All posts tagged: adventures

Ladies Market Haggling 101

Credit: Discover Hong Kong Ladies Market: Tung Choi Street, Hong Kong Exit: I recommend exit E2, walk straight, make a Right and turn LEFT when you see IZZUE. Thinking about buying things at Ladies Market? First of all, I am the worst person to bargain with – I’m always smiling and can never figure out the price I want to buy the item for. Thankfully, I have Sham. Jane and I had made up our mind to never go shopping at Ladies Market without Sham because she was so good at bargaining. We even went to get massages and Sham bargained our massages down because we had 3 people. So, before leaving Hong Kong Sham and I went to Ladies Market to pick up some last minute gifts. Of course, she did all the talking.  We always see visitors get ripped off, so if you are planning to buy some things from Ladies Market look below for some tips + also some of the gifts I got!  1) Stick with a price and be confident. Most of the time, …

Taipei 101 + Din Tai Fung

  Taipei 101 + Din Tai Fung   Price: 500 NT per person / $16 USD Rachel and I decided to see Taipei 101, not really knowing what to expect. I have to admit that I do think it is pretty cool compared to Victoria Peak (in HK) as it has the fastest elevator in the world. Imagine going from the fifth floor to the 89th-floor observatory in only 37 seconds! Our ears popped, but it was very well worth it.  It was raining that day, so we couldn’t go up on the highest level – so we had to view Taipei from inside but it wasn’t too bad. The pictures I captured on my phone turned out better than my camera; but overall I’m not really one for sight-seeing in the first place so although it was nice to visit once – I will not go again.     Din Tai Fung   After seeing Taipei 101, we decided to stop by Din Tai Fung to grab dinner. We didn’t know much about it… we just …

I’m in Taiwan!!

    Taiwan Travel Diary – First Night I made it to Taiwan! This was def a spur of the moment decision and I couldn’t be happier. Rachel and I decided to go to Taiwan – I left on Wednesday and arrived at the Taipei Airport at 8ish, got on a bus and finally made it back to the Taipei Main Station! And of course who else picked me up other than Tomai? She visited me in Hong Kong, so I thought I’d return the favor!  Because I actually got to the station pretty late, we decided to look for food but everything was pretty much closed since it was almost midnight. We settled on this Italian place… which I had four hours ago in HK; but oh well.  The trip to Taipei was only 233 USD from HK and the flight was only a hour and 30 minutes. For both of our meals we got a set meal for 380 NT = $12.50 !!!! Taiwan is so cheap compared to Hong Kong. Our meals came with: Soup …

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!    

A Day at Knott’s Berry Farm

Spending the Day at Knott’s Berry Farm This is going to be a pretty Pic Heavy post because I took so many pictures and had lots of fun! Not as many pictures as my Disneyland Posts though, because Knott’s is smaller and we only went on One Ride! I’ll keep the ride a secret… but it involves all of us getting dunked in water! Luckily, my dad bought four tickets for us valued at 25 dollars each! Why so cheap? It was for Delta’s Company Picnic!  Seriously, Delta’s Company picnic rocks! I always enjoy going because we get tons of food, and get to have free entrance to the park! Also, we get raffle prizes, etc. So, it was lots of fun!Usually, the picnic is across the street at the picnic area… but today we found out that the Picnic was actually inside the park!  America’s first theme park… we were too excited! Vent about the rude man at the front… So here we were, elated to finally find the ball room, when we heard the man in front of us (who …