I saw this earlier thread and didn't want to hijack it so I'm starting a new one:
Same as evilorgi, I have my first trip to Hong Kong in July'09 and wanted to get some first hand inputs on how to manage the trip.
Itinerary is: 1 day for Disney, 1 day for Oceanpark, 2 days for other places. So my questions are:
First off, I'm planning on bringing my 40D; 17-55; 50mm and Benro Tripod on the trip. Is it advisable to still bring the tripod along? The only reason I'm taking it is so that I can take group shots with my family by remote and not have to ask a stranger to take the pic.
Second: Is it better to have the hotel within the city or at Lantau island? If staying out late, will it be hard to get back to Lantau?
Third: Is it cheaper to take a cab or to take the train? Saw in the earlier thread that if you're a group, it would be cheaper??? Out of the 6, 3 of us are paying...
Fourth: Could you suggest some off the track places to go to? Other than Oceanpark, Disney, Big Buddha...(or different places to eat at)
One last thing: its July -- would the weather be a problem? like typhoons?
Thanks so much...!