I’ve been traveling throughout China and fell in LOVE with the one and only Hong Kong. I am back in the US but still on a travel high! However, jet lag is REAL! I had forgotten how long those international flights feel and how hard it is to get back to reality.
I fly lots. But especially on international flights! It has taken me a week and half already and am now just starting to feel like myself again.
Long flights but so worth every minute and penny!
While I didn’t know what to expect really I was pleasantly surprised. with what I found. Rich in history and so many fascinating places to visit! Hong Kong has so much to explore!
Do you know what HONG Kong means?
Fragrant Harbour or Port. Wherever you go in the city there are different scents. Food being the BEST!
I so loved the people…so friendly,kind and peaceful. The lights,exotic signs,sights,the sounds of the different Chinese dialects being spoken and the scent in the air of the different foods.
I also enjoyed my view of Kowloon from my Renaissance Hotel with an amazing harbour view. It was so relaxing to view and to wake up every morning too.This hotel is a MUST if you ever want to or need to go to the city. The hotel is amazing! The staff speaks English and Chinese and are an extraordinary team of professionals from the bellmen to housekeeping. The hotel has a great quick cafe with American and Chinese delights. The restaurants in the hotel serve Asian and American meals.
I traveled with my usual skin care and my jade and rose quartz roller. Just in case my stomach acts up or complexion isn’t perfection I bring Probiotics with me. My fave is Belle+Bella. I also travel with sheets masks and eye gel pads. And I made sure to drink PLENTY of bottled water. And hot green Asian tea!
I highly recommend and enjoyed the Star Ferry which took us from the Hong Kong side across the harbour to the other side to Kowloon. Only .50 cents in Hong Kong money for a lovely 8 minute ride.
I also adored riding on and the sound of the rail cars they use and the city affectionately calls the DING DING! So cute.
Shopping in Hong Kong is off the chain fabulous!
The Bakeries were so DELICIOUS and the different sweet breads too.
Chinese egg tarts are a must!
Cool yourself off with a glass of sugar cane juice.
TEA of all kinds and tea shops are evrywhere. My fave’ is Jasmine tea but also Hong Kong style tea made with milk and sweetened to perfection.
Warm cashew soup anyone?
The most delightful light and creamy soup I have ever had!!! If you love NUTS especially cashews this is a MUST to find and discover the taste on your palette.
I loved this soup so much I had two bowls!
There is also something else you smell in the air. Incense. Sandalwood scented to be exact. They burn it outside thier business doors,homes temples and more. Praising thier Gods. I do it in the states too but it was so nice to smell it in the air and enjoy it too.
Well I hope you enjoyed the first few days of my trip and all to unfold before me!
Come back I have so much more to share! Have you ever traveled to HK or China?