After much procrastination, I finally worked on some pictures and selected the ones that I like to post here.
I went through my Indian pictures sorted out some my favourites, and then applied some Photoshop touch-ups. Enjoy:
China Pictures to come soon…
The engineer in me did a quick spreadsheet on our costs of the journey today. I excluded all the Hong Kong expenses, because they consist mostly of non-essential shopping and are misleading.
Bottom line: 9000 CHF for two people
That includes all transportation (incl. flight to/from Zürich), hotels, food, souvenirs, site entrance fees, etc. in India and China. Major breakdown:
- Flight Zürich – Delhi – HKG – Zürich 2200CHF
- Flight HKG – China – HKG 1000 CHF
- India travel costs 1100 CHF (3 weeks)
- China travel costs 4600 CHF (6 weeks)
That means we are spending about 500 CHF / week / person (including everything). For comparison, I have read that thrift travelers can live on about 200CHF / week. But, on the other hand, there is this:
So, I guess we did not do so bad.
We made it back home safely, though we have been suffering from something like a flu the past two days. Updates with pictures are coming soon.
It must have been 30 years since I last visited Macau, and I remembered very little of it. The casinos have definitely multiplied and gotten tackier because of the Chinese tourists. But outside of the gambling halls, Macau is an authentic, nostalgic and photogenic city (too bad I left my big camera in HK). And the egg tarts are amazing
At the end of the day, we won a whopping $80HKD from the casino 🙌🙌🙌
It is great to be in HK again, where the food is delicious. We visited Cheng Chau on one day-trip, which is another popular island in Hong Kong.
On another day we visited Ocean Park, where I have not been for 30years. We had fun on the amusement rides and enjoyed seeing the animals. They have stepped up to compete with Disneyland.
We also spent some time on the beach.