Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Summer in Hong Kong

The last time I wrote a blog post was a long time ago. Oops! I'm currently back in Australia but not home yet, I actually just got back from Summer break in Hong Kong. Just been catching up with my family, soaking in the sun and getting bitten by mosquitos. Twenty-seven to be precise. 

I actually had the most wonderful time and I can't get over how cheap it is to eat out. I could buy an entire meal for $5AUD which included a drink and sometimes even a dessert. One thing I could never do is eat rice or noodles for breakfast though. My brain just shouted 'No!' every time I saw people around me doing so. Mostly I just spent time catching up with family and one of my besties but I do have some highlights from the trip. 

Whilst in Hong Kong, I visited Macau and watched The House of Dancing Water which was so astonishing. I've never seen anything like it so I found the entire show so exciting. We sat in the second row though and got splashed a couple of times but they provided us with towels. I also went to Sam Ka Tsuen, Lei Yue Mun, an old fishing village. It was very beautiful there and nothing like the rest of Hong Kong. I did get bitten by a lot of mosquitos though but they seem to love me.

Another popular tourist destination is the Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui. I didn't get to stay there for very long as a monsoon decided to break out making everyone dash for the indoors with soaking socks! I also caught a cable car to Lantau Island which thankfully this time was a beautiful day. I saw the Big Buddha, went inside a temple, rode a small boat around Tai O and saw pink dolphins!

If you ever find yourself in Hong Kong, you need to visit The Peak! Especially during sunset hours as you get to watch the sky slowly darken over and the city lights gradually turn on all from a peak. There are a million people their trying to take photos though so if you want to good spot, don't arrive too late! A truly magical thing to see. I had brilliant time in Hong Kong. It's a crazy busy city with something to eat/shop/see around every corner but I love it. I can't wait go back soon but for now, I'm so looking forward to going home!

 Photos from top to bottom:
Lei Yue Mun, Lei Yue Mun, Lantau Island, Tai O, The Peak, The Peak

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