Long overdue post – This was in draft for a really long time and I finally got the pictures ready. Here is a little recap of my mini family vacation in Hong Kong with Meeps, Mom, Sis and Father in Law. Also met up with T and her man there as well. We did so much in the short 5 days and I will try to keep it brief with lots of highlights.
We stayed at the hotel right in HK airport on our first night since we arrived so late – so right after checking out the next morning, we ate at one of the restaurants at the airport. Nothing too mindblowing but it was a good start to our food-filled trip. Checked in to our hotel – Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers in Kowloon.
I loved everything about the hotel – the location was right by the water so the view was great. We were able to walk every where and take the MTR (mono rail) when we needed to get to other neighbourhoods. One of the evenings, Meeps and I walked along the Avenue of Stars and all along the water front, listening to young aspiring singers.
And I must say, the service at the hotel was excellent – every morning the concierge was a huge help in giving us tips and directions and even calling the ferry terminal to check on Macau ferry tickets.
Neways, here is our vacation in a nutshell – we did so much and ate so much that it would be impossible to write them all up but here are some of my favourite moments :
First meal of the first day was one of the best! We randomly walked into a noodle shop (Wan Kwai Square Noodle) near Temple Street and it was so good! We meant for this meal to be a snack but ended up with way too much food but it was definitely well worth it. I don’t even remember where this place was and the menu was in Chinese. Luckily mom reads Chinese~
That evening, we roamed the streets and ate at a little cafe that had a note indicating no photography with very angry servers who yelled at everyone and anyone. The food portions were massive and relatively cheap, so I guess most locals don’t mind the abuse?
We started the next morning with a day tour of Hong Kong – with the following stops Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village (on the creepy looking sampan with lanterns decades old), Jewelry factory in Aberdeen (which was lame, coz it was just a random stop where you are pressured into buying jewelry), Repulse Bay and Stanley Market. We ended up in Stanley Market and decided to spend the rest of the day there and took the bus back ourselves. Along the water were restaurants and we picked the one with a huge array of western dishes. The lady owner was super chatting and talked to us about where she has traveled in SEAsia and etc.