kong International Airport to London Heathrow
- The Great Rush Home
- 40 up
First editors note: apologies I haven’t written this for two weeks. Real world issues are weighing heavily in life, and also… Do you how hard it is to do YouTube videos????
With my batteries recharged and my body on some sort of time zone (which one is still up for debate), I headed out for the morning.
One of my co-workers suggested I head to Causeway Bay as there was some Lego related items on show.
Well, I can’t resist when there’s Lego. When this is combined with Star Wars (and The Force Awakens), it’s got to be done.
After riding the MTR to Causeway Bay, I headed out to be confronted with an X-Wing at Time Square.
After oogling at some Lego for a bit, I explored the area a bit, before heading back towards Central to jump on the MTR back to Kowloon and the Ladies Market.
Now I could had taken the MTR to get there… but why do that when there’s a perfectly good tram system?
Here’s my vlog to riding the DingDings!
Hong Kong trams are amazingly simple to use – costing a grand total of HK$2.30. For those who work in other currencies, HK$2.30 works out around 21p, US$0.30, €0.27.
In other words – cheap.
Remember – you pay when you get off the tram with either cash (in the form of coins as an exact fare) or with an Octopus Card with credit loaded with it.
If you want a slice of life, sit on the bottom deck of the Tram. If you want to see the sights – head to the top deck.
Here’s some views from the trams (taken on two trips)
Heading into Wan Chai
South Des Voeux Road
I love this shot
At the end of my first trip on the trams, I though my coat had gone walks. The exact thoughts going through my mind were “oh no, not again”.
There was another matter too – I would be leaving Hong Kong with a hell lot more stuff than I brought with me (some items for my co-workers had bumped up my luggage considerably).
I needed a cheap bag, and a cheap coat. I headed off the tram at Central, and to the MTR for my next adventure – The Ladies Market at Mong Kok.
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