My Kind of Town

I recently came back from Hong Kong again – my favorite weekend getaway outside the Philippines.  It’s just less than 2 hours plane ride which makes it really convenient and fuss-free. It’s like Manila (Chinatown) but cold/ windy. I think I’ve mentioned before that I can totally live here – check this post.  And it’s true!

As soon as you land in Chep Lap Kok Airport, you can already feel the excitement for what the city has to offer.  Their airport is spacious and the vibe is something you can only feel in world-class airports.  It’s busy and there are always people milling around, walking to and fro.

Taken April 2011

Taken February 2013

Hong Kong is a charming city which has a lot to offer.  It can be a sanctuary for your weary soul if you go to these places –

Repulse Bay in April 2011

The Peak in April 2011

Ngong Ping 360 in February 2013
Ngong Ping 360 in February 2013

It’s also always refreshing to see the skyscrapers.  You know you’re in Hong Kong when you see these –

From The Peak in April 2011

From Avenue of Stars in October 2006

But the two things I love most in Hong Kong are – the food

McDo breakfast noodle soup (sorry naman, sleepy pa yata ako) in November 2009

Haagen Dazs ice cream (parang mas masarap pag dun dahil cold kahit may sun) in April 2011

Food Republic CityGate Outlets in February 2013

and the busy streets!

Causeway Bay in November 2009

Central in April 2011

Mongkok in February 2013

You have the convenience of trains and buses and Octopus card šŸ™‚

Yau Ma Tei Station in November 2009

Tung Chung Station in April 2011

Valued at HKD150

And of course – Disneyland!

Plus, it’s as if there’s always something new to discover and experience…

Which makes the whole trip worthwhile…and yes, tiring.

HKG Airport last November 2009

Making you yearn to come back again…and again…and again…

Filed under: Lifestyle, Travel

4 thoughts on “My Kind of Town

  1. How different is Hongkong from the other tourist destinations in China? My friends went to Beijing and a couple more places there, they said the people were disrespectful, and the loos are super filthy.

  2. Hi Mitchelle, Hong Kong is Westernized and cosmopolitan. My friends say Shanghai is quite similar. Too bad I’ve never been. Yes, Beijing’s just starting to be tourist-friendly. Was there 2 years ago and although I like China in general, we got harassed while waiting for a cab. I guess it’s not really being disrespectful but more like because they’re not that fluent in English yet (the young ones are starting to). But with the train connection they’ve put in place, I think we’ll see more movement within China which will be a good thing šŸ™‚

  3. I would love to go to HK for all the shopping havens there and of course, Disneyland! šŸ˜€

  4. Go sis! It’s a charming city with lots to offer šŸ™‚

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