Aberdeen Travel Guide
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Travel Cat spotted in: a boat in Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong.
This week's Travel Cat is named Apple, and she's a British Shorthair cat who lives on a houseboat just outside of Central, Hong Kong. We met her while staying on the boat with the lovely owners, who offer up two of the bedrooms on Airbnb.
Apple spends her days inside, lying on the cool wood decking away from the Hong Kong humidity. When the sun goes down and the temperature drops, Apple ventures out to watch the lights flicker up in the distance, on Victoria Peak. Here is a bonus shot of her enjoying her nautical life.
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Just a moment. We don't mean we're on a boat in Aberdeen, Scotland. Nopethis boat and the quiet harbour and the 84-degree nighttime temperature are found in the Aberdeen Harbour of Hong Kong Island.
If you're familiar with Hong Kong at all, you'll know Aberdeen as the home of the floating "Jumbo" restaurant. If you're not familiar with Hong Kong, well...add it to the top of your to-do list.
So how did we end up on a boat in Aberdeen Harbour? Well, as the cost of living in the downtown parts of Hong Kong continues to shoot skyward, more enterprising folk are turning to the many harbours for residences, buying or renting vessels as homes. We've ditched hotel rooms to instead spend several nights on one such boat, and it's a pretty big boatnot the one pictured above.