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Lantau & Kowloon

RTW - Hong Kong

semi-overcast 28 °C
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After spending the day in Macau, the following day I stayed in Hong Kong, making my way over to Lantau Island.

Big Buddha at Po Lin

Big Buddha at Po Lin

Passing by close to the airport, I made my way up to Po Lin to visit the Big Buddha statue and Monastery (which was unfortunately undergoing major reconstruction). After witnessing the huge monument, I went back down the mountain to the traditional village of Tai O with stilt houses.

Making my way back to Hong Kong earlier than expected, I walked down much of the length of the main street in Kowloon, on the north side of the centre before taking the ferry back across Victoria Harbour. I then rested back at my hotel for an hour or so, before meeting up with my first friendly face of the trip - Pan, who I had met in Germany almost two years previously.

With Pan

With Pan


First watching the Light Show over the harbour, we then spent the evening together visiting markets and other attractions in Kowloon.

Light show over Victoria Harbour

Light show over Victoria Harbour

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Malta


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Here's my little travel blog for my latest trip to Malta, where I met up with four of my Erasmus friends from Germany last year - Daniel from Malta, Amalie from Denmark, Camilla from Sweden and Onur from Turkey.

Erasmus Reunion

Erasmus Reunion

Once we had all arrived we took the long bus ride from one side of the country to the other (lasting a massive 10 minutes) to join a beach barbecue for Daniel's friend's birthday. It was here we also met back up with Julia, who had visted Daniel for over a week back in Bremen last June.

Isle of MTV

Isle of MTV

On the Wednesday we took a lie in, before visiting the hotel where Daniel works and then going to the outskirts of Valletta for the Isle of MTV festival, where Jessie J, Rita Ora and Rudimental were performing.

Azure Window

Azure Window

The following day we rented a car and took it to Gozo, exploring the more traditional parts of the country and viewing the Azure Window, followed by a night at the Karaoke bar down the street.

On Friday we visited the capital Valletta and the Three Cities, some of the most historical parts of the country.

Valletta

Valletta

Friday night also marked Amalie's birthday, with the majority of us spending it with her for the second year in a row after Venice 1 year previously. Saturday marked the last day for Onur, and after taking him to the airport on the last day with the car we visited the hills in the middle of the island followed by Sliema, overlooking Valletta and finishing in a feast in ─Žal Qormi, where for us non-natives the fireworks were a little too close for comfort.

Fireworks

Fireworks

On Sunday we moved to Balzan, and spent the last day with the girls in Paceville, whilst on Monday me and Daniel went to see the Malta 5D experience detailing the history of Malta, before meeting up with my penfriend Denise, and then visiting the oldest settlement in Malta - Mdina and the feast in neighbouring city, Rabat.

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Swiss National Day

Switzerland & Germany 2008 - Basel

sunny
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Arriving on 31st July, we had arrived in time to celebrate Switzerland's national day with fireworks over the river.

Fireworks over the River

Fireworks over the River

Tripoint

Tripoint

On the following day we toured the city, viewing the tripoint border between France and Germany before going to the Town Hall and finally a bonfire show in the park.

Town Hall

Town Hall

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