Hong Kong

Greg at Hong Kong Harbour

Greg at Hong Kong Harbour

Hong Kong Vision Impaired Escorted Tour

In 2011 we took part in the 2nd of our vision impaired tours organised by George Booth; this time 40 blind, vision impaired and guides set off for Hong Kong.

Sunday 21st August 2011

Leaving Perth and flying Singapore Airlines we Arrived in Hong Kong and transfered to our Hotel, The Langham Place in Mongkok, and spent the evening settling in.

Monday 22nd August

After a relaxed breakfast at the Hotel we spent an hour with a Tai Chi Master giving us some hands on basic Tai Chi moves.

That afternoon we jumped in our tour bus for a tour of Hong Kong Island. Amazing engineering of buildings making up the skyline of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Skyline

Hong Kong Skyline

Tuesday 23rd August

Another leisurely breakfast to start the day and then we jumped back onto the bus, traveling out to visit the Dialogue in the Dark Exhibition .

There we were met by a well trained vision impared tour guide who led our parties of 8 people through the venue to experience a unique 75 minute journey in total darkness.

It was an experiance to observe those in our group who had sight coming to terms with not being able to see and only a white cane to navigate by.

The tour takes you through several rooms set up to represent a boat ride, a market place, a cinerma and a cafe. All in total darkness. Not surprisingly, some of us were quite comfortable in such an environment.

Wednesday 24th August

Today, After breakfast at the Hotel, we set off on A tour to Lantau Island where we had a vegetarian lunch at a Buddhist temple, then on to Ngong for a walk through this traditional fishing village. We went out to the island by public Ferry and then returned to Tung Chung by cable car

Big Buddha, Lantau Island Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island Hong Kong

Thursday 25th August

Breakfast again was a leisurely affair with the Hotel looking after our every wim. We then spent the Day, at our own pace, exploring the streets around our hotel and doing a bit of shopping.

Friday 26th August

Up early and breakfast at the Hotel, we set off, Departing Hong Kong and headed to Macau for a Heritage Tour with a round-trip ferry ride

We spent the day, sightseeing around Macau stopping for lunch on top of one of the tallest buildings in Asia. Our English speaking guide keeping us entertained throughout the day with great stories of the history of the area the Hong Kong chinese way of life and explained the strange mix of modern casinos and ancient temples.

Saturday 27th August

After breakfast at the Hotel we spent the day shopping and took a taxi ride to down town Hong Kong to have lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe . Something we started on our Europe trip was to visit the Hard Rock Café in whichever city we were in.

Sunday 28th August

Our last Breakfast at the Hotel, spent the morning at leisure and then set off for the airport for our Singapore Airlines flight Departing Hong Kong for Perth.