I’ve had an action-packed 3 days in Hong Kong. Lisa and Matt have shown me most of the Trip Advisor top 10 things to do in Hong Kong, including:

The view from Victoria Peak  
Man Mo Temple 
Chi Lin Nunnery  
Nan Lian gardens

Hong Kong skyline at night   
The Big Buddha at Ngong Ping  
I also saw the Ladies Market, and some of the other street markets, ate Dim Sum and did a lot of walking.

Being here on New Year’s Eve also came with the added bonus of fireworks:  

Hong Kong was an interesting mix of ‘east meets west’. There were a lot of things that were very British, including this:  

but also a lot of things that remind you that you are experiencing a different culture.

I will definitely explore more of Asia in the future, but for now it’s onto Australia.

Day one…

I’ve arrived in Hong Kong after a very long day. An evening flight from Heathrow arrives late afternoon into Hong Kong so not had much chance to see anything yet. First thing I need to work on is how to sleep on aeroplanes as I have a lot of night flights to come!

Matt came to meet me at the airport, which was great and very welcome as it would certainly have been an adventure to get to Hong Kong Island by myself from the airport. 

I had a nap once we got to Lisa and Matt’s apartment, and then once Lisa got back from work, we’ve had a good catch-up. We worked out that it’s been over 5 years since we saw each other – not entirely sure where that time has gone!

We had a little walk around the waterfront tonight. I love looking at cityscapes at night – so pretty.

Now it’s time to attempt some more sleep before some sightseeing and fireworks tomorrow for New Year’s Eve.