I was in Hong Kong for work but decided to take some time out to visit. I travelled from Paris which was a 13 hours flight, I arrived to my hotel exhausted and the only thing I could think of was to crawl into my bed and sleep.
The next morning I had planned to go out and visit the city, but I was so tired and jet lagged that I thought I would have to spend the day in bed. I ordered some breakfast in my room and if you are feeling tired and dazed after your flight this is the best thing to do -> order some Chinese Congee! This is basically a rice and chicken porridge packed with vitamins and fuels you good to jump out of bed and get your day started 🙂
VIEW FROM THE TOP
I went to the ICC – the International Commerce Centre of HK, thought it was a great way to familiarize myself with this city by taking a panaromic view from the top 🙂 , When I arrived it was so strange, this huge skyscraper standing infront of me with no sight of people around, I was completely confused as I was expecting this place to be crowded, I entered and the security guard directed me to the elevators. I was finding my way to the 100th floor, yes 100th 🙂 for a 360 degrees view of Hong Kong!
After much confusion I managed to find myself the ticket counter, and get my tickets to go up! I must warn you if you feel like you are the only person in that huge building its normal :p I entered the lift to go up all alone, it was a bit freaky as I am scared of heights and didn’t know what it was going to be like.
When I reached all my fears drowned and I was completely awed by the beauty of this city..the view is to die for.
There is a famous pub on the 118th floor called Ozone Bar if you ever go there it’s said to be a great place with ofcourse this amazing view.
Disover the city by foot
Walking around can be the best way to discover HK, just be careful sometimes the heat can be really hard to bear.
The city is so alive at night, you can shop on streets till midnight. There are some night markets you can visit. I went to Temple Street, the place was bustling with vendors, fortune tellers, traders etc it’s a great place to buy souvenirs and have a walk to feel the bustling nightlife of HK.I had dinner in small street restaraunt which served barbeque food definately a must try!
THE BIG BUDDHA
This is definitely a must do, take a break from the city to go get some of Hong Kong’s mountain vibes. You have two choices to go to the Big Buddha, either you take the cable car or a bus.
I decided to try the cable car inspite of my trembling feet.. And I must say it was a thrill!
I would advice you to buy your ticket in advance, if not you have to queue for almost an hour before you get on a cable car, this was fine with me as it gave me enough time to get myself mentally prepared 🙈
The Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong, it is one of the five large Buddha statues in China, it is enthroned on a lotus on top of a three-platform altar.
The statue is sited near Po Lin Monastery which is really beautiful and a place that invokes peace with its serene surrounding, incense, and awe striking colors of the temple surrounded by its devotees.
I took the boat to go to Lama Island on my last day.In contrast to Hong Kong Island, Lamma is peaceful and tranquil with an abundance of natural scenery. It is a popular place for young people and artists, because of its laid back lifestyle and being relatively cheap compared to Hong Kong. I spent a great day by the beach and amidst nature. My ideal way to end this great trip.
WHAT TO EAT
Green Tea delicacies
Must do SUSHI
Breakfast HONG KONG STYLE with Chinese Milk Tea
Hong Kong has so many things to offer I absolutely loved shopping and eating there 😋 I hope to go back again to explore the places I couldn’t. All in all this was a great trip, thanx for reading, il try to write soon about some interesting makeup and creams I found there.
Until next time.. Byeeeeeee