Home Kong!

Spring has arrived! I thought the days of 17 degree weather and sunshine would never come because it was snowing all of last month in Vancouver. My mood has been uplifted by the sunshine over the weekend and so I thought it would be a great time to finally write out my Hong Kong post this week!

Hong Kong always feels like home. I love being around my relatives there and just speaking cantonese everywhere I go. It is a place I visit very often, however as I usually go there to visit family, I rarely have the time to do touristy things. This time I spent four days in Hong Kong exploring the city with Brendan and had so much fun being a tourist for a change.

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img_20190216_180215On the first day, I took Brendan to Victoria Peak. Even though it gets pretty crowded at the Peak,  I still think it has the best views of Hong Kong overlooking both the Kowloon side and Hong Kong Island. We were told it would be a 2 hour wait to take the tram up (insane) so we opted out and took a taxi there instead. We were so lucky to get there right at sunset on a clear day to see this picturesque landscape!

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We then took the Star Ferry across to Tsim Sha Tsui and watched the Symphony of lights. It is basically this short light show that is synchronized to some music along Victoria Harbour that occurs every day at 8:00pm. We grabbed some dinner at my favourite Japanese curry joint called Coco Ichibanya. I have been absolutely obsessed with this mushroom curry omurice ever since I tried it a few years ago…it is seriously to die for!

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The next day we went to the happiest place on Earth…Disneyland! Because Hong Kong Disneyland is much smaller compared to the other Disneylands, one day was the perfect amount of time to explore the whole park. I have been to this park a couple of times before, but this time was extra special because it was Brendan’s first time to Disneyland and we were also taking my nephew and niece. It was so much fun going on all the rides with my nephew and niece as well as seeing the excitement on their faces. As my nephew is turning 10 years old this year, I convinced him to go on some of the “big kid rides” which he ended up loving. By the end of the night, we were so exhausted from walking around the entire day and so we headed out right before the park was closing.

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The last two days were pretty relaxed. It was raining really hard so we mainly went on food adventures and did some shopping indoors. I was excited for Brendan to try my favourite Hong Kong snacks including egg waffles, curry fishballs and fish meat siu mai. We also went to this traditional Hong Kong cafe called Hoi On Cafe to have a typical Hong Kong breakfast. On the second to last day, Brendan took me out to have a belated Valentines dinner at Aqua that had a stunning panorama view of Victoria Harbour. We sat at a table that was directly facing this beautiful night view while we had our delicious meal. I really enjoyed the ambience and unique food creations on the menu. As Hong Kong is known for their dim sum, we decided to try a modern dim sum place called Yum Cha. Not only did their dim sum look adorable, but it actually tasted really good too!

We will definitely be revisiting Hong Kong in the near future and hopefully next time we will stay for longer. Although it is a small city, there is still so much to do and see. I haven’t been blogging as frequently this month so I am hoping to do more of that in April. On my next post, I will be talking about my adventures in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore!

Hope you all have a great week 🙂

With love,

Vivian

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