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12 Oct

Hong Kong Travel Blog

Tales from the desk by Debbie

1322510051_Hong-Kong-Double-Decker1.jpgI flew economy class on Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong, the food and service was great and met expectation.

A tour of Hong Kong key sights by a Double Decker Big Bus Tour was great and informative. It was so extremely hot, but worth it in an open top bus, as you get to see so much.

That night we had dinner at Peking Garden Restaurant which is well known for its Peking Duck. Our meal consisted of 11 courses, so much good food...I have never felt so full!

Accommodation was the Harbour Grand, located at the heart of Hong Kong Island with 828 rooms. Very large accommodation rooms with lots of space and the hotel is nestled amongst the fashionable shopping areas and commercial offices of Causeway Bay and Wanchai.

A must in Hong Kong is to visit the Peak which takes you up by Tram to spectacular views of Hong Kong Harbour. The Stanley markets are fantastic for those who love to shop...they take credit card which is a bonus!

Went out for dinner that night and then danced the night away and hopefully some of those 11 courses I had the night before.

The next day we went on the NP360 which is a huge cable car ride with a glass bottom to Po Lin Monastery and Budha. Not for those scared of heights though, but a fantastic experience.

Our last day and experienced a Tea Appreciation. I never new how much went into a good cup of tea, like how hot certain teas should be to get the best taste. Did Thai Chi too which was a laugh, but a lot of fun.

Overall Hong Kong is an awesome place to visit, even for a stopover for a couple of nights or as a holiday destination.