Today was my solo day as the sister and friend had something on so they left me to fend for myself in Hong Kong. I googled up places of interest, taking into account how to get there (drew a map as well!) and decided to venture out early in the morning. It was the best experience of my life and I can vividly recall the scenes and scents that happened that day.
Hong Kong's MTR station is very efficient and after a few days train hopping, I knew which train to board to get to my destination. Looking up directions the night before had helped quite a bit...I did not get lost at all and easily made my way around Central *pats self on the back*
After a hearty breakfast at Tsui Wah Restaurant, I made my way around Central, in search of interest points and basically snapping pictures whenever I can. I found Tai Cheong Bakery and Lan Fong Yuen without much trouble (basically from walking along the same street). Got my egg tart and daily milk tea fix!
I thought it was important to wear clothes that enables me to move around freely and as it was slightly chilly, a warm-ish jacket would help. I thought I dressed like a typical Hongkie, what do you think?
The museum was filled with artifacts that showcased a bit of Hong Kong's traditional practices, local community cultures and basically it's historical transition. The aud$2 that I payed here felt more like a donation. I did not think it was extravagantly or unnecessarily priced so please do visit this place when you get the opportunity as it is a great way to learn about the country:)
I ventured out for the last time to MongKok aka night market streets as I did not think I will ever go back again (due to depart the following day sobs). Wandered around, popping by a few local malls and found myself starving and trying to get my bum into a restaurant/ cafe for dinner. All the dining areas are packed FULL of people at 7-8pm and some restaurants even had a long queue of hungry diners. I managed to sneak into a Japanese restaurant as it was probably easier to get a table for 1 and I did not regret it at all.
Was easily the cheapest Japanese meal I had and nobody rushed me around. Just sat there with a cup of hot, refillable green tea and basically ordering via an Ipad/ Tab and if necessary, pick plates off the train. Life is good.
Their soft shell crab was easily the crunchiest and succulent ones I have had in a long time. If you are in Hong Kong, do try their Japanese cuisine. I am certain you won't be disappointed!
p.s: did not blog about day 5 as there was nothing much. I met up with some friends over dinner and chatted with them throughout the night. Was fun putting myself in their shoes tho!