HK2NY Ep 1: Backpacking in Hong Kong & China

  • Опубликовано: 28 сен 2014
  • Ever wanted to quit your job and go travelling round the world? Well these 2 guys did just that - and they filmed it all!
    Watch Karl Watson & James Walsh’s backpacking documentary series as they travel through 20 countries in 4 continents over 9 months. Be entertained and inspired to start a trip of your own! Subscribe to check out the series and loads more adventure videos!
    Episode 1 of a new backpacking documentary series. This first episode sees Karl & James' journey begin with a few days in Hong Kong before heading to Guilin, China, where they enjoyed the Chinese New Year festivities and explored the nearby countryside of Yangshou and the Longji Rice Fields.
    They filmed the entire journey with just one camera, a Sony Handycam HDR-XR160E.
    Watch the entire series here:видео.html&list=PLi_ubgzYiPgvxje3qGjE1cVidSsUHajKX
    If you wanna know how much the whole trip cost and how we budgeted check out this short video here:видео.html
    For all the latest updates check out Karl on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
    Read STA Travel's blog on our trip and HK2NY Series:
    Title music by Jack Nicholson

Комментарии • 431

  • Harry Lau
    Harry Lau 5 дней назад

    HONGKONG Belongs to China!

  • Alys sa
    Alys sa 3 месяца назад


  • Internet Commander
    Internet Commander 3 месяца назад

    Cool guys, dont wait too long with the decision, just do it!

  • Tina Tremain
    Tina Tremain 4 месяца назад

    Traveling the world through your videos!

  • Darragh Burke
    Darragh Burke 4 месяца назад

    Hey karl just wondering what time of year you started the trip and if looking back you think it was the best time to start

  • Iona Mortimer
    Iona Mortimer 4 месяца назад

    That's not the Nazi sign, I really hope people already knew this but its the other way around, its a hindu thing, it was a hindu thing that means peace or something, Hitler flipped it to mean the opposite basically. Not Hitler, not the Nazis.

  • adventurer
    adventurer 4 месяца назад

    Why would u go to China and look for an English pub? Go to England for that.

  • Stone Roses
    Stone Roses 5 месяцев назад

    with the bizarre girl hitting on him, she was clearly high or something, like a drug addict

  • EveryDay HoliDay
    EveryDay HoliDay 5 месяцев назад

    Hey! Loved your video, how about you will check mine out too? Thanks! :D

  • Mike Hunt
    Mike Hunt 5 месяцев назад

    i;m moving to china in 3 weeks to teach , hope to go backpacking in the future, so this vid was very interesting

  • yogesh rai
    yogesh rai 6 месяцев назад

    if you are like to do trekking and mountain climbing in Nepal please visit us

  • shashank gupta
    shashank gupta 6 месяцев назад

    pretty good channel!!!!!!

  • Alan Jones
    Alan Jones 6 месяцев назад

    Brilliant to watch, cheers.

  • Johnny Yan
    Johnny Yan 6 месяцев назад +1

    Love my country so much!!!

  • Geovane Deolindo
    Geovane Deolindo 7 месяцев назад


    SAMMI NGUYEN 8 месяцев назад

    We will be going to China in a few months... I am soooo excited. Debating on adding HK or Yellow Mt to our trip... what do you think would be better?

      SAMMI NGUYEN 6 месяцев назад

      We went to the Yellow Mt... it was beautiful

    • joy cai
      joy cai 6 месяцев назад +1

      SAMMI NGUYEN if u like shopping then hongkong, if u like nature scenery, then huangshan, I personally prefer Macao than hongkong coz there r lots of casinos

  • Juliansen 90
    Juliansen 90 8 месяцев назад

    You deserve so much more views for this. So inspiring. Awesome

  • Karan Karan
    Karan Karan 8 месяцев назад

    OMG you racist f**ks, so white that you will blend in with the sands in the beach . get some tan first.!

