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Old 09-10-2004, 02:01 AM
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Default Any HongKong T.E. members out there?

It seems that I will be in HK for the week of Sept 20-27th on company bussiness. Any HK T.E. member want to show a tourist around the town or your favorite photo spots or interested in having a coffee? Naturally, it will only be done afterwork or in the weekend :D.

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Old 09-10-2004, 05:28 PM
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And any tips on what to see, where to eat will be great? How about trding those for a Google mail invitation? :D

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Old 09-10-2004, 07:11 PM
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Default Re: Any HongKong T.E. members out there?

What to see? obviously him in Aberdeen! You can't miss this guy and you'll be honored to join the Club of the tooth challenged guy photographers as a fellow member!

This is one of the most elitist photo club in the world, we just snub the RPS... only Darren, Kourosh, Pieter and me, Maciek once tried to get in but failed he didn't submit the right photo ;D...

(personnal message to Maciek : you're a chicken! kwak, kwak... chicken!!! told you I'll call you chicken...)
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Old 09-10-2004, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: Any HongKong T.E. members out there?

Now that's a challenge and I am a sucker for elite status. Want a Google email account invitation Luko?
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Old 09-13-2004, 12:31 AM
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Default Re: What is the best way to get to Aberdeen from Central?

Anyone have an idea?

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Old 09-13-2004, 01:16 PM
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Default What is the best way to get to Aberdeen from Central?

As far as I remember, Aberdeen is a bit of the forgotten place in HK island when it comes to public transportation.

No MTR nor trams, you'd also have to bear with a complex public bus itinerary : personnally I didn't find that the cab from Wan Chai was too dispendious, most of all, it took me there in less 15 minutes time.
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Old 09-13-2004, 10:13 PM
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Default Re: What is the best way to get to Aberdeen from Central?

Thank you Luko. Now normally where the toothless guy should be? :D
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Old 09-14-2004, 12:12 PM
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Default Re: What is the best way to get to Aberdeen from Central?

There are numerous photo opportunities in Aberdeen if you ask me, so I believe you should expect spending a few hours there, it will depend on your own photo sensitivity or personnal feelings.

Darren focused on chess playing characters, Kourosh on boatwomen, me on <a "http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/China/South/Hong_Kong/Aberdeen/photo28158.htm" target="_blank">geometrical buildings</a>, Pieter would shoot <a "http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/China/South/Hong_Kong/photo86157.htm" target="_blank">chinese fishing boats</a>, everything's here and waiting for your own twist : the thing I can say is that the place has got <a "http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/China/South/Hong_Kong/Aberdeen/photo28648.htm" target="_blank">rythm !</a>

Just ask the cab driver to drop you where the steamboat restaurant shuttle lands, walk a few 50 meters, when you see these strange buildings I shot, you'll know you're at the place. The hunt can begin : usually the victim is taking a rest peacefully sitting and looking away in the distance, his only tooth widely displayed to the gentle harbor breeze. You cannot miss him.

I realize we've only been talking about Aberdeen since. But there are numerous places worth a shot or simply a view (I've learnt that life is not photography only) in HK, it's difficult to say when and where because the city is so energetic that anything can happen anytime. Just to name a few (this is a list of a "old europe" tourist, this might then sound strange to bored HKers) : Victoria peak at sunset, taking a star ferry at dusk, the harbour view from Tsim Sha Tsui at night, Nathan road neon lights at night, eating out in Mongkok night market, Man Mo temple, Upper Rascal Row market and wandering Sheung Wan streets, magnificent colorful trams anywhere in HK but I think they're better viewed in Wan Chai aging streets, even the MTR station can provide excellent <a "http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/China/South/Hong_Kong/Wan_Chai/photo23248.htm" target="_blank">photo opportunities</a> IMO...

I'd be happy if a (ex-)HKGer continues the list (or correct some places).
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Old 09-27-2004, 06:49 AM
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Default Re: Any HongKong T.E. members out there?

It took me a while but I finally found him. Honorable members of the TCGP society, please accept my humble <a href=http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo94274.htm>submission</a> to the TCGP club :D.
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