View from Victoria Peak
Avenue of the Stars, Bruce Lee’s statue

I’ve been meaning to write about my HK experience (December 2010) but writing about it would take a lot out of me (e.g. deciding what to write, pictures to upload, etc.) So time consuming that it took me almost 3 years to finally blog about it.

Ocean Park

Well, the trip to HK almost didn’t happen because I was initially denied vacation from work.  Since I’m very flexible and with the help of a few co-workers, I was able to switch my work days around so that I’d be able to have about 10 days off..  SWEET! Lol…  Of course that meant working a lot of consecutive days but it is worth every hour…

Hong Kong reminds me of New York, with all the lights, busy streets, and locals hurrying everywhere.  The train system (MTR) is very accessible.  Of course, we were getting lost a lot of times in the beginning but we almost got the hang of using the MTR.  The Octopus card (kind of like a credit card used for transportation) was really handy throughout our trip.

Lai Kwai Fong

Touristy stuff: Ocean Park, HK Disneyland, Victoria Peak/Wax museum, Stanley market, Repulse bay, HK park, Avenue of the stars, Wong Tai Sin temple, Lantau Island, Causeway bay, Central, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Mongkok night market, Lan Kwai Fong (night life), etc.

Wax Museum
HK Disneyland
Wong Tai Sin


Favorite area to shop in:  Everywhere actually…  Mongkok, Tsim Tsa Tsui (Nathan Lane), the leading boutiques and malls
Tsim Chai Kee
Praying at Wong Tais Sin

Favorite area to walk around in: Tsim Tsa Tsui, Central, anyone can walk everywhere.  It’s just awe-inspiring.

Jumbo Kingdom (Floating Restaurant)


Favorite popular place to eat: Sampan Dining (Jumbo Kingdom floating restaurant), Tsim Chai Kee (Noodle house with ping pong ball sized wontons), Cafe De Corral, KFC, MCdo, etc haha
Street Food (Mong Kok Market)

Favorite alternative place to eat: Street food, Dim sum (sitting with complete strangers), street food
again lol

Favorite thing to do: Discovering the entire city, (riding the MTR, 2-story bus, getting lost, going to the temples, taking the Ngong Ping cable car to Lantau Island, shopping, eating…)


Lantau Island

Riding the MTR

My cousin Marianne, whom I met at the airport in HK was my travel buddy.  It was our first trip together.

A Justin Bieber fan from Korea lol