  • Anna Banana
    Anna Banana 8 месяцев назад

    What an inspiration! Thank you so much for making this! Just reading the comments on here I can see that everyone feels the same! x

  • regulasarcturusblack
    regulasarcturusblack 9 месяцев назад

    Everyone's expecting these guys to act proper and cultured on a backpacking trip. You don't automatically get cultured as soon as you get on a plane and land in a foreign country. Not to mention these are just young lads having fun, as long as they're not disturbing locals.

  • juicy7
    juicy7 9 месяцев назад

    sick intro mate :D #epicmusic

  • Woody997
    Woody997 9 месяцев назад

    Hey Karl, absolutely loved watching your trip episodes. Would love to do something like this myself one time. Just out of curiosity, how did you make all the map animations to show your travelling routes? Did you use a particular app of some sort?

  • TheTruthQuest123
    TheTruthQuest123 10 месяцев назад +2

    Nonsense.. Im yet to see ONE just ONE person who did shit like this, and did not have money in the bank.
    I did something like this at least twice in my life, and both times I almost ended up homeless
    Assholes who do this and still manage to have a stable house back home, are asshole who have a family whos got money.
    And /or paid off house on some land, like a ranch in Colorado,etc.. that you can always go back to
    Ive done nothing but live from one apartment to another.. if I did this I would last for about 2 days before Im out of money

  • DiamondLand 1
    DiamondLand 1 10 месяцев назад

    I'm curious how much money have you spend xd I want to do this

  • Maike Vogt-Lueerssen
    Maike Vogt-Lueerssen 10 месяцев назад

    Please, go back to China and make more videos!! That was so interesting!!! Thank you Karl and James!

  • flutingaround
    flutingaround 10 месяцев назад

    the scene with the man singing on the boat brought tears to my eyes! his song was so beautiful and haunting. He even slowed down at the end for musical effect. China deserves more than one week, for all of us.

  • venven24
    venven24 11 месяцев назад

    OK I'm American and I'm wondering why wouldn't you learn at least conversational Chinese before you go backpacking through China? No offense but that seems kind of stupid. I would definitely do that before hand because it only takes a week or two to learn basic conversation in Chinese- i've done it

  • _山田ケント
    _山田ケント 11 месяцев назад +3

    China is amazing!

  • top china travel
    top china travel Год назад

    Nice videos

  • macha karup
    macha karup Год назад

    this is how few friends go for a trip......i love your videos karl...

  • Ling Ling M
    Ling Ling M Год назад

    great video guys

  • Ashley Zheng
    Ashley Zheng Год назад

    I've seen the whole series Karl and it's inspired me so much I'm actually doing a backpacking trip of my own this summer thanks to you 🙂

  • shashikiran KIRAN
    shashikiran KIRAN Год назад

    excellent ...

  • Tommy Cash
    Tommy Cash Год назад

    do u buy visas all at one time

  • mike kovacevic
    mike kovacevic Год назад

    How much money did this cost you?

  • Mike
    Mike Год назад

    Have been going through all your series in the last few weeks. This first episode is particularly nostalgic because i was in HK last September. Recognize a number of the places you filmed (including bars) and really excited for future trips.

  • 李白
    李白 Год назад

    oh u guys were celebrating Chinese new year in China, amazing

  • Simone Steigler
    Simone Steigler Год назад

    This is awesome!! I make travel videos if you want to check them out :)

  • Terry Fear
    Terry Fear Год назад

    Good work guys. Really enjoyed this first episode. Seeing you blokes just going out and doing it is inspiring. Takes time and effort to organize and save the moolah for the trip but you guys did it. Can't wait to visit China, especially Yangshuo and Hong Kong.

  • Sudhir Pasricha
    Sudhir Pasricha Год назад

    wonderful and inspiring. my jest to travel got some fuel from watching this.Can you kindly share the details , of place and its exact location where you showed Buddhist self portrait on rocks craving

  • It's always sunny in Goa
    It's always sunny in Goa Год назад

    That was amazing
    Could you also do a video about your camera gear

  • Jake Albina
    Jake Albina Год назад

    I am so glad i found your channel!!!! im about to venture into a tour myself.. and this video got me all hype about it. =)

  • imran khan
    imran khan Год назад

    Awesome vids

  • jimshunk
    jimshunk Год назад

    Hi Karl. Great set of travelling videos. Have watched all your travelling videos and you provide some great advice. I am planning a month trip though China, and I have everywhere pretty much planned out apart from Guilin. Did you stay in Guilin or Yangshuo? I am getting different opinions on where to stay. We plan on being there for maybe 4 nights and arrive and leave from Guilin. We want to do the countryside of Yangshuo, but there are also the caves and rice fields north of Guilin which would make it easier to stay there. Any advice or tips would be great? Thanks in advance.

