I recently got back from a lovely trip to one of my favourite cities, Hong Kong!
As soon as I saw it on my roster I made sure to tell my lovely friend (and ex-flatmate) Kirsty to get ready for some fun! The flight over was nice and easy, and we arrived in the afternoon.
Kirsty is back to teaching, which is what she was doing before she was a flight attendant, so after she finished school I headed over to her and her husband’s apartment. She’d told me to bring my trainers as we were going to hike up the Peak!
After a quick look around their apartment, we were off. Dan (her husband) would join us later for dinner, good choice on his part as it was a pretty steep hike!
We made our way to the Peak and started the climb up just as the sun was beginning to set. We managed not to stop too many times on the way up but it was a challenge, that’s for sure!
Once we finally made it to the top, the sun had already set! We stopped for a while to catch our breath and admire the beautiful view.
There’s a lovely light show over Hong Kong in the evenings, with all of the skyscrapers glistening and turning on their lights.
As it was pretty busy and we were starting to feel a little bit peckish, we headed back down towards their apartment.
Dim sum was waiting! It’s been a while since I’ve eaten dim sum, so we headed to Din Tai Fung, which is a Michelin starred restaurant just around the corner from our hotel in Causeway Bay.
It has various locations around the world and specialises in “xiaolongbao” which are little dumplings with soup inside. It’s a bit tricky to master how to eat them without squirting soup everywhere!
After a delicious dinner of plenty of different kinds of dumplings, noodles and spring rolls, it was time to call it a night. Kirsty and Dan had to get up early the next morning and I was starting to feel tired from being awake and working all night!
On our way back we stopped off for a quick dessert…some Mr Whippy ice cream!
Thanks guys for a lovely little catch up in Hong Kong! Hopefully it won’t be long before I’ll be back for some more dim sum 🙂