THE ASIAN SERIES PT1
After the best 2 weeks of my life with my best mate from home we both headed off to Hong Kong where we would both have time for a quick pub crawl before his a flight back to London.
I HAD WORE THE SAME SHORTS AND T-SHIRTS FOR THE BEST PART OF 3 WEEKS NOW
Sitting in the airport I think Phil and I are in a state of shock from the last 2 weeks, how was it possible to have so much fun? I’m not going to lie, at home Phil is up for everything and anything but not so much out of the country so it says a lot how much he enjoyed it!
WHERE IS HONG KONG?
The return of my luggage
Checking in the lady said my flight was booked for March and not February, these mistakes are getting all too common in my young age!
Sitting in the bar (of course) at the airport I received an email saying my bag has been found and it only came with a photo of it!! And if that wasn’t enough Phil got a call to say his job was safe so we were buzzing. We have a short flight to Hong Kong followed by about 5 hours to burn before his flight home, I wonder what we could do? 🍻
PHIL HEADING HOME
Arrived in HK and after getting the news about my bag and his job we are buzzing for one last drink up. We’ve 5hours, so plenty of time! Phil headed downstairs and found that the hotel (The Charterhouse Causeway Bay Hotel) I booked was above a Liverpool supporters bar which I did not need!
Had probably the quickest pub crawl and tried some frozen Japanese beer that has froth like ice cream. Gutted to say bye but at least I can have time to catch my breath after the last fortnight. Bag due to arrive at 9 tonight 🙌🏼
SEEING MY BAG FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 3 WEEKS
Bag arrived and you should’ve seen the guys face who delivered it when I let out a scream. I think he was more relieved than I was! He must get a kick from reacquainting people with their luggage, I would too!
I have a few things to do here in Hong Kong, apply for my Chinese visa and head to Macau for the worlds biggest Bungy jump! It’s been cloudy and hazy (typical of Asia) everyday so not ideal for any sightseeing.
Macau is separate country to HK and China and its where they all go to gamble. It’s a bit like Vegas for them but on a smaller scale. The Chinese visa is a bollocks because you have to book flights and accommodation for the time you are there and I as most people know I struggle with this due to my commitment issues.
The weather has taken a good turn this weekend and I’m glad I had the time to wait for it. It’s an incredible view of the city here but more often than not people are met with a blanket of haze. I’ve since seen photos of friends on Victoria peak and only see the outline of the buildings behind!
I love Asian food and Hong Kong is famous for it! You can be expected to sit on a table with other people, even if there are 2,3 or 4 of you. I’m currently in a famous dim sum restaurant (DimDim Sum) and sitting in front of a lady who sucks her food then spits whatever part of it she doesn’t like. Who am I to judge after all its not the culture but I’m guessing it’s something I am going to have to get used to!
- PEOPLE – 8/10
- BACKPACKING – 7.5/10
- WEATHER – 7/10
- THINGS TO DO – 7.5/10
- FOOD – 7.5/10
- VALUE – 7.5/10
- HIGHLIGHT – Getting my bag back!
- LOWLIGHT – Saying goodbye to Phil
- VISIT AGAIN – Absolutely
- RATING – 8/10
- Have you been to Hong Kong?
- What was your highlight?
Let me know in the comments below . . .