  • 只为遇见你c
    只为遇见你c Год назад +1


    • Flamer97
      Flamer97 Год назад +1

      Well if someone goes to Hawaii or Alaska, they will say Hawaii + USA or Alaska + USA to differentiate that it is different from the mainland. Or Tasmania + Australia, Northern Ireland + UK, Crete + Greece. Why should HK + China be a problem?
      Also he didn't go to Shanghai or Beijing.

  • Rachel Elizabeth
    Rachel Elizabeth Год назад

    The swastika symbol (卐) is a cross with four arms of equal length with the ends of each arm bent at right angle in right facing form or mirrored left facing form (卍). Early archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates back to the ancient civilisation as well as in the art of the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, Celts, Native Americans, and Persians as well as; specifically in Hinduisms, Jainism and Buddhism as a sacred symbol of good luck.

  • Teanna Tang
    Teanna Tang Год назад +3

    As a Hongkonger, it embarrassed me a little when i watched the part that a girl asked for your sperms... smh

  • Jarh Rodriguez
    Jarh Rodriguez Год назад


  • Florian
    Florian Год назад

    bro she wanted white babies I'm dead

  • Travel The World
    Travel The World Год назад

    2nd time watching this. Love it Karl.

  • serena coady
    serena coady Год назад

    awesome work! you give me so many ideas for my travel videos :)

  • Steven Nolan
    Steven Nolan Год назад

    Great video 📹 👌

  • Vishnu K N
    Vishnu K N Год назад +1

    Guys,this is my dream!

  • Ollie axb
    Ollie axb Год назад

    I've watched and loved everyone one of your videos. Would love to see another trip with you and James!

  • Financially Free
    Financially Free Год назад +3

    How much do you guys reckon something like this would cost?
    Love the vids btw, liked and subbed!!!

  • Justair
    Justair Год назад +1

    Can I habe some of dat seaman ploz b0zz

  • Minghui Chan
    Minghui Chan Год назад

    amazing! respect mate!

  • Nick Bradshaw
    Nick Bradshaw Год назад +3

    that's the same guy that took me down the river

  • Marcos Vinicius
    Marcos Vinicius Год назад


  • Marcos Vinicius
    Marcos Vinicius Год назад

    Hong Kong região administrativa especial da China localizada no sul da China ao sul da província de Guangdong

  • Marcos Vinicius
    Marcos Vinicius Год назад

    CHINA Hong Kong e GuangXi

  • Kay Flip
    Kay Flip Год назад +15

    Hah, there's tons of white expats in Hong Kong, they're 5% of the population there. There's white people in almost every shot after he made that comment, lol. There's even neighborhoods called Little Paris (Sheung Wan). Hong Kong is home to the largest banks in the world and is an international financial hub just like London and NY. You weren't exactly in remote Bhutan or something, lol. You can tell you guys don't travel much - especially with the racist Chinese accent impersonation. Unfortunately traveling cost a lot of money - something you don't have and are incapable of earning.

    • Lucas Brydon
      Lucas Brydon 15 дней назад

      shut the fuck up

    • RJG
      RJG Месяц назад +1

      Kay Flip Quit projecting your own prejudice, you just dislike him. Imagining he walks as if 'owning the place' or that he's a 'big shot'. Lol calm yourself.
      Vlogging as a tourist can be obnoxious but he is very dry and sarcastic. It shouldn't be taken to heart.
      You come across like a catty wife comparing your brand of handbag to his. Degrading him for not being Oxbridge as if that's a qualifier for decency or experience--It's not. Then you imagine he's too poor to travel (evidently wrong) and compare his wages to bankers.
      Listing those qualifiers is typical bourgois class-obsessed yuppie mentality. Should we compare our Rolex GMT Pepsis and boat shoes next? Yuck. China is the largest market for fake status symbols so your mentality makes sense I guess.
      There's such a thing as rich well educated bores with zero life experience. They're not rare.

