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Old 15.03.2011, 14:24
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Tips for visiting Shanghai and Hong-Kong

My boyfriend and I are flying to Shanghai and Hong-Kong for a total of 6 days. Short trip and so much to see. Please let us know if you have any suggestions on top places to visit and good restaurants/ bars to check out. I heard about being careful with the food, I'm a vegetarian, so hopefully no turtle soups and strange eggs on the plate. Thanks!
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Re: Tips for visiting Shanghai and Hong-Kong

Have fun!!

Loads of great places to go and despite some of the more "exotic" choices of food, vegetarians can survive quite well.

In Shanghai there are loads of bars and restaurants around The Bund. If you are missing Switzerland there is even a Pauliner Brauhaus! In Hong Kong for bars you must try Lang Kwai Fong, however it is being "upgraded" at the moment so many places are shut. just behind there is a place called Rat Ally which has some great outdoor Asian food, plus a couple of bars.

Another area to try is Wan Chai which has some good places but also some less celubrious places which should be avoided. For a decent "English" style lunch/brunch/breakfast try a place called The Pawn on Johnston Rd just North of Wan Chai.

If you are there March 25-27 it will be wild as the HK Rugby 7's are on. You must try and get tickets!
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Old 15.03.2011, 14:58
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Re: Tips for visiting Shanghai and Hong-Kong

Tips and suggestions for HongKong Travel

Tips for Hong Kong

You don't need to worry about the food. Seriously - you can find whatever you want, at whatever your wallet can stretch to. These places aren't the back of beyond.

On Hong Kong island expat nightlife is centred around the bars and restaurants of Lan Kwai Fong and the Lockhart Road area of Wan Chai. The latter is a bit seedier but don't let it put you off. There are some good bars down there. Both these areas are compact so just walk around and see what takes your fancy. You should also head out to Stanley. It's quieter but it makes a nice spot for an evening meal.

Of course if you fancy a trip to the dark side there's always Kowloon.

I'm not a fan of Shanghai as a tourist destination. Apart from the Bund, there's not much of old Shanghai left since the bulldozers moved in.
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Re: Tips for visiting Shanghai and Hong-Kong

If you are a technology nut, take the MagLev train from the airport in Shanghai to downtown. I found it VERY cool... especially watching cars on the freeway, as the train travels so fast!

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