I spent 4 days in Hong Kong and about 70% of that time shopping. It was soooo bad!! I bought so much more clothes than I could fit into my bag that I had to send a box home. And then prayed that the box will get to Sydney safely with all my newly acquired goods. Lolz… I should have known that I could never be able to stay away from shopping for that long! Apart from shopping, this is what I did with the remaining 30% of the time. 🙂
My second stop on my solo trip and I stayed in another hostel, Hop Inn and it was really cool! This time, I got my own room with my own private bathroom and a tv! Going cheap ain’t so bad after all!
High Tea at The Peninsula
As soon as I checked into my hostel, my uni friend who lives in Hong Kong and I was pretty much out the door heading to The Peninsula for high tea. I didn’t realised that the typhoon storm followed me from Taipei to Hong Kong so we looked kinda wet and ragged when we got there. Still, we were lucky enough to score a table without having to wait – actually I think the typhoon is the reason why we got a table so easily but I’m not going to complain! Hah! It is a good spot to sit and catch up while waiting for the typhoon to make its way away!
You have to have dim sum at least once when you’re in Hong Kong. I really wanted to try this one Michelin star hole-in-the-wall dim sum place in Mongkok. I didn’t mind the 3 hours queue that you had to endure too but somehow, I never made my way there this trip.
Exploring Hong Kong
Cool mural at a shopping centre.
Temple St Night Market. They had artwork here selling for really cheap!! Just this one stall and I really wanted to get something, you know, for our future home. But it wouldn’t have fitted into my bag. Le sigh….
Chi Lin Nunnery
Wong Tai Sin Temple
They were doing quite a bit of maintenance work on the place so there wasn’t much to see. I must have visited during the low season….
This ramen was soooo good!! The broth was really tasty!!
Symphony of Lights
This was really pretty!! It was a 15 minute light show of the buildings flickering to the tune of music. There was soooo many people there but I managed to squeeze in my camera between two heads and get some good shots.
On my third night there, I caught up with another few of my friends from my university days and finally, had a local meal. It’s rice with 4 different kind of meat and it was absolutely delicious!!
I liked it so much that I went back to the same shop the next day and got what my friends had the night before. Beef brisket noodles!! I think the shop owners recognised me because when I took pictures of my food again, he offered to take my picture!! Such a sweetie!!
We have one building in Sydney that looks exactly like this one!! Don’t ask me who copied who coz I don’t know!! 😛 The light was really pretty that day too. 🙂
Ride on the Star Ferry Terminal
This was at the Star Ferry terminal. I was running late meeting my friends on the other side of the island when I saw this gelato shop and decided to pop in. I remembered reading in Lonely Planet that the terminal has one amazingly delicious gelato shop and I’m guessing this must be it. I had clover honey yoghurt and passionfruit and they were as Lonely Planet said, amazingly delicious!! You have to try the clover honey yoghurt!!
Hong Kong Island, here I come!!
And I’ve arrived. That was my Star Ferry… it looks so bright and cheerful!! My last night here and I’m off to Penang tomorrow!!