I consider myself very fortunate & blessed to be able to travel to some of the most wonderful places on earth. This March, I ventured to Hong Kong & China with my mom.
People usually ask how long it takes to get there. Well it depends on the routes you take. We headed to Miami first where we were in-transit for a few hours.
Travel tip! If you only have a few hours & you need to grab a bite, head to your gate first & look around that area for your meal. It will save you a lot of time in case your meal takes a while to be prepared. And also, stick to what you know! I made the mistake of being influenced by the server to order the special of the day at a restaurant I’ve never been to before. A very DRY, tasteless, salt-less OVERPRICED fish sandwich was served to me. Nothing I did to this made it taste any better. Lesson learned.
From Miami we connected to New York & needed to stay overnight.
One of my favourite aunts lives there & we stayed with her for the night. I love her cooking! She made us an immaculate dinner which I have no images of because I scarfed it down, but here is her breakfast made with love! Scrambled eggs, english muffin toast, Indian chai & fresh strawberries.
After breakfast, my aunt dropped us off at JFK airport for our flight to Hong Kong. Our seats were in Business Class on Cathay Pacific so after checking in we were allowed the use of the Business Class Lounge. It’s a great way to relax & have a snack (or even a full meal) before your flight, especially lengthy ones where you aren’t sure when you would eat next & your body is preparing to be confused by the many different time zones you’re about to enter.
The service on board was the best I’ve had in all my years of travel & the 16 hour flight didn’t seem as awful as it sounds.
We finally arrived in Hong Kong. I’ve been here many times. My mom’s brother & sister live here & it’s one of my favourite cities in the world. The building my aunt lives in is in a beautiful area with a park downstairs & tons of shopping & restaurants.
We were in Hong Kong for one day before heading to China. My 2 aunts & uncle took my mom & I to a restaurant that they frequent – Mask. I love food as we all do but more than that I love trying new things, as of recently at least 🙂 The food was incredible.
The next day we left for China & my aunt joined us. It took many hours til we finally arrived. The land expands as far as your eye can see & beyond! The environment was clean, the air fresh & the people so friendly. They did their best to communicate even with the language barrier.
Here are a few of my favourite images.
Can you believe this image! I couldn’t do it full justice.
Colourful, fresh vegetables & fruits.
I’ve never had Dragon Fruit as pictured below. It was delicious.
I have no idea what any of these candy are but they were recommended & I loved them all. There were many things I didn’t try because of the labels in a foreign language! Aren’t they so pretty though?
This is what I had for breakfast every morning. Chicken dimsum & noodles with bean sprout. I think I love Chinese cuisine because of salt, soy sauce & the chilis they serve. I like my food extra salty & spicy!
This gentleman whipped up some mixed Chinese vegetables with different types of noodles on his grill. There was no meat in this dish & I didn’t miss it one bit! So flavourful.
These were sitting on the front desk of the lobby. So pretty.
Love the packaging!
We left for Hong Kong again after a week in China. I had another 5 days before heading back home. I spent most of my time with my family, shopping, EATING 🙂 & drinking Tea. Indian chai as well as Chinese tea – which I loved! Speaking of tea…
My uncle knows my love for sushi & a new spot just opened up so he took me & my aunt. Sushi has been a popular cuisine in the west for the past several years but sometimes its tricky to get authentic sushi. That’s exactly what I got at Itacho Sushi.
Traditional Japanese tea served in a cup that never gets hot. It remains cool to the touch no matter how hot or cool the contents are. Very cool.
The next few days were spent relaxing. Showing you more images of the amazing food I had everywhere & a few sights!
My cousin took me to a Taste of Hong Kong. An incredible food festival where I got to sample a lot of foods I’ve never had before. It was in an open area with a lots to see around.
The next day my aunt & cousin took me to an amazing restaurant for lunch called Nahm which serves Vietnamese & Thai cuisine.
After some shopping we then went to Le Salon De The for cappuccinos & my favourite macaroons.
My last day in Hong Kong was spent shopping at one of my favourite beauty stores “Sasa”. Its a must see if you’re ever in the East.
Last night. Enjoying the scenery & having a pleasant stroll while grabbing desert.
The next day we had an early flight heading back to New York, then Miami & then finally back home to Grenada.
The business lounge in Hong Kong was incredible! I wasn’t able to get any images because we had very little time but I did enjoy a light breakfast.
The service again was unbeatable.
Manhattan at night.
Miami International Airport, in-transit.
I hope you enjoyed the images! If you need some more visual stimulation, check out my Vlog of my entire trip BELOW. Thanks for reading & watching!
Love & Light x