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Nov232013

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Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Day Trip from Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was a superb trip which met and even exceeded our expectations. It offered a great variety of experiences, from the fishing village of Tai O, with its quaint houses on stilts, to the magnificent Giant Buddha and Po Lin monastery. We also enjoyed spectacular views both from the peaks and also from the cable car- the longest such ride we have ever experienced. The trip was enhanced by a knowledgeable local guide (Ben) who brought a personal flavour to the outing. A very memorable outing, well worth the money.

Nov212013

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Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

A mixture of feelings about this trip. It was interesting to visit China, the easy w ay- we had tried getting a tourist visa, but found it quite a daunting exercise, and the guides were most helpful and informative. They went to considerable trouble to arrange for our son, who works in Guangzhou, to join us for lunch and 'tag along' on the subsequent tour. The contrast between China and Hong Kong was quite striking, particularly in the general order and cleanliness of the latter compared with the more chaotic, scruffier nature of old GZ. We , personally, would have been happy to skip the jade/terracotta warriors exhibition (we have seen a larger, better, display in the British Museum and were not interested in buying jade ). We also felt that, whilst interesting for 'photo opportunities' the visit to the childrens' nursery was a bit of an imposition on the staff of the nursery and one sensed their resentment at our intrusion into their planned activities. Viewing two sleepy pandas was also not a very memorable experience. If they were to be on the itinerary, why could we not have seen a better set up at the GZ Zoo, which our son says is well worth a visit ? We also did not see the best of GZ, missing totally the new, modern parts with Opera House, Canton Tower etc. Skipping the detour into Schenzen would have allowed more time to do these things and would have got us to our lunch date rather earlier than 15.00 hours !! Despite these caveats, we are glad that we took the trip.

Nov042013

Tour/Activity

Barossa Valley with Hahndorf Tour from Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

A less satisfactory experience. The itinerary was not as described,missing out several advertised stops and visits and spending too long in the Hahndorf Village to the detriment of time which we could have spent at the luncheon venu, where rose=gardens would have warranted longer time. The driver was also a distraction, with his non-stop prattle and his reluctance to slow down to allow us to see things and animals that he was pointing out as he drove along. He did have a lot of info to impart, but it was lost in the welter of drivel and inconsequential chat.

Nov042013

Tour/Activity

Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

A superb trip, with lots of fascinating animals and features viewed.The trip was made by the attention,knowledge and humor of our local driver/guide. Highly recommended. We are glad we paid extra to fly back as It shortened what would have been a very long day.

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