    • Brade Bronson
      Brade Bronson Месяц назад

      Kay Flip HK has the highest French population in the world aside from France. Tons of Europeans. Mostly in Central area. Not really Kowloon side. Where is little Paris? But he went to all the touristy places... places I would plan to see if I was visiting HK.

    • Morgan Freeman
      Morgan Freeman 4 месяца назад

      InfoChina Our Karl travelled a lot before this with family, others and alone

    • InDisskyS131
      InDisskyS131 5 месяцев назад

      +Kay Flip I came across this video after watching his India video. I guess this is his first video and you're probably correct, he hadn't traveled much when he shot this one. I don't think it has to do with his travel inexperience though, I think he is just very unobservant and quite young. His newer videos are much better.

  • Mayhem Thoughts
    Mayhem Thoughts Год назад +1

    Unbelievable, thousands thumbs up👍

  • Alina Jenkins
    Alina Jenkins Год назад

    beautiful gentleman

  • Phnom Penh Travel Cambodia
    Phnom Penh Travel Cambodia Год назад

    Coolest documentaries on this planet! Will follow you through your incredible journey.

  • Giovanni Mota
    Giovanni Mota Год назад

    Hello guys. Very nice video .. I just started to watch your adventures :)
    I'm going to South East Asia next year and I'm planning to go HK as well. My plan is different .. from Beijing to Shangai and then HK and Macau .. how expensive is china overall ?

    GUR ION Год назад

    I wish more people would watch this. amazing and very good editing.

  • Travel and Vino
    Travel and Vino Год назад

    Great Editing, love the music, and story telling. I can tell you have some video background - Well Done!

  • meatrace
    meatrace Год назад +1

    I'd have given her my sperm.

  • Dennon Peh
    Dennon Peh Год назад +1

    Respect! Upload more pls

  • Angela Wilhelmina
    Angela Wilhelmina Год назад

    Amazing experience...

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  • atonikaful
    atonikaful Год назад +2

    woww Hong Kong amazing place !!

  • mainengv
    mainengv Год назад

    You guys have done what most of us only dream of doing. I command you both for your courage and ambition on making your dream come true and to share it with us all. Thank you!

  • Guts Berserker
    Guts Berserker Год назад

    The white man is a hall pass for Chinese people.
    People of China in an over populated country. They start to treat each other inhumanely. Its normal. Thats why she was so keen for you White man sperm.

  • Rasheda Ahmed
    Rasheda Ahmed Год назад

    Thanks a lot for giving us these videos we are too old to satisfy our wanderlust but these are on our bucketlist!

  • Rasheda Ahmed
    Rasheda Ahmed Год назад +1

    Read the travels of ibn batuta and marco polo to appreciate how easy it is to travel now

  • Sxpntrtr
    Sxpntrtr Год назад

    Wow! Incredible! Probably one the best travel videos i have ever seen. Cant wait to see the other parts!

  • Fernweh
    Fernweh Год назад

    Hey! Nice video! We travel around the world and we are in Australia. We subscribed you to support your channel. Maybe you want to support our VLog a bit as well? Cheers Andre & Ramona

  • Lee
    Lee Год назад

    I'm enjoying your videos so much that I don't want them to ever end! 😁 The editing, the people you meet, the places you visit - all of it is awesome! Even the ups and downs of the trip; they it made me feel like I was there with you guys. Thank you for sharing this amazing trip with us! 🙇

  • Agustín Prats
    Agustín Prats Год назад +2

    Mate, one of the best things I've ever seen on RUclip. No kidding here. It's all about how close you guys make it feel, it could be me and my mate. Far more better than any other Pro Documentary. Congratulations! Tomorrow I'm going for the next one!

