A Star Ferry sails across Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, in August. Lonely Planet has included the iconic crossing in its coffee table book, Amazing Boat Journeys. Photo: Bloomberg
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

Hong Kong’s Star Ferry makes it into Lonely Planet’s Amazing Boat Journeys book

  • Crossing Victoria Harbour by boat must be the shortest, and certainly the cheapest journey featured in travel publisher’s new coffee-table book
  • The 28 US cent trip features alongside Yangtze, Mekong and Nile river cruises and journeys around the Galapagos islands and to remote Pitcairn Island

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A Star Ferry sails across Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, in August. Lonely Planet has included the iconic crossing in its coffee table book, Amazing Boat Journeys. Photo: Bloomberg
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Adam Nebbs

Adam Nebbs

Adam has lived in Hong Kong since 1988. He briefly managed the demise of the Wanderlust travel bookshop on Hollywood road in the mid 1990s, then worked as Associate Editor on Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine Discovery for several years. He began writing Travellers’ Checks for Post Magazine in 1998, working for several years under the pseudonym Peter Walbrook. A former contributing editor for the exclusive luxury travel guide NB Review, he has also edited several books, including the first-ever travel guide to Uzbekistan in 1996, and 'The Amazing Adventures of Betsy And Niki' (2008) by Captain Charles “Chic” Eather. His non-fiction book 'The Great Fire of Hong Kong', was published in 2010.