Ever wondered if you could purchase anything decent for under a pound in the UK? Do you think that we are rip off Britain,  well we have sent two researchers of around the world to see what they can buy for 80 Pence, there's nothing quite like playing FTSE underneath the table.
Hong Kong Time difference + 8 hours Currency £1 = 12 Hong Kong dollars
My travels have taken me east again and this time to the bustling capital of Hong Kong.  The flight time was a very quick 11 hours and from the total of passengers boarding the plane this is still a very popular destination with both travellers and business people.  The temperature here is a lovely 28 degrees and despite the haze the sun is shining.  Along with English a mixture of Cantonese and Mandarin is spoken.
For the adventurous Hong Kong offers much by way of things to do.  There is a water boat system in place to help you get from one side of the city to the other.  Taxis are easy enough and are quite fare in price, and the buses are inexpensive and a great way to see this vibrant city.  For keen shoppers there are several markets that are a ‘must’ to visit, the most famous ones being Stanley market and the ladies market.  Both offer a range of goods at reasonable good prices, but be warned, you do need to possess the gift of haggling.
So what did I buy with my 80 pence? Well….  Before commencing one of my shopping sprees at the ladies market I thought it best to start on a full tummy.  Along with very large plate of noodles and fish I bought myself the most delicious glass of freshly squeezed fruit juice with green tea.
Goodbye from your world traveller

Article by Deanne G / 19th December 2012


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