Perfect Tourist Spot : Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

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As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in the middle of the Seattle Airport. You guessed right! I made a quick 4 day trip to California!!! :) I’ll be sure to take pictures and show you guys what I plan to do on this wonderful “mini vacation.” 

How to get to Victoria Peak

Go to Central then exit J2, and turn RIGHT. You can follow all the signs to get there… but it will be a bit of a walk. The website says a pleasent walk, not. You are walking uphill most of the time! But, on the positive side… the view is quite nice.

Cost / Wait

I would recommend that you go on a weekday, because I went on Sunday and we waited about 45 minutes in line (to buy a ticket, and also to board the train). 

We bought the Peak Tram Sky Pass (The Peak Tram & Sky Terrace 428) for 80 HKD, but you can just buy the PEAK TRAM PASS for 40 HKD. What is the difference? Well, the Sky Terrace is amazing and very well worth the extra 40 HKD because you get to go to the highest point and see a 360 degree view of Hong Kong. 

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The train itself was super fun, it was like a roller coaster right. I joked with my friend and said, “Going up is fun…. but going down should be scary.”

View from the Top

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When you first enter, they will give you headphones and this video player. The video doesn’t really work and stops often so after a while I just gave up and returned it. The view is really amazing but since we went on Sunday it was so busy and crowded.

A word of advice: you can only enter once so I would recommend waiting until it gets dark. We entered too early (around 4) so we had to end up staying until 7…. there aren’t that many seats so you spend most of the time standing around.

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I filled out this cute card and of course wrote about Brandon. Hopefully he will be able to come to Victoria Peak in January

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See you guys in a few days! <3

Nan Lian Garden – Diamond Hill

Welcome to the Nan Lian Garden…

Getting here was easier than I thought it would be. Just exit Diamond HIll MTR , follow the signs and you’re there! I’m not one for beautiful scenery (I know… weird.) but I would love to take Brandon here. It was very worth it… and the garden was huge!! I’m happy to say its near my school and I’ll be back soon!

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Dimsum & Dessert

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This is a part two of Tomai’s First Day in Hong Kong! We were lucky enough to have my friend take us out to eat Dim sum. I was so happy to finally have someone order for me in Cantonese :) The place was very fancy but was quite affordable! It’s located in Mong Kok, which was perfect. 
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Our bill for four people came out to : $220 HKD. 

Dessert at XTC Gelato

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After Dinner, we went to Jane’s house and hung out with her for a bit before heading to TST to catch the Star Ferry. We stopped by to grab some dessert (yet again) and I ended up buying Green Tea gelato ^_^.

Tomai’s first day in Hong Kong {Causeway Bay}

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So, Tomai came all the way from Taiwan to visit me in Hong Kong! She arrived yesterday (Friday) and is staying here until Monday morning. Of course, I’ll return the love by visiting her in Taiwan on the 10th of October… so be sure to check back for more pictures! I decided to take her to Causeway bay in the morning to go shopping…. 

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Here she is, taking photos from the rooftop “Sky Track.”

Causeway Bay – Jardine’s Crescent (Street Market)

If you go to Causeway bay and exit F, then you can visit tons of shops. I love the Forever 21 there because it has big sizes (Sorry, I’m not an XS). Tomai wanted to go shopping and since she can fit into the sizes here, I took her to the street market – although it’s not as large as the Ladies Market she was able to buy a shirt. To get there, just walk Right when you see Forever 21 and go to the left hand side and you should see the Market.

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Smile Yogurt & Dessert Bar 

Shop 509, 5/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
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We actually were going to go grab lunch at 2:30 but we decided to get icecream/yogurt at around 1:30. We couldn’t resist the delicious looking dessert so we bought the “Chocolate Lover” for $61 HKD. It was pretty pricey… but so worth it!!

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I loved the outdoor seating, it was so cute!

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Look how delicious this looks. It was seriously the best I’ve ever had,

the yogurt flavor was tart and I loved the graham crackers. Also, it was pretty huge and we both couldn’t finish it!

Ying’s Blossom Dessert Review

Ying’s Blossom Dessert 
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I was really lucky to find this place; especially since I’ve been craving sweets but haven’t had a chance to really go to a dessert place. After wandering around YMT with my friend, we stumbled upon this gem and flipped through the menu. Surprisingly, it was very inexpensive so we decided to eat here.

Of course, I’m a huge fan of Chocolate Lava cake so I got that, while my friend got shaved snow. Our bill altogether was about 70 HKD so we were both very happy. There are other choices such as some jelly desserts that were under 30 HKD. Service was also very fast and very friendly; the place was also pretty crowded. I really can’t wait to go back!

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(Looks bigger in real life… Both of us couldn’t finish it)

Taco Chaca Review

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SAI YING PUN, G/F, 1 Second Street

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It was my second week in Hong Kong, and I was tired of eating at the mall. Jim mentioned that there was this Mexican restaurant near his house, so we ended up exploring Sheung Wan for a bit and walked here. The second time I went, we took a taxi because it was raining, but if the weather is nice – walk there instead!

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The place was pretty small, but had about four tables and some stools. I do admit that the food can be a bit pricey, but it tastes wonderful! The price range is from $51-$100 HKD (so $6.50- $13USD).  I got the pollo quesadilla and it filled me up and obviously I loved it as I went a week later and got the same thing.

The second time I went, It cost almost 200 HKD (almost $26 USD) for a beer, a burrito, pollo quesadilla, and chips + salsa.

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Picture of Jane + Jim waiting patiently for their food!