Went for a 2 weeks trip earlier this month, 6 flights, 5 cities, and a series of nasty digestive issues during the whole trip, but I survived anyway. Lesson learnt: you can loose 6 kg in 10 days by mostly eating chocolate croissants.
Another lesson learnt: never go to Hong Kong or Macau during China’s National Day holiday period. It was extremely crowded, long queue at each tourist attraction, and the worst was when people started pushing and shoving in the crowd, or attempted to cut the queue, that annoyed me to hell.
The best food? Found a small noodle place at Sheung Wan. Latte Girl approved the delicious food, while I was just happy to not get my stomach upset that time, so that was two thumbs up. That noodle place caught our attention because they put up a picture of Chua Lam visiting the restaurant, Chua Lam is a food critic who made several appearances on Iron Chef, one of my favourite TV shows.
It was also the first time we experienced typhoon warnings, nothing too severe, but it still wasn’t fun when you had to queue for an hour in a strong wind. On the other hand, Hong Kong was actually a great place to walk around and explore when it wasn’t windy, specially at night.
Some Hong Kong pictures…
Hong Kong Trip 2011, a set on Flickr.
And Macau… with its interesting Portuguese architecture.
Macau Trip 2011, a set on Flickr.