Asia, Hong Kong, Vietnam

Asia Day 2: Hong Kong – Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)

A great start to the day with some blogging. We then headed down the street restaurant affiliated with the hotel, The Cottage, for our included free "American Breakfast". Our expectations were low with hotel-included breakfasts, especially, since we risk wasting one of our scarce meals in HK eating non-local food. We were pleasantly surprised by… Continue reading Asia Day 2: Hong Kong – Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)

Asia, Hong Kong

Asia Day 1: Ottawa – Toronto – Hong Kong

We had a great start to our day, first by avoiding extreme surcharges on our Uber by waiting merely a few minutes, then bypassing a long line up at the airline's bag drop counter due to our attempt to travel carry-on only. It was a smooth ride to Toronto's airport only to find that the… Continue reading Asia Day 1: Ottawa – Toronto – Hong Kong

Asia, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Day 3: Ngong Ping – Temple Street – Causeway Bay

Took a long mtr ride to Tong Chong, then boarded the gondola up to Ngong Ping mountain. Pretty awesome ride since I got to see the bird's eye view of their airport. Visited the big Buddha and paid my respects there. Such a hot day so we needed to get refreshed with some Vita crysanthemum… Continue reading Hong Kong Day 3: Ngong Ping – Temple Street – Causeway Bay

Asia, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Day 2: Wanchai – Causeway Bay – Mong Kok

Today turned out pretty well for an unplanned day. Took the star ferry over to Wanchai and grabbed some breakfast at cafe de coral. Then took the tram to Causeway Bay to check that area out. Couldn't stand the heat anymore so checked out the very well air conditioned Times Square while I was there… Continue reading Hong Kong Day 2: Wanchai – Causeway Bay – Mong Kok

Asia, China, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Day 1: Shanghai – Hong Kong

Experienced Shanghainese traffic and taxi driving today. It was intense with a lot of honking and lane weaving. Felt my blood pressure and heart rate elevating. Don't know how the locals can deal with this everyday. Finds of the day: - Trolleys for carry on baggages - my backpack was getting heavy. - Coat hooks… Continue reading Hong Kong Day 1: Shanghai – Hong Kong