Having passed the half-time point of this trip, it was time to return southbound. The next destination is Taipei, the capital of the island Taiwan.
And the journey goes on to Tokyo. Originally I planned this trip around Asia to see other countries in the Far East than Japan, but given the proximity to Seoul I could not resist to stop by for two days at least.
One day is not enough. My stay in South Korea was incredible short, but I tried to make the most out of the 24 hours I had.
The next day I decided to explore Lantau Island in the West of Hong Kong Island, where the airport is also situated. At the pier, I just made it for a fast ferry that took half an hour to Mui Wo, a village on the Southeast of the island.
As we approached Hong Kong, I spotted an ocean of freight ships on the water.
In the evening the airport terminal was not crowded at all. Freed of the suitcase I walked up and down the terminal before proceeding to the security checkpoint.
One day before the trip began I found myself in the French city Strasbourg. How did I end up here instead of the airport? Keep on reading.
It is time for another trip diary! To celebrate my month off before starting my next employment at university I am heading to five countries in East Asia within two weeks.
Connichi, one of the biggest conventions in the German speaking area is about to take place next weekend from Friday 7th to Sunday the 9th of September. The event drew in over 26’000 fans last year and will take place in the Kongress Palais in Kassel as usual. I attended Connichi for the first time in 2009 and this year will be the fifth time visit the event.
For the second time the Japan and Anime convention AnimagiC took place in the Rosengarten congress center in Mannheim in early August. The organizers celebrated the 20 year anniversary of the event with a great line-up of guests from Japan over three days.