Rewinding back to spending New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Hong Kong (My first of many trips to Hong Kong)! It would not have been possible if it wasn’t for Tiffanie!
Travelling all the way from Chongqing, China Tiff finally made it to Guangzhou. Since I live a bit far from the airport, I picked her up late at night and we took Didi (China’s version of Uber). Getting to Hong Kong from Panyu, Guangzhou is very convenient as there are scheduled buses that run every day. However, we have to go through customs as Hong Kong is not technically part of Mainland China. Then from there, there is another bus that takes us straight to our destination. Total cost of the bus from Panyu–> Shenzen–> Hong Kong 90RMB or $18CAD. We ended up booking a room Fuji Hostel in Causeway Bay for 2 days and 2 nights (Total cost HK$2,318.40 or $400CAD). The prices have spiked because of the New Year’s Day event.
So, let’s begin, our very first stop that night (December 30, 2016) was Lan Kwai Fong (L-shaped lane that has a lot of bars and restaurants, mostly known for its touristy spot). By the way it was my first time having a drink in the street without having to worry about cops giving out any tickets –> it has become the norm. Getting to LKF besides taking the taxi (because the meter does add up very quickly) is very simple: MTR, Central Station Exit “D2”.
The very next day (NYE) we woke up bright and early, had breakfast and checked out the Victoria Peak. Since we did not have a lot of time, we ended up riding the Peak Tram. The cost of the Peak Tram and Sky Terrae 428 was HK$90 or $16CAD (return trip included). It is the quickest way to arrive at the Peak. Getting to the Peak is simple as well: MTR in Central. I highly recommend checking this place out because the view is breathtaking. If you have the opportunity to go during the night time, I recommend you do so, however, the day time view is just as spectacular.
Checking out Tsim Sha Tsui after the Peak was amazing located in Kowloon: we were able to see the skyline of Hong Kong Island. Lots of tourists, and a major metropolitan area. This was the only country I have seen where people drive Tesla and Maserati cars like they are Honda Civics, AMAZING! Fastforward to New Years’ Eve, we spent it in Lan Kwai Fong and it pretty much was an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend spending New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong at least once in your life. The people we have met and the memories we have made, I will cherish for the rest of my life!
Part 2 and 3 of Hong Kong in my next few blog posts. In the meantime enjoy!