What We’re Looking Forward To in Hong Kong

Thanks to our awesome travel agent, we’re making a quick 2-day stop in Hong Kong on our way to Mongolia in just a few weeks. It seemed like the perfect way to get a little of everything from a short trip– the wild expanse of Mongolia, but first, a cosmopolitan shopping-and-eating side-trip.

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I’ve never been to Hong Kong and M. had a very brief stop there many years ago, so we’re essentially starting from scratch. I’ll be sure to write up a “What We Thought About Hong Kong” post when we get back; for now, here’s what we’re planning on trying to do and see in HK:

Sleeping 

After a LOT of research, we finally settled on Urban Pack right in the centre of the city. With only two days, we weren’t interested in spending Hong Kong ($$$$$) prices for really nice accommodation. The reviews for Urban Pack mention cramped spaces and a small common room, but we know that this is pretty standard for such a convenient location in a huge city. We aren’t planning to spend much more than our 6-7 hours of sleeping in the hostel, so why pay more than we have to? We’ll be spending every penny of our savings from the hostel on food!

Eating

Ah, the real reason we’re in Hong Kong. Some of the places we’re hoping to stop by are:

DimDimSum Dim Sum Specialty Store – Dim Sum with a twist: ingredients like truffle and wasabi are included.

Yat Lok Restaurant – Michelin-starred roast goose. Yum.

Elephant Ground, Common Ground, and/or Winston’s Coffee near PMQ in Sheung Wan – I always prioritize sourcing great coffee no matter where we go.

The Pawn – British-style afternoon tea in a former pawn shop.

Yuen Kee Dessert Specialist – Chinese dessert soup is something we have got to try, just to say we did.

Drinking

Mahalo – Rooftop Tiki bar!

The Ale Project – M. is excited to try some craft beer.

Shopping

Grana – all the classic clothing I’m always trying to find in Australia but never can for a reasonable price.

InBetween Shop – a mix of vintage and new quirky stuff.

Shanghai Street – cheap kitchen stuff, right up our alley.

Good Design Store – their homewares seem just weird enough to buy but still practical enough to keep.

Francfranc – Adorable, eclectic homewares – kind of like a Japanese version of Anthropologie.

Sasa – Lots and lots of beauty products.

I highly doubt we’ll actually make it to all these places in only two days, but we’re going to try. Updates in a month or so!

(most recommendations found through Citix60’s Hong Kong guidebook and Urban List Melbourne’s Guide to Hong Kong)

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