All posts tagged: hong kong

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 …

It Took Me 3 Days To Get Home! | Vlog

If you remember what I was up to in January this year, you may remember I was making my way home from the UK, and it took me three days! From Cardiff to London, to Paris, to Hong Kong and finally home to Auckland it was a pretty tiring and long journey home. I wrote two blog posts about it, Part 1 and Part 2, but I also had some footage of the long trip which I thought I’d share with you. The very last footage of my Europe Trip. Enjoy tout le monde!

Throwback Thursday: Best Trip of My Life

Yesterday marked the date that I left New Zealand to go on my own 7 month adventure armed with two suitcases, a camera and one of my best friends. It is by far the best experience I’ve had in my life so far, so thanks to some of the photos I posted on Instagram, I thought I’d share a timeline of some of my highlights (this is going to be hard,) of the trip below: This was taken as I farewelled my family goodbye at the departure gate. There were lots of tears, but as soon as I was through those gates I was a ball of excitement! PARIS June and July 2014: Moana and I were shown around Paris by a wonderful family friend. We did a lot of touristy things and few not so touristy things. I love Paris, I visited it quite a few times during my trip. GERMANY July 2014: Some down-time on the plane to Germany really made me reflect and appreciate how lucky I was to be having such …

Travelling Home (Part 2): Hong Kong to Auckland

Part One Continued… Paris to Hong Kong: My plane ride to Hong Kong from Paris was about 11 hours long, most of which was spent sleeping, as I wanted to conserve as much energy as possible for my full day in Hong Kong. Because the flight from Paris had been delayed by an hour, it meant that I had 13 hours to kill in Hong Kong, rather than 14, so in the end, it wasn’t too bad. Once arriving in Hong Kong I went through customs and headed to the luggage hold where I could store my carry-on suitcase while I left the airport. I then went to go find the public bus that would take me to the Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal. I was quite nervous about going out and about in Hong Kong by myself. Although I had been on my own in London and Paris, London was a place where people all spoke English and I had lived in France for three months so I felt like I was quite familiar with …

Plane hopping and duty free shopping

And so, the adventure has begun! At 11am on the morning of the 24th of June, I arrived at Auckland International Airport ready to hop on a plane to Hong Kong. There had been a little bit of a drama the night before- some French unions had proposed a strike that could’ve affected a whole lot of flights coming in anad out of France, luckily ours wasn’t one of them! Saying goodbye to the family was tough. There were a few tears, but as soon as I was through the gates, the sadness was quickly replaced with excitement. The first flight was good. I stayed awake the whole 11 hours or so hours watching movies and TV and we landed in Hong Kong Airport at about 9.30pm Hong Kong time, which was around 1am NZ time. We were feeling tired, but still had 3 hours to kill before our flight to Paris.During this time we wandered around the duty free stores, bought a few cheeky items from M.A.C and some chocolate and lollies before heading to maccas for a quick feed ( I was hoping to have some nice Asian food, but I wasn’t too …