Hong Kong

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Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese and English
Capital: Hong Kong
Population: 7,009,000
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar
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Hong Kong is a huge city in China. Unlike China, you probably don't need a visa to enter, but coming from China your one-entry visa will expire.

Oasis Hong Kong is a budget airline that flew to London Gatwick, for prices as low as 200 US$. It went bankrupt in early 2008.

It is highly recommended that you do not hitchhike in Hong Kong - hitchhiking is almost non-existent, and getting a ride from locals is very hard. Unsubstantiated claims have been made that it is illegal, but people have hitched out of national parks with ex-pats and others have hitched across the border. There is a vast public transport system, however. Instead of buying adult tickets on the MTR you could use the concessionary ones - make sure nobody watches you and you pass through to the trains without being watched by staff. But since no one would really care, just do it quickly, don't wave around with your ticket (adult ones are yellow-orange, concessionary ones are light and dark blue). Anyhow, it seems that you can't get fined because of blackriding, you would only have to pay the difference between the concessionary and the adult ticket. Unfortunately this doesnt apply for buses as drivers do no what you would have to pay. Buying concessionary tickets for ferries is possible, but staff tends to watch what kind of token you use. Fares for ferries to the Outlying Islands are often paid at a counter, therefore no possibility for adjusting the amount of money you pay.


Police in Hong Kong seems to be cooperative, so if confronted they might be eager to compromise with you as well. nomad:Hong Kong