Alright, so I'm flying out to Hong Kong here soon. I'm really excited to go, the only drag is the trip to the airport. I don't mind flying, but it takes like 2 hours to get to the airport from Danshui. I gotta take the subway to the main train station (1 hour), then hop onto a bus to the airport (another hour), from there I gotta wait 2 hours for a 1.5 hour flight... ugh, seriously. Oh well. I'm going to be spending my first night in Kowloon, which is part of Hong Kong, but not the island. It is attached to the mainland. I don't know if I'll stay there, but I do know I am going to try to slip up into China for a day. I need to buy new shoes. I have worn a hole, literally through my shoes. You can see my socks... and not only a little bit of socks, but my whole heel. I hate buying new shoes (I know, they are a weird thing to get attached to), so you can imagine it is pretty bad.
I originally wanted to go to the Philippines this weekend, but the price of the HK trip was too good to pass up (about $200 US roundtrip). However, for next month I found a trip to Iloilo for about $1,500 NT. That is about $50US. I need to scrape the money together stat so I can get it before the prices jump up.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
So, I am going on another trip in a couple weeks. I wanted to go visit a friend in Laos, but as I tried to find a means to get there, I realized that it is nearly impossible to do in under 2 days (each way), unless I wanted to pay about $1000US, which is too much over here. First, you need to fly into Hanoi. From there, you need to pick up a "bus" to Luang Prabang. These supposedly take anywhere from 26 to 40 hours, depending on your driver and how much they try to scam you. N-E-WAY, I am still thinking about where to go...