Friday, 25 July 2014

Amazing Race Canada 2 - Week 3: YVR, HKG

Hkia from lantau
Welcome to Hong Kong!! The Amazing Race Canada teams landed here in Week 3.
Week 3 of The Amazing Race Canada was beyond amazing.... Do you want to go where the teams did, and do what the teams did? Here's how:

The Pit Stop for Week 2 was the at the crab dock in Tofino... but we bet they didn't sleep in there...Tofino Crab Dock: What's in a name?
By some mysterious means, the teams mysteriously left Tofino, and mysteriously made their way to an international airport.
Why so secret? ... (we jest, but it's fun!)
How did they leave Vancouver Island?
Tofino Airport (YAZ) ?
Nanaimo Airport (YCD) ?
BC Ferries from Departure Bay?
Departure bay 2
In the kick-off for Week 3 of The Amazing Race Canada, the teams flew to Hong Kong on Air Canada... We're guessing they flew from Vancouver International Airport (YVR)... do you agree?Arrival at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) was the first trip outside Canada for #RaceCDA!
Hong Kong International Airport night
Upon arrival in Hong Kong, the teams were told to make their way up to Lantau Peak. One team even knew which colour taxi to take! Once at the base, the teams took the Ngong Ping Cable Car up to Ngong Ping Village.Ngong Ping / Tung Chung Cable Car Review
HK Skyrail cable car
Next stop was the Po Lin Monastery, where each team received a blessing from a monk.Say om.
Po Lin Monastery - ovedc - 13
From calm into the rush of the race it was, as the teams made the gruelling walk up to the Tian Tan Buddha. Hong Kong Travel Pass Combo: MTR Pass, Ngong Ping Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour
Tian Tan Buddha by Beria
Back down in the city, it was time to cook up some trouble with Master Chef judge Alvin Leung at his Bo Innovation restaurant.

Nicknamed The Demon Chef, it was no surprise that Leung handed the teams a rather strange list of ingredients to shop for at the wet market.
Cooking Class and Wet Market Private Tour
Alvin Leung
Wrapping up with a little lesson from Kung Fu master Lee...

... and striking some compelling poses for a movie director...

... then it was off to the pitstop for Week 3.
Kowloon Culture and Life Tour

Hong Kong Private Full-Day Living Culture Tour
Forom des langues 2014 - École Shi Miaofeng - 9911
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Now, to the airports...

The Amazing Race Canada visited Vancouver International Airport (YVR) three times in Season 1. If you missed it, we shared some interesting information on YVR in our Season 1/Week 3 blog post.

Of course, this was the first visit Hong Kong International Airport for the Amazing Race Canada. Here are some things you may not know about HKG Airport:
Getting to/from Hong Kong Airport:
We hope you found our information of value! We welcome your feedback and will see you next week. Go teams, go!

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1 comment:

  1. so we suggest that it is a good idea to have both a Plan A and a Plan B for your airport transfers.