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Shenzhen to Hong Kong on High Speed Rail

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Even though Shenzhen and Hong Kong are basically the same city on opposite sides of a border, it's still a frustratingly long trip to Hong Kong Central for a Reuben at Morty's Deli. The new high speed rail line linking downtown Shenzhen to downtown Hong Kong makes the trip in...

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Random Hong Kong electronics posting

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Wanted a LTE SIM card for Hong Kong so ran up to Aplui street. There's a few electronics stores here but it's pretty tame. Once a someone said their factory contacts always brought them from China to Hong Kong to buy components, once they experienced Huaqiangbei they felt duped. If...

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Pre-China pilgrimage to Taco Loco

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Before crossing into China I always stop at Taco Loco half way up the mid central level escalators on Hong Kong Island. very easy to get here from the terminus of the airport express train. As always, a couple carnitas on soft corn shells and a Sol. Worlds longest escalators...

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Out of Shenzhen: Nannie Sunday in Central

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Hong Kong nannies, mostly from the Philippines, have Sunday off. Thousands of nannies gather and setup camp along Central Hong Kong island. Its absolutely one of the coolest things to see on a Sunday afternoon, and a great chance to practice my 4 Pinyo vocabulary words - salamat, oo, hindi,...

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Out of Shenzhen: Central mid level escalators

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

In my humble opinion the kilometer long central mid level escalators are the top attraction in Hong Kong. On the way out of Shenzhen we always check in and drop bags at Hong Kong city checking and then head up about half way to Taco Loco for some if the...

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VIDEO #15: Apliu Street electronics market tour

Monday, April 16th, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTHYR_0-zi4[/embed] Dangerous Prototypes drops by the Apliu Street electronics market in Hong Kong on the way to Shenzhen, China. It's a smaller market, but a great warmup for Hua Qiang Bei. Check out pictures, and descriptions in our posts. You can also grab a Google Maps layer for all the...

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Apliu Street: Electronics Shops

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Apliu Street has two major electronics component shops. Both carry way more stuff than our local electronics store, and the prices are a lot closer to eBay or Mouser than anything we've seen in the past. These drawers contain a ton of parts, just grab what you need and pay...

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Apliu Street: Golden Computer Arcade

Monday, April 16th, 2012

In Hong Kong 'Golden' is synonymous with computer stores. We spotted Golden stores all over the city. The Golden Computer Arcade is one of the biggest, and it's just a short walk from Apliu Street. (more…)

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Apliu Street: Market stands

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Apliu Street in Hong Kong is a mini electronic gadget and part market. We stopped by on our way to Shenzhen to check it out. It isn't as impressive as the other markets on our Global Geek Tour, but it has a few really well stocked parts stores with online...

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