Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hong Kong Krazies #8

Public Transportation:
I LOVE not having a car here. In some ways it would be easier, but in so many others it would had hassle and cost to our lives. The public transport system here is AMAZING, convenient, affordable, and efficient. Our main forms are bus and train, although there are taxis, trams and ferrys available.
Here are a couple of shots of my boys riding on the mini bus to the train station.

 The bus on the left is called a mini-bus and the one on the right we just call a bus :o)
We take the train most places... Here are some pictures of in the inside of our local station and up on the platform with a train coming in.

 During the morning and evening rush hours both the platform and stations are just crazy packed with people!
Here's the map of the train system here. Because Hong Kong is relatively small, you can get most places within an hour by taking the train.
 Taxis are very affordable, but we still don't take them very often as everything else is still cheaper.
I hope you enjoyed this little peak in to how we get around!


grandmashredder said...

you need to take a REAL picture of the train station when it is packed with people. it looks so empty and quiet in your pictures.

Gretchen said...

I love these posts! Thanks for doing them, Em!


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