First Timer in Hongkong2:46 AM
Last month, I traveled to Hongkong on a whim. In short, it was a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing after enduring some months of work, life and everything in between. I didn't have much plan and in times like this, I could make use of my fervent wish that "the best plans are NOT having plans at all".
I didn't plan on staying long, in fact just for the weekend. Hongkong seemed to be so elusive in all my Southeast Asia travels. I have never visited this city before when most Filipinos already did. Well, that came without a surprise, I am a late-bloomer afterall.
Hongkong boasts of a different Chinese air- so different from the mainland China as the city enjoys a higher degree of autonomy, as its political and judicial systems operate independently. I had been in Shanghai and Beijing but Hongkong is quite different indeed. I heard rumors that the Hongkong people are flabbergasted when you compare them to the people from the mainland.
First order of the day is food!
Of course I wouldn't miss it for the world. Nah. Never.
|Salmon in curry with veggies. God, this was so delicious, I thought I'd gone to salmon heaven.|
Spaghetti with brocolli, leeks, mushrooms and ground meat. Wow!
|This pizza was for sure yummy. The photo didn't do much justice.|
Shopping in Hongkong is crazy!
There are gazillion thingamajigs you can buy from street markets in Hongkong. From electronics, cosmetics, clothes and yes, even s*x toys (oh, I didn't want to mention this but just in case, haha!)
Harbour watching, why not!
I made use of my feet a lot by walking and to see the water (okay, it is not very, very tidy but then bet you got some complains with Manila Bay's water).
|Walking around Laguna Verde|
Don't forget to rest. Seriously.
After some bloody exercise using my feet, all I need is a nice retreat from walking.
Strike a pose, come on!
Well as they say, don't forget to pose like a pro!
I figured after this trip, my sense of adventurism is still there.
Thanks for the memories, Hongkong!