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5 Days in Hong Kong (Part 3): Victoria Peak & Tian Tan Buddha

It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally found the time/newfound motivation to continue my travel blogs, so here goes… This series of blogs begins with a sad prologue: The phone that I took all my photos on while I was away has since died before I could get all the photos off it, so the visual storytelling of these posts will be reliant on Snapchat and Instagram posts, so bear with… If you haven’t read about my first day in Hong Kong, you can check that out here. Or about my second day at Hong Kong Disneyland here. Day 3 and 4 (and half a day 5) in Hong Kong was a little more chill. It mainly consisted of shopping and eating with a little bit of sightseeing in between. Day 3: Harbour City & The Peak  On our third day in Hong Kong we headed out to Harbour City Shopping Mall in Kowloon for some retail therapy. The place is huge and we spent a decent amount of time perusing stores before …

Disneyland Hong Kong

Disneyland Hong Kong (5 Days in Hong Kong: Part 2)

This series of blogs begins with a sad prologue: The phone that I took all my photos on while I was away has since died before I could get all the photos off it, so the visual storytelling of these posts will be reliant on Snapchat and Instagram posts, so bear with… If you haven’t read about my first day in Hong Kong, you can check that out here. *scroll down for my top tips and insights, otherwise feel free to read on from below* Ok, let’s begin: Day Two in Hong Kong was one I’d been looking forward to as soon as my Mum announced we’d be stopping in Hong Kong for a few days. For me, Disneyland was a given — period. This strong sense of need originates from my previous job: working for Disney World in Orlando, FL back in 2016. It was like a homecoming… except like in a different country, but Disney is Disney. In case you are new to my blog and are unaware, I love public transport. Auckland …

5 days in Hong Kong (Part 1)

I begin the re-telling of my time in Hong Kong and Vietnam with a sad prologue: The phone that I took all my photos on while I was away has since died before I could get all the photos off it, so the visual storytelling of these posts will be reliant on Snapchat and Instagram posts, so bear with… This one-month trip to Vietnam (via Hong Kong) had been a long time coming. Let’s be super dramatic and say it’s been 22 years coming. Why? Because my Mum is from Vietnam and until this trip, neither me or my two younger siblings had ever been. And considering we’ve grown up identifying probably more with my Mum’s Asian side than say my Dad’s Pacific Island side (well it’s been that way for me anyway,) it was a huge deal to finally be going to the “motherland”. Before heading to Vietnam though, we were stopping over in Hong Kong for five days (just FYI: I LOVE Hong Kong guys). The last time I’d been to Hong Kong …