I love the feeling of being in the centre of a huge, bustling city. Hong Kong gave me the same buzz as the first time I went to New York. It’s the big city life that really gets my heart racing, perhaps it’s a side-effect of growing up on a tiny tropical island. Palm trees and the ocean lapping over white sands feels like home, high-rises and noise and smog and crowds of people ignoring you feels like adventure.
For our first full day in Hong Kong, the bf and I set off on a tour of Hong Kong Island (we were staying on Kowloon) with PC Tours. There were a bunch of sights that had been recommended to us, and the tour helped us tick off most of those in just half a day, so I’d definitely recommend taking one of their tours if you’re only in Hong Kong for a few days and want to see as much as possible. First stop was The Peak, the most visited tourist site in Hong Kong. It has a spectacular view, although half the fun was the ascent as we listened to our tour guides humorous commentary on life in Hong Kong as well as the history of the area :
Next was Stanley Market which, as our tour guide said, ‘sells everything you don’t need’. We had a quick look around the markets and then went to chill on these rocks to take in the view of the waterfront.
wearing Ray-ban specs, boohoo top, american apparel shorts, boohoo backpack & crispy white chucks.
I think my fave part of the tour though was going to the Aberdeen Harbour, a typhoon shelter, and taking a sampan ride around the fishing village and seeing the floating restaurants up close.