Hong Kong | Stanley, Repulse Bay and Victoria Peak

I can’t believe it’s our last full day in Hong Kong… but boy did we make the most of it! Today we started with a quick breakfast (pastries,  juice and fruit to go) and met Jane’s parents shortly after 10am. We boarded a bus to Stanley Market just before 10:30am and had I know the…

Hong Kong | Best of British Food Festival

So we’re back in HK and it’s a warm Sunday morning. We know Monday is going to be a long day – exploring Stanley, Repulse Bay and Victoria Peak – so today we decide to meet Jane’s parents at the Best of British Food Festival. We woke up a little late and missed the complimentary…

Tokyo > Hong Kong | Don’t Miss The Train!

I travel a lot. I’ve spent the best part of the last 6 years going from airport to airport across the world. As such, I’d consider myself a bit of a “pro” when it comes to flights. Alas, this mini-trip to Tokyo wasn’t too well-thought-out back in April when we booked it: The flight departure…

Hong Kong > Tokyo | Unexpected Delay and Red-Eye Flight

Our Monday was supposed to consist of flying to Tokyo at lunchtime and enjoying our first night in a new city. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be – at around 8am we woke up to see the dreaded “Flight Delay” email from Jetstar. Instead of a 1:55PM (Monday lunchtime) flight we had been pushed back…

Our Magical Day at Hong Kong Disneyland Pt. 1

Let me prelude this post by stating right off the top that I’m a huge Disney fan. So if I sound a little completely overexcited, just be excited with me, okay? On the day before we temporarily left Hong Kong for Tokyo, Darren decided to take us (me) to Hong Kong Disneyland… YIPPEE! By 8am…

Hong Kong | Mong Kok & Lan Kwai Fong

Saturday. We decided to “go with the flow” a little today and not stress too much on when, where, what, etc.  We ventured from our hotel at around 11:30am and decided to shoot straight for some breakfast based on Yelp recommendations. We took a quick MTR ride up to Mong Kok and worked our way…

Hong Kong | Lantau Island

So we’re at the end of our first week in Asia and decided to tackle one of the “must-see” HK attractions and visit the Big Buddha on Lantau Island. This involved taking the Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car ride from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping Village – right by the Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha….

Macau > Hong Kong | McWings & Beef Brisket

Another day, another change of hotel. We first enjoyed our complimentary buffet breakfast, loading up on a hybrid of western and Asian delights: bacon, sausages, eggs, hashbrowns, dumplings and noodles. Once checked out, we went for a short walk down to Fisherman’s Wharf to stumble across a peculiar area – imagine a mix between an…

GALLERY: Jardin de Jade 蘇浙匯 | Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Since we departed Toronto, everyone’s been asking for food photos. Of course, Hong Kong is known for its cuisine, not just of Cantonese dishes but its international selection. On our first night in Hong Kong, my parents took Darren and me to a restaurant near our hotel in Wan Chai: the Michelin one-star (2015-2016) restaurant…

Hong Kong Day 2 | Mid-Levels Escalator

Our first full day in HK and we woke up with a general plan of exploring a few of the areas on the south side of the island. This soon escalated into so much more!  First on the list was the Golden Bauhinia Square and surrounding comic book statues. We arrived just before six or…

Hong Kong Day 1 | Victoria Harbour Star Ferry 

So we made it to Hong Kong!  Let’s start by talking about the flight… it was brutal! Anyone who says otherwise regarding this 15-hour long haul in economy is just straight-out lying. The plane, crew and general flying conditions were perfectly fine – it’s just the time that makes this so challenging. You can do…

YYZ to HKG: The Journey

Today started earlier than most weekends in the Darren/Jane household as we snoozed (just once) the 5:30am alarm. How to dress for a 15-hour flight that takes you into Sunday afternoon in Asia…? We went for super casual! We checked and double-checked our packing lists and ventured down to the taxi for 6:30am. It was…