Come explore with Marco and Amelia: Amelia visits Hong Kong...
Marco and I just got back from a fantastic trip to Hong Kong!
For me, the adventure started months ago, when I was researching. There’s such a lot to see, I wanted to make sure we didn’t miss anything totally amazing. But you wouldn’t find Marco doing the same – he was packing the night before our flight!
Our first stop in Hong Kong was to see the world-famous skyline. We went for a long stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade, looking out over all the different types of soaring modern buildings.
I’d read that tea is a big part of Hong Kong’s culture, so we then stopped off at a traditional teahouse. The teapots and cups were really delicate and pretty, and it was a good chance to watch busy people pass by.
We visited Temple Street Night Market that evening, where spicy scents wafted our way as we moved through the crowds. Marco was on the hunt for something adventurous to eat, which was when I lost him – typical! Luckily, it didn’t take long for me to find him munching on some chilli crab!
We got out early the next day to get on a Star Ferry. These are huge ships that sail across Hong Kong’s harbour. Marco took some great pictures of the skyscrapers and deep green hills in the distance.
I wanted to experience Hong Kong’s high-tech side, as it’s something I love! We wound through the streets on the world’s longest covered outdoor escalator, the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator. Then we joined in with T’ai chi in the Garden Plaza at Hong Kong Park. It was hard at first for us to stand still and follow the movements, but it wasn’t long until we got into the swing of it!
We ended our evening at a restaurant in Central Hong Kong slurping on delicious noodles made the traditional way with a bamboo pole. They are served with a spoon placed at the bottom of the bowl and the noodles on top. This is so that the noodles don’t go soggy. Genius!
On our last morning in Hong Kong, we caught the tram up to Victoria Peak. It’s the highest mountain on Hong Kong Island. I’m not a fan of heights so my legs were all wobbly and I felt a bit sick on the way up! But at the top we were filled with a sense of awe. To be above such giant buildings was one of the best feelings. What a brilliant way to end our trip!