After 3 days in different places (Vancouver for karol and Tokyo for Alex) it’s time for the traveller couple to reunite in the massive city of Hong-Kong.
The 3 Hs of Hong Kong
For us the 3 Hs define the city pretty well:
– [ ] The heat: it was very hot (around 30 deg celcius) and with absolutely no wind inside the city
– [ ] The humidity: if you add to the temperature a very high degree of humidity it becomes just unbearable. Every time we walked outside a building with A/C we were just having a temperature shock!
– [ ] The humans: so so soooo many people in the city, it’s insane how crowded it can get in some neighborhoods
So you got it, downtown Hong-Kong can easily become very overwhelming if you plan a visit in the city. One last thing to add is that if you want a budget hotel, you will probably end up in one extremely tiny room with the space for only a bed and a bathroom where the toilets are in the shower… We’ve seen many cities during our trip and our first impression of the Chinese city put it far below all the others. However, many people like this city, so if you’re not afraid of what we described, we could recommend you to make your own opinion.
Anyways, we were not going to let this 1st impression of the city ruin our hunger for adventures so we went out and face the 3 Hs!
Lantau Island and the Big Buddha
On the one full day we had there we took the metro all the way to Lantau Island where you can take a cable car and discover a part of the Island. A round trip with the cable cars could be quite pricy and we realized that for a little more money we could get a tour bringing us to the main spots once we are up there. This option was quite nice as we got to skip lines and had a very well organized tour.
Here are some pictures of what we saw this day:
Going out in the city
Honk-Kong is quite famous for it’s happy hours and animated neighborhoods with lots of bars such as Soho or Wan Chai. On our first night, we went to Mong Kok, another neighborhood hosting the biggest food and street markets of the city and many restaurants and shops. Get ready to face an insane crowd!
On our second night, we had a very great time at the Hard Rock Cafe in Soho where we watched an amazing show. This way we could experience a real expat night in Hong Kong and listen to great songs. We recommend it!
So that’s it, we didn’t stay much in Honk-Kong but it was maybe for the best!
From Hong-Kong, we took a flight to Hanoi city in Vietnam, so stay tuned to know about it.