Prague is one of my favourite cities – a really nice old town and home to great (and cheap!) beer. We spent Easter 2015 there – in line with our Easter city break tradition that also featured thus far Paris, Rome, St Petersburg, and Hong Kong. We found ourselves back there for a friend’s stag do, which of course cannot be the subject of a blog post here. 😉 But there was one particular sight we missed last time around – the Jewish quarter was closed due to Passover. So we used our time wisely while we waited for the rest of the party to arrive.
Macau has a very different atmosphere to Hong Kong. Portuguese influence can be seen everywhere from street names to directions. Architecture in the old town is like in any Mediterranean city.
Lantau Island is one of the islands reachable from Hong Kong by the MTR. It is a home to Tian Tian Buddha, “the biggest outdoor seated bronze Buddha” in the world. Next to it is Po Lin monastery, a peaceful and beautiful place. All this is surrounded by green hills and lush forests, perfect for hiking.
There is a cable car that takes you from the metro station to the Buddha in 25 minutes. The ride goes past sea and breathtaking landscapes of hills and forest. Remember to book in advance online as otherwise queues can be up to two hours. We thoroughly enjoyed the ride. And even some hikers underneath us.