Day 1 – WA to Hong Kong

04.00 alarm, and not a soul in sight out the front. 04.30 taxi from Fremantle and we are finally on our way to Perth Airport. 15 months in the planning and the Long Service Leave has arrived. Perth Airport is still what it is. A third division airport attempting to join the premier league. 20 years and it should be there. Cathay Pacific as an airline have been fantastic. A 2am text from the airline welcoming us to the flight later that morning. Great customer service.

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Hong Kong

Map – Hong Kong

The British Dependent Territory of Hong Kong consists of Victoria (commonly known as Hong Kong Island), the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories, and 235 outlying islands, totalling 1,078 sq km. It is situated on the southeastern coastline of China, facing the South China Sea. To its north is the province of Guangdong (formerly called Canton) whose provincial capital of Guangzhou (Canton City), is 135 km away from Hong Kong. China’s capital city of Beijing (Peking) is about 2,000 km further north. The territory measures 38 km from north to south and 50 km from east to west.

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This continent has contributed a cast of villains and heroes to global history. Most of the significant achievements of the modern world had their infancy in Asia. Historic trading routes sliced across epic terrain as expanding empires competed to trade goods and ideas throughout the continent and beyond. Asia’s ambitious civilisations ultimately gave rise to some of the world’s most revolutionary ideas and important technology. Ancient wonders and sacred spaces abound across the continent, from the Great Wall of China and the temples of Angkor to lesser-known marvels in Myanmar, Nepal and Afghanistan.

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