96 Hours in Hong Kong

96 Hours in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (B)

I am a planner in all aspects of life. Most vacations I laboriously plan down to the hour - every activity, every meal is predetermined. But with our recent international move and upcoming wedding, I've had my hands full - and our trip to Hong Kong in June went (gasp!) unplanned. Not one dinner reservation. No tours booked. And it was the most perfect unplanned vacation ever.

Hong Kong has a certain energy about it that is infectious. Colorful and bustling, it is a city of stark contrasts - where the cultures of East and West live together in a strangely perfect harmony and glittering skyscrapers sprout from densely overgrown green mountains. It's a place that is easy to fall in love with - I certainly did.

Day 1: Most of our first day in Hong Kong was devoted to David's quest for a custom suit (if you are looking for a recommendation in the arena of bespoke suits - and there are plenty of contenders in Hong Kong - check out Pacific Fashions in Kowloon). Between suit fittings we hopped aboard the historic Star Ferry for a trip to Hong Kong Island - a must-do if you are visiting! The ferry service has been in operation since the late 19th century, and provides one-of-a-kind views of the city's mesmerizing skyline. Later that night we met up with David's friend Kevin, who relocated to Hong Kong five years ago on a temporary work assignment...and decided not to leave. He and his fiancée, Chloe, treated us to a delicious dinner at Fu Lu Shou - a hidden, cozy little restaurant in the SoHo district that specializes in "traditional" Chinese food as it's perceived outside of China (think: Kung Pow Chicken). After dinner we stopped by The Woods, a lounge-y artisanal cocktail bar that offers up inventive drinks like the "Dirty Dill Martini," comprised of dill-infused Tito's vodka, pickle brine, Dolin Vermouth, mustard seeds and gherkin. The SoHo (South of Hollywood Road) district is chock-full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs - a great destination if you're looking to lose track of time on a Saturday night in Hong Kong. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 96 Hours in Hong Kong
Guide Location: Hong Kong » Hong Kong
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kate Bitner
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.nomadinnihon.com/blog/around-asia-96-hours-in-hong-kong
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Fu Lu Shou
  • The Woods
  • Flower Market
  • Yuen Po Street Bird Garden
  • Mido Cafe
  • Jade Market
  • Tim Ho Wan
  • Ozone Sky Bar
  • W Hotel

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