A kid at heart in Hong Kong


Victoria Peak

I've wanted to visit Hong Kong for as long as I can remember. It's always been on my bucket list. So, I jumped at the opportunity this month to take a girls trip with a close friend from back home who was on her third visit to SE Asia in as many years. She's a Disney enthusiast, so it didn't take much convincing to play kid-at-heart for a day at Hong Kong Disneyland!

We stayed in Kowloon along Nathan Road, experiencing the hawker stalls surrounding the Temple Street Night Market. It's a vibrant yet gritty neighborhood, and I loved it! From the neon signage to the wafting smells of spicy crab and other mouth-watering eats, this is definitely a place I'd like to visit again.

Disneyland Resort Line

Hong Kong was incredibly easy to get around! With signage everywhere, it's a great walking city...and we sure did our share, clocking in over 30 miles throughout the quick visit! The MTR {mass transit rail} was equally as straightforward to navigate - Disneyland even had its own line connection with the typical magical touches you'd expect from a Disney experience. We also took a cheap {$2.50 HKD} ride on the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor to reach some of Hong Kong's best shopping, parks, and sights!

XiaoLongBao

We pretty much ate dumplings, noodles, and roasted suckling pig on repeat throughout our 3 night stay. While the food was good everywhere, my favorite meal came from YUM CHA. It was notably the most expensive lunch I've had in recent days, but worth every Hong Kong dollar! You can read all about that experience here. Oh, and there was an interesting run-in with some marketing reps from The Economist offering free samples of insect-laced ice cream to promote their brand as an advocate for positive change and a more sustainable future. I ate a full serving of their Choc Hopper - a smooth chocolate ice cream with grasshopper chunks. Learn more about why eating insects makes sense. I'm still digesting it!

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