[Day 1 of our trip] — First day in Hong Kong — March 13th 2016
The night before we arrived it was super duper late before midnight. With long line up of crossing immigration and picking up luggage – it was almost 1AM when we left the airport. Hubbys’ Aunt & Uncle picked us up and dropped us off at the hotel.
I’ll do a separate company review of China Eastern airline in another post. Want to give a proper review! So stay tune for that!
Thank goodness that we slept on the plane well. By the time we settled down in our hotel room at Royal Park hotel – we were starving! Ordered room service right away – the fried beef noodle was PRICEY but we didn’t want to wander around at 3AM for food. So we didn’t have a choice. The portion was small. We could basically order 5 of these in Toronto with the portion doubled. Oh well – we were starving! We bath and slept right away!
To my surprise – none of us were jetlagged! Not even our 4 year old! We started our day around 9:30AM in the morning. The hotel we stayed in was connected to the mall. This was convenient! There were a food court, supermarket, shops, and lots of restaurants too!
We decided to have breakfast at Cafeholic. Food was good – average American style breakfast with Hong Kong milk tea. Love the interior of the restaurant – very cozy!
After breakfast we walked around the mall before Hubbys’ Aunt and Uncle picked us up for a full day of fun!
We toured around a few places before lunch. Not much pictures taken because it was a foggy and muggy day.
Around 12:30PM – we headed to this restaurant which I don’t know the English name of. This restaurant is famous for their pigeons. Lunch was great and tasty. The restaurant felt like the ones back in the olden days – very vintage looking.
While lunch was satisfying – we headed to take a look back at Hubbys’ old neighborhood. We are talking about almost 30 years ago! He immigrated to Canada when he was around 4-5 years old. It was a walk down memory lane for him for sure. Bringing his wife and son back to where life started for him.
Visited the mall he used to go to when he was young too – which looks completely different with the newly renovation.
His relatives drove us to his elementary school too! Crazy eh? It looked exactly the same. It was very steep uphill drive – kind of scary. Quite far from where he used to live too.
After touring around town – we visited his relatives home. No pictures taken because I was resting with my baby pump. It was a long fulfilling day! Very comfortable too since we were in the car most of the time.
Dined at Ka Ma Do Japanese Dining around 7PM – Hubbys’ 3rd Aunt joined us too. The view was in front of Victoria Harbor but too bad it was rainy and foggy. Couldn’t capture a proper picture.
Here’s the food pictures. Very nicely put together but the prices were a bit crazy. I think that’s the typical price in Hong Kong dining at Japanese restaurants. Food was good but service on the other hand was totally off! Dining with 5 people was about $1800hkd not including service charge. Crazy much? That’s about over $300CAD. I guess we are paying for the view? A view we couldn’t see properly… Hahaha. It still was an experience. At least we know that it taste the same as Toronto.
By the time we got back to the hotel – I was exhausted! I hurried up and took a bath before I KO’ed around 10PM? Hubby had to go out and buy Munchkin McDonald at the mall since he missed dinner because of napping. He did well the whole day – loved sightseeing and the many transportation vehicles Hong Kong has. He had a blast! McDonald tasted the same and it was 23HKD for a double cheese burger combo – cheaper than Toronto but they do have a wider variety on their menu in Hong Kong. Like macaroni, rice, and etc.. Don’t know if we’ll be able try those since there’s a lot to try! That’s it for day 1 of my diary in Hong Kong! Amazing hospitality! Stay tune for day 2!