  • Zanil Hyder
    Zanil Hyder Год назад

    Captivating video ( most travel videos tend to be slow and boring ) and very good narration. I have been planning to globe trot since 2005 or so and idea grew strong in 2008 and ..... but it never happened. Wactching your video inspires to try :-))

  • Isabel
    Isabel Год назад +1

    You should try to go to provinces Gansu, Sichuan and Qinghai in China!! (Dunhuang, Zhangye, mountains of Sichuan and more) There is so much to explore in all parts of China!! And in Sichuan you can find the best food ;)

  • shravan yadav
    shravan yadav Год назад

    great job done.

  • Marc Dimarco
    Marc Dimarco Год назад

    Love your videos.. keep them coming boys!

  • 某男人
    某男人 Год назад +1

    You should go to Mount Huangshan and Zhangjiajie.

  • Adam Cokell
    Adam Cokell Год назад

    Where's a good hostel to stay in Hong Kong?

  • Francis Langley
    Francis Langley Год назад

    Karl Watson what's the name of the song at min 4:00

  • Manit Monsur
    Manit Monsur Год назад

    wow!! this video has been a great inspiration to me!! really wanna go on a big adventure one day :)

  • mr. smart
    mr. smart Год назад

    good idea only dont forgot take money with you :)

  • rock3751
    rock3751 Год назад

    when r u coming to INDIA...!!

    • rock3751
      rock3751 Год назад

      +Karl Watson: Travel Documentaries good to hear that ... eagerly waiting for the video then.. 😃

    • Karl Watson: Travel Documentaries
      Karl Watson: Travel Documentaries  Год назад

      I was there in January for 6 weeks video will be online in a month or 2

  • Francis Langley
    Francis Langley Год назад

    Whats name of song at minute 4:00

  • The Jackal
    The Jackal Год назад

    god I wasn't sure about subscribing at first but after watching this episode for half an hour i had to do it. great stuff guys

  • xman ###
    xman ### Год назад +17

    I have a high respect for both of you.... You are very courage to quit your job and took off for your journey !!!!!

  • Katieboil Anegg
    Katieboil Anegg Год назад

    Fek - Karl sounds a bit Welsh in this one and Yank in the others - where is this bloke from? Karl - where are you from?? This is brilliant so far.......ok, ok - you have won me over ;)

    • Karl Watson: Travel Documentaries
      Karl Watson: Travel Documentaries  Год назад

      Born and raised in Durham, but my parents were from down south. So only ever had a hint of the Geordie accent, but haven't lived there since I was 18 so its faded out and now just have a miscellaneous accent ;)

  • Vedran Šimec
    Vedran Šimec Год назад

    Best travel channel on youtube! I have watched every single video from it and i cant wait for next one :) This is the kind of life i would love to live. Keep up the good work Karl.
    Regards from Croatia!

  • Yousif Nur
    Yousif Nur Год назад

    I'm going to Hong Kong and China myself for about 3 weeks. I'm staying at a friend's place in Hong Kong which I think would save me a lot of money - how long would you recommend I should stay in HK before heading to the mainland?

  • Hans Zee
    Hans Zee Год назад +6

    This title is misleading. HK is part of China now though the city is politically different from mainland China and used to be a british colonization.

    • InDisskyS131
      InDisskyS131 5 месяцев назад

      +Hans Zee, I have met thousands upon thousands of people from both China and HongKong. Yeah, they all consider HongKong and China very different entities. I think it's "just a little weird" how you accuse the uploader of using misleading titles when you don't seem to know much about the subject matter.

    • Green Matty
      Green Matty Год назад

      Hans Zee it's more complicated than that

    • Hans Zee
      Hans Zee Год назад

      All right. It's just a little weird.

    • Teanna Tang
      Teanna Tang Год назад +1

      Hans Zee Coz why not? We think ourselves as different entity. Yeah, geographically Hong Kong is a part of China. Yet, Hk has a different legal system, first language, lifestyle and local culture. Whats the problem that the title specifically pointing out HK?

    • Hans Zee
      Hans Zee Год назад

      Because conceptually people still think HK and China are two different entities.

  • Mukesh Mishra
    Mukesh Mishra Год назад

    Thanks Karl,james and wouter..lovely watching..cheers