So here we are, the first of my HK posts! I have to admit, I haven't taken very many photos this trip as I was too busy spending time with my family and I feel that I always snap the same pictures during my annual visits. Perhaps I'll make more of an effort next year but it does make me feel soooo touristy and my Dad actively distances himself from me when the DSLR appears haha. Most of my pics as ever, are of food! So here are a few pictures during the two weeks taken using my camera and my iPhone.
After a long flight it was lovely to be back 'home' in HK. Unfortunately a typhoon hit Hong Kong so most days were overcast and umbrellas were a necessity! Below is one of HK's famous locations - the crossing on Hennssey Road in Causeway Bay.
There is ALWAYS building work in HK and it certainly is a city that never sleeps.
'Yum Cha' is a Cantonese necessity both food wise and socialising and it can be an insanely noisy occasion. Eating all my favourite dim sum plus variations that you can't get in England. Most people book tables in advance and there are some busier restaurants that might require you to book in sittings.
Where my family live, it's a short 2 minute walk down the road to an area called Tin Hau. We particularly like this area for some of the restaurants and dessert shops including what my Dad refers to as a HK necessity - won ton noodles. I love the slightly run down feel of the streets in HK.
Thomas Trillion (Thomas Lui) is a pretty well known HK for it's artisan cakes. Luckily for us, his cake shop is located in Tin Hau and my aunt managed to pick some up on her way home. These cakes are not cheap - at roughly £5-6 a slice! Though the cake-man-ship (if that is a word) is out of this world. It's hard to believe that they are edible.
When I was working here last year, I checked in every day at the Sun Hung Kai building in Wan Chai! This is the building just visible in the background with the S logo.
We had dinner at an amazing Michelin starred restaurant, Nanhai no.1 over at Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) and we were wined and dined by my very generous uncle. We ate Peking Duck (UK restaurants/take aways aren't the same at all) and some special dishes including lobster and some deep fried oysters.
I don't care what anybody else says, HK's skyline is the best in the world. Just looking at this now makes me feel super nostalgic. This view was taken on the terrace of Nanhai no.1. Dreamy.
HK is full of photo opportunities and amongst Moomins and Hello Kittys, we stumbled upon this Totoro at Harbour City (LCX) in TST. My sisters and I jumped at the chance of getting our photo taken with him!
Mong Kok is probably the busiest, craziest area of HK. My dad adores Fa Yuen Street which is otherwise known as Trainer Street. It's full of trainers as you may have guessed and I bought some new Converse from there too!
However despite there being so many things to do in HK, one of my favourite things to do is just to chill out at home, chat to family and have a good old traditional Chinese dinner. I already miss my grandma's Chinese soups!
It seems to get harder and harder to leave HK every time I go back and visit. Maybe it's because this time, I was only there such a short time and I am already eagerly anticipating my next trip. Despite this, I did manage to squeeze in some time to catch Sam and Elizabeth while I was out there which was lovely!