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Yet another visit to Hong Kong

September 28, 2016 00:00 AM

Time flies as you get older, and for me it is no different - I've just returned from yet another visit to Hong Kong. This time around my young son was also along for the ride, with twelve days spent visiting family and sightseeing around Hong Kong, plus a short stopover on the way back home from somewhere else.

Looking down on the still to be completed West Kowloon Terminus of the Hong Kong Section of Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL)

I still managed to visit a number of new places in Hong Kong - the village of Tai O on Lantau Island, Shek O beach on Hong Kong Island, a visit to the quiet island of Peng Chau, and a night spent in a hotel overlooking Hong (...)

Photos from my 2013 trip to China

October 14, 2015 00:00 AM

It has taken me almost two years, but I have finally finished uploading the photographs I took on my 2013 trip to China.

China Railways high speed trains stabled outside Shanghai Hongqiao railway station

I spent a week on the 'mainland' visiting the cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Xi'an:

  • Day 1: arrive into Shanghai from Melbourne, riding the Maglev from Pudong Airport, and checking out The Bund.
  • Day 2: Visiting Pudong, riding the Shanghai Metro, inspecting the rubber-tyred Translor tram, and watching mainline trains at Shanghai Railway Station.
  • Day 3: Shanghai to Beijing by high-speed train, and exploring the Beijing Metro
  • Day 4: Template of Heaven.
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My photos from Europe are all uploaded

February 06, 2014 14:16 PM

Back in late 2012 I spent a month travelling across Europe, passing through six countries, ten cities, three rail gauges and 15 rail operators. 

8,898 kilometres of rail travel!

Trains from Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine and Russia feature - you can find my photos from that trip on Flickr.

Diesel locomotive 2М62У-0063 kicks up snow while hauling mixed freight

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Back from another visit to Hong Kong

December 11, 2013 14:04 PM

It's taken me three years, but I've finally made my way back to Hong Kong, having just returned from a two week visit. I also paid a visit to the mainland, visiting the cities of Shanghai, Beijing and Xian, along with a few journeys on the CRH high speed rail network. You can find my photos from the China part of my trip on Flickr.

China Railways high speed train at Zhengzhou East Railway Station

You can read more on my other blog - Checkerboard Hill.

My 2010 Hong Kong trip photos: finally complete!

November 11, 2012 00:00 AM

It has taken me almost two years, but I have finally finished uploading the last of my 2010 Hong Kong trip photos to Flickr. All up I took 10,131 photos during my two and a bit week holiday, with 2,391 of them now available online - you'll find the entire collection here - 100% captioned, and mostly geotagged.

MTR train stopped at the elevated Kwun Tong station

You can read more on my other blog - Checkerboard Hill.

Something different: Hong Kong

December 19, 2010 17:02 PM

If you have been following my photo uploads, then you might have noticed a big gap in late November / early December. That was because I was on holiday in Hong Kong!

Platform screen doors

Tram 105 on Hong Kong Island