5 TRAVEL PACKING HACKS – HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO

5 pro travel packing tips

5 pro travel packing tips Thank you to Eliza Brooks <eliza@linkbytes.net> for this guest blog. She is a recent graduate,  marketing intern, passionate blogger and frequent traveler.  Nothing beats the feeling of having to take out your favorite luggage, duffel, or backpack for an exciting trip.   But a lot of people still haven’t figured out…

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Differences between the four animals on Dragon and Lion Dance Special Stamps

Stamps for lion dance, pixiu dance, unicorn dance and dragon dance

Differences between dragon, lion, unicorn & pixiu The special stamps for “Intangible Cultural Heritage – Dragon & Lion Dance” of Hong Kong Post show four Chinese mascots, lion, dragon, unicorn and pixiu.   As they look so much alike, a lot of Western visitors cannot tell them apart. Frank the tour guide is going to show…

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How to say soda, butter toast, egg sandwich in Cantonese and what do they stand for now?

Soda, butter toast, egg sandwich

汽hei3水seo2油jau4多do1蛋daan2治zi6 can imply petrol bomb A lot of visitors want to enjoy local delicacies at Hong Kong’s fast food shops and tea cafés to experience the local dining culture. The main difficulty for visitors to do so is they don’t know how to call the food names in Cantonese. Frank the tour guide is going…

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Hong Kong’s smooth vaccination programme further opens up to people aged 30 or above

The logo of Hong Kong SAR Government Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Hong Kong vaccination campaign accelerates to cover most of the population Hong Kong SAR’s Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun on 26 Feb 2021.   The cumulative number of persons who have received their first jabs of vaccine has exceeded 200,000 on 15 March 2021 (You may check the most updated date here). This encouraging result…

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Travelers have over 12 hours of daytime for sightseeing in Hong Kong after Spring Equinox

ICC, Stonecutter Island Bridge, waterfront promenade

After Spring Equinox, travelers have longer daytime for sightseeing in Hong Kong Spring Equinox is on 20 March 2021. On the day of this solar term, day and night have approximately the same length. Actually Hong Kong has the day and night with the same length on 15 March 2021.   From 16 March 2021 onwards,…

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Frank the tour guide’s social media posts about double decker tram & his birthday wish

tram and cake

Collection of Frank the tour guide’s social media posts about tram and birthday wish Frank the tour guide has five posts in his social media this week. The posts are about Hong Kong’s double decker tram (ding ding) and his birthday wish.     You may follow Frank the tour guide’s social media…   Apart…

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Good news for visitors: Hong Kong’s foggy days decrease!

Victoria Harbor view from Stubbs Road Lookout

Hong Kong’s decrease in foggy days gladdens visitors  Data shows that Hong Kong’s foggy days decrease. This is a good news for visitors, who are eager to see Hong Kong’s skyline and enjoy the great view of Victoria Harbor at Victoria Peak.   Frank the tour guide is going to show readers the details of…

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The vanished scenes of Tai O

See sunset and stilt houses at Tai O fishing village

Tai O’s disappeared scenes Tai O fishing village on Lantau Island has a long history. It was once one of the four largest fishing villages in Hong Kong.   A local Chinese guidebook of the 1930s, “The Grand Sights of the New Territories” recorded the condition of Tai O in detail.   Today Tai O…

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Tips for adults for cruising with senior parents

ICC Building, white cruise ship, cruise terminal

Learn the followings before cruising with elderly parents  The dormant cruise industry sees the dawn of revival after the commencement of Covid-19 vaccination programme. The cruise lines are selling the world cruise packages for 2022 and 2023. The grown-up sons and daughters are planning the cruise holidays with their senior parents again.   After reading…

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