A New Year break in Fukuoka

2017 was quite a busy year.  I said to myself a few times I would need a break towards the end of the year – no matter how short the break would be.  Due to last minute booking, there were not many options.  I finally was settled with a short trip to Fukuoka, for its convenience, variety of food and close proximity to everything – from the airport to the city centre, it would take only 10 to 15 minutes by subway.

While struggling whether I should rent a car, I made up my mind to get one so that I could stay in it and travel light despite the cold weather in Fukuoka.  It turned out to be a good choice, and allowed me to travel all the way to visit the 777m-high, 390m-long Kokonoe Yume Bridge, the highest pedestrian suspension bridge in Japan.  It was very windy and chilly!  Yet, I could still walk on the bridge back and forth, within an hour, without experiencing too much shaking.  An amazing bridge, an amazing experience to me.

I stayed at Crowne Plaza ANA Fukuoka, which provided very convenient car-parking facility, as well as nice wine-and-dine club lounge.

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在福岡過年

二零一七年是忙碌的一年,我一直提醒自己要在年尾前放個假,假期長短不重要,需要忙裏偷閒。因為機票訂得太遲,已經沒有太多選擇,最後決定到福岡旅行幾天。福岡是個旅行的好地方,吃的選擇也多,交通網絡四通八達,從機場到市中心搭地鐵只需十到十五分鐘,極方便。

經過一番深思熟慮後我決定租車自駕遊,福岡那麼冷的天氣下以車代步還是比較方便舒適的,而且購物後東西可以置於車上不用提着大包小包,還方便我一路駕車直接去到九重夢大吊橋。吊橋高七百七十七米,長三百九十米,是日本最高的人行吊橋。當時十分大風,寒風徹骨,吊橋沒有抖動得太厲害,我仍能在橋上來回走動,還在一小時內走完,是很特別的體驗!

此行我住在福岡全日空王冠廣場飯店,酒店提供極方便的泊車服務,而餐館和酒吧亦選擇繁多,切合不同口味。