It's official. I definitely ate WAY too much in Hong Kong...but I wouldn't have it any other way (I mean how else are you supposed to explore a place with such delicious food???).
I've put together a travel guide on a few of the places we visited below (including a few tips and tricks to make your trip easier)!
Victoria Peak is one of the most iconic attractions in Hong Kong. From this vantage point, you can get a clear view of the city and all the energy the city encapsulates. There's a tram that takes you all the way up, but here's the SECRET: if you're traveling with a group of 3-4, it's DEF worth to just take a taxi up! The line for the tram is well over a two hour wait while the taxi line was about 20 minutes when we went! The price comes out to be about the same with 3-4 people.
Temple Street Night Market Kowloon
DE-LICIOUS FOOD! The Temple Street Night Market is a bustling night market filled with endless vendors and, most importantly, some of the best street food. If you're looking to shop, just make sure to bargain! My advice is to negotiate to 70% off the opening price.
Basically Vegas. You've got the Wynn, tons of gambling, high-end shopping, and LOTS of people. There's also a lot of Portuguese influences. I would recommend getting an egg tart while you're there. They're famous because they are modeled after the Portuguese style.
As expected, dim sum was everywhere! Tim Ho Wan, the world's cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant, definitely lived up to the hype!
P.S. There's also a newly opened one in NYC! Still gotta try it though :)
We had the chance to stop by Shanghai on the way back from Hong Kong. We took the chance to get out into the city and walk around the world famous Shanghai Bund, which boasts a fantastic view of the modern side of Shanghai (the Pudong District). We also stopped by Shanghai Grandmother for some traditional Shanghainese cuisine.