Third time’s the charm. I went back to Hong Kong earlier this year for a long weekend getaway. I just love Hong Kong. It’s chaotic and vibrant. It welcomes you with an iconic skyline, a memorable culinary experience, and lush nature where local colourful traditions thrive. There’s also Lantau Island, Hong Kong’s largest outlying island, which offers a more laid-back and cultural experience. This time, aside from riding the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world (aka Central-Mid-Levels) on my way to finding the 40 HKD Michelin-starred Yat Lok Roast Goose for lunch, I decided to choose the road less traveled and spend a day at Lantau Island’s Ngong Ping Village.
For my last day in Hong Kong, I decided to spend it in ‘the happiest place on earth’ – Disneyland! I’ve been in here before but I knew I had to come back to experience once again how it is to be a ‘happy kid’! There are a lot of new attractions and parks that just opened recently so I made sure I had to experience it this time around. The Grizzly Gulch, Mickey’s Philhar Magic, and Space Mountain are my favorite rides in the theme park. I was lucky enough the number of people that went in the park that day was bearable – so I didn’t have to waste a lot of time waiting in line for most of the attractions. 🙂
After a few days in Macau, I took a ferry to Hong Kong (which was very convenient and fast at a cost of 150-190 HKD) for the second part of my first solo travel for this year. This was my second time to be in Hong Kong and it really felt good to be back! I was not able to appreciate Hong Kong that much back then.. I also want to go back so I can see what Hong Kong has to offer that I wasn’t able to experience before and also the satisfaction of going back already as an independent working guy!