MY HK TRAVEL DIARY PART 2
Ok so it’s my first week and I have finally acclimatised to the time difference and the high humidity. Having also mastered the MTR metro system I feel confident moving around HK, however the only issue I have now is not really knowing where I should go. Living in London most of my life, there is not much of the city I haven’t seen, I’m used to finding the most obscure and random places that you won’t find on Trirpadvisor of Timeout. Whereas in HK I was the novice, therefore had to convince my work colleague to show me some of the places he would go in the city he calls home.
So we headed over to Sheung Wan, located on HK Island close to Central. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I would describe Sheung Wan, as traditionally nostalgic mixed with modern architecture which is synonymous with HK. The ladder multi-level streets and cobbled pavements add to the charm though keep in mind when selecting footwear (fashion flats would be a good choice).
I knew we would spend most of the day out and about so opted for an outfit that was comfortable and practical for the afternoon activities.
Today I wore Summer Florals: French Connection lime chiffon top, Debenhams cut-off washed jeans, New Look floral Kimono and River Island chunky gold sandals.
The multi level ladder streets, where old meets new
So much more to come My Hong Kong Travel Diary
Those that know me will understand my career requires a ridiculous amount of travel. Within the last 12 months alone I spent a considerable amount of time in Asia including; HK, China, Vietnam and even Bangladesh (check out my Dhaka photo diary).
My almost full passport is evidence of my frequent visits to HK and China, including a 5 week stretch last year where I was able to fully engross myself into the culture, the people and the way of life. My weekdays were spent moving around mainland China busy visiting factories and meeting with manufactures, whereas the weekends I would return to HK and literally try to squeeze in as much as I could to learn and discover more about this intriguing and amazing place. I wanted to fully utilise this unique opportunity to try and get a taster as to what it could possibly be like to live in Asia more specifically HK. From when I first visited back in 2009 I felt the potential that one day could this be a place to call my home. Though don’t get me wrong this was mixed with some obvious reservations, including being a women of colour throwing myself into an environment that is not only different culturally to what I am accustomed to but also the reality of living somewhere that is not as ethnically diverse.
Over the next few weeks I hope to share my HK diary, from the people I met, to the beautiful sites all from my own unique prospective. So make sure you come back to see more about my HK adventure and to make sure you are the first to know, subscribe to the blog or follow me on ALL the social media @mymagnoliasky
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Continuing my Hong Kong adventure, I sampled Green Tea Cake and Sea Salt Brownie. Though at first dubious about the strange food combinations, the results were surprisingly pleasant.
The Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha is certainly a site worth seeing while in Hong Kong. After traveling on the MTR, followed by a cable-car ride, culminating in climbing what felt like a million steps, I finally arrived at the top to see this amazing site.