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Posted February 17th, 2012 - 11:17 am from Valencia, Spain
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Posted February 17th, 2012 - 1:44 pm by from Fraser, United States (Permalink)
Hi Raquel,

I would be happy to host you in my home when you arrive in Hong Kong. I have a spare bedroom right now and I am not working so I have time to show you around. I have a back injury and so I walk in the mountains and swim most days for therapy.

My girlfriend has two friends that are visiting right now and they are considering renting the room. There is a guy coming from Italy tomorrow to look at the room as well. I am eager to rent the room because I am not working and am starting to run low on money. You are welcome to surf for a few nights for free in the spirit of CS. If you want to stay longer while you look for an apartment I would appreciate if you can help out with the rent. Maybe $100 HKD per night?

We looked at your profile and decided you were someone we would like to meet. I have lived here two years and am pretty familiar with the city. I can give you a tour and get you oriented so you will know how to get around. Public transportation is excellent and easy to use.

Our local CS group is pretty active so you will not have trouble meeting people. We have a weekly gathering on Thursday evenings from 8pm until midnight. Sometimes people stay out later but I usually take the last bus home at 12.

Let me know if I can help you in any way. Hong Kong is a fantastic city and you will enjoy living here. The city is very safe as well. Chinese people are kind and many speak English. Nothing to be scared of here.

I can meet you outside exit A at the central MTR station. From there it is a short bus ride to my house. If you take the express train from the airport it will drop you off at Hong Kong station. That is very near central station so I can meet you outside exit A1 if you end up there. There is WiFi in the airport and MTR stations. Some buses have WiFi too. All MTR stations have WiFi. Many MTR stations have free computer terminals and they all have helpful information desks.

You will want to buy an "Octopus card" when you arrive at the airport. It costs $50 HKD and then put $100 HKD as credit on the card. The card can be used on most buses, the Metro trains, some taxis, at grocery stores, Mc Donalds, and many convenience stores. (The $50 is a deposit and is refundable when you finally leave HK.)

Beinvenidos a Hong Kong.

Let me know when you will arrive.

My phone number is 9867-9420.

Safe travels,

Dave (Dee) Hemphill

Posted February 17th, 2012 - 8:07 pm by from Waltham Abbey, England (Permalink)
Hi Dee,
I was wondering if it's easy to find rooms in shared houses or flats in HK as it seems like a really expensive place to have your own place. If so, how much are they usually?

Posted February 17th, 2012 - 8:17 pm by from Waltham Abbey, England (Permalink)
Hola Raquel,
En dónde vas a trabajar? Es k soy profe de espanol también y estoy trabajando en Asia. Me puedes ayudar ta vez?