Hong Kong – For the last couple of months I feel like I haven’t had my feet on the ground for more than three seconds. December and January is the only extended time I get off uni. So I decided to make the most of it. Whenever I can I always try my very best to travel. I love jet setting to new places and experiencing and immersing myself in new cultures. I already have my travel plans for 2018 thought out. When my best friend Karen asked me if I wanted to travel to Hong Kong with her for two weeks you bet I didn’t say no… Even though it mean’t me having to submit and cram all my assignments two weeks earlier… whoops. So I saved up every bit I could from my part-time job and was ready to take on Hong Kong.
Before this trip I had never been to Hong Kong and was so excited leading up to going. It had been on my bucket list and I’d always fantasised about it since I was constantly seeing my favourite travel and style bloggers Instagram photos (and blog posts) there. Before heading off Karen and I got an itinerary together and visited and saw as much as we could. I’ve listed below what we got up to and what I would recommend because I know I found it helpful reading blogs and travel sites of recommendations as well. Hong Kong really was an experience like no other. From the incredible sky scrapers to the food and shopping I know I will definitely be returning as soon as I possibly can. I hope you all enjoy these photos.
Victoria Peak – For some of the best and most incredible views of Hong Kong go to Victoria Peak. I was tossing up whether to go during the day or at night but opted for night as the lights were stunning. Next time I’ll have to visit day time!
Traditional Yum Cha – I can not remember where we went to eat but there are lot of traditional yum cha and other food places around. The only downside is if you don’t speak cantonese or are with someone who speaks cantonese you may find it hard as these particular places that are more traditional don’t have many foreigners visit. I was lucky in the fact that Karen was able to translate nearly everything for me.
Yick Cheong Building – If you are photo obsessed like me then I highly recommend going to the Sick Cheong Building at Quarry Bay. Took us a while to find the exact location but once we got there it didn’t disappoint.
Junk Boat – When researching things to do I knew I couldn’t pass up on doing this. The Junk Boat takes you on a tour accompanied with your choice of cocktail across the harbour. At sunset leading to nighttime it really is a must do. The city skyline was gorgeous and a great thing to do especially when travelling with friends.
Ritz Carlton Ozone Bar – At the top of the Ritz Carlton Hotel lies the Ozone bar. If you are up for treating yourself I would highly recommend this for one evening. We were all set with cocktail in hand, wings and churros. The view was just incredible and beyond words.
Tsim Sha Tsui – We visited Tsim Sha Tsui quite a few times as it was a go to for shopping. Not to mention the promenade along Victoria Harbour was great for skyline views.
Where we stayed:
We rented out an airbnb. I always think Airbnb is the way to travel especially if you want to live like a local and fully immerse yourself in whenever you are travelling.
How we got around:
The two ways we got around were Uber and train. The transportation is so good and efficient in Hong Kong and very easy to navigate. We both got an Octopus card to load up for the amount of time we were there and we were all set. The great thing about the Octopus card as well is you can actually use the money you have on it to pay for meals and shopping as well.