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Hong Kong, quickly: Our 2-day layover itinerary

On our way to Mongolia this July, M. and I opted to spend 2 very whirlwind days in Hong Kong on the way.

Exploring the mega-cosmopolitan city was a great way to transition between a stressful month of work and an adventure in the wilds of Mongolia– we got to get in a bit of shopping and eating delicious food before we started roughing it for a fortnight.

We’ve begun to make a bit of a routine of exploring our layover stop. Coming from Australia, you almost always endure a 20-40-hour-straight journey through airports, so cutting that in half with a bit of exploring becomes key to saving your sanity.

For us, though, it’s become a way of squeezing an extra destination and some different experiences into our short breaks from the daily grind.

Our travel mantra could probably be summed up by the phrase “Walk til you drop,” so keep that in mind when you read our itinerary below. You may want to take things a bit slower than we usually do; but then, we do tend to see a lot when we’re roaming around a city non-stop!

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When you’re craving travel but have to stay put

There are some days when the wanderlust hits hard. I get the itch, the need, the craving to head to the airport and go– wherever. Sometimes it happens when life is particularly routine or stressful; other times when I’m feeling envious of someone else’s photos from Prague or Cambodia. Sometimes it’s just a shaft of sunlight hitting the pavement or the scent of wet earth, reminding me that the world is out there for me to see.

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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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