I managed to swap my trip to Frankfurt for one to Hong Kong. It had been about 18 months since I was last in Hong Kong so I was happy to see this on my roster. We departed Dubai at 3:15am and it was eight hours over to Hong Kong International Airport landing in the afternoon.
Myself and one of the other crew Jagoda had decided to venture into the city for some food, sightseeing and some drinks. We took the train in and wandered through the busy streets of Hong Kong.
I’d been wanting to try this restaurant for a while called Yum Cha which I’d seen on another cabin crew’s blog, Kerry, when she was in Hong Kong. I’d had this screen shotted in my phone for my next visit. We visited the one located in Tsim Sha Sui and sat down and ordered some drinks whilst we pored through the menu.
The food was wonderful and felt ever so playful! Just look how cute those little bao buns are with the faces! The pink ones were filled with barbecue pork and the black ones filled with shrimp and shredded cabbage.
Food was great and not over priced. The restaurant nice and modern with pictures of their signature bao buns adorning the walls and shelves.
As we were close by to the waterfront at the Avenue Of The Stars and it was approaching 8pm, we walked down to watch the light show that plays there once a day at 8pm.
The Symphony of Lights is a daily light and sound show in Hong Kong. It is the world’s largest permanent light and sound show according to Guinness World Records. As of 2017, there are 42 participating buildings in the show.
It lasted around fifteen minutes, it wasn’t the most spectacular show I’ve ever seen but it was nice enough to watch with music and all different lights and visuals. We then fancied stopping for a drink, preferably a rooftop somewhere with a nice view of the skyline. So after a quick google, I found a place called Wooloomooloo and we walked back uptown towards the bar.
This Australian steakhouse restaurant has an outdoor terrace with fabulous views over the city, it is quite small the outside area with only around five tables at the edge, so you may have to wait to get that picture perfect table.
We grabbed a few cocktails and sat chatting away taking in the gorgeous view in the humidity of Hong Kong. After a couple of hours though it decided to prove to us that it was in fact monsoon season and the rain sure did come down on us!
We paid the bill and jumped in an Uber back to the hotel to avoid the torrential downpour that had descended upon us.
The next morning I had plans to hike Lantau to have some greenery and fresh air in my life whilst taking in the great views. The weather had different plans and it seemed it had not stopped raining since last night and was also now thundering and lightning. Not wanting to hike in such conditions I went back to sleep and woke up an hour before the wake up call to go and grab myself some lunch.
I had a great layover in Hong Kong, its a wonderful city and has so much to offer. Hopefully on my next layover I’ll be able to do some sort of hiking out of the city! As always, feel free to follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more daily updates: