Tuesday, May 7, 2013

hong kong: part 1

My husband and I recently returned from our honeymoon to Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.  With my business being busy as ever, we had to wait about 6 months after we were married to set out on our adventure. Turns out it was a good thing, because after the stress of getting married, I'm not sure I would have been able to enjoy a trip to the other side of the world.  

I really loved Hong Kong.  Navigating the city was so simple, easier than San Francisco!  We were able to escape so easily as well, hopping on the MTR, bus or ferry will get you out of the hustle and bustle and into the pretty environs in a snap.

We literally walked until our feet were swollen.  There was so much to see around every corner, we couldn't stop.  There's nothing I love more than wandering a new city with no particular place to go.

Street food is the way to go here.  It's the best way to sample different things and save money in an expensive city like Hong Kong.  I had the best pork bun of my life at Tim Ho Wan and some pretty amazing late night fried chicken.

We took the MTR to Shau Kei Wan and traveled up through a cemetary built into the side of a hill to find the dragon's back trail.  Unfortunately, the fog was so thick that we couldn't see the magnificent views, but the hike was interesting in its own way.  We had the trail to ourselves and it was quite eerie knowing that we were at the top of a craggly windy cliff all alone but unable to see the treacherous drop below.

We ended up in the small beach town of Shek O which was also quite deserted due to the weather.  They are known for their thai food, so we indulged in a lunch of fresh curries covered with dried shrimp, which I love.

 next up: Hong Kong part 2, then off to Sri Lanka.

1 comment:

kate ellen said...

Wow, this trip looks amazing... I've never thought to travel to Hong Kong but now I'm enticed. And you look amazingly chic in those sunglasses!

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