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The Hong Kong Trip

January 21, 2016
#HKG what's up?!

All about our Hong Kong trip.

Before I start I’d like to Quote a Justin Bieber tweet

so blessed. so moved. so grateful. cant believe this is my life. never going to take it for granted. always going to give back. thank you

Ok! So Hong Kong. I spent New Year’s in Hong Kong with one of my bestie, my sister friend, Itunu and it was so much fun. It was a short trip but we packed in a lot and we really did make the most out of it.

The Journey: I flew Ethopian Airlines which I was quite impressed with. Lagos-Addis Ababa- Hong Kong. I met up with Itunu there as she was coming in from Mainland China. Connecting from the airport to our hotel was super easy as the hotel had a partnership with one of the shuttle buses and they dropped me right in front of the hotel, took about 40mins.

Hong Kong Dollars

Where we stayed: We stayed at a nice boutique hotel in Tsim Tsha Tsui which is in the heart of the city. I cannot take any credit for this awesome location, Itunu did all the research and booking. It was an excellent location, on our street alone there were restaurants, bars, hotels, ATMs and access to Taxis. It was a short walk from the waterfront and the metro station, in other words, it was perfect.

Sisters!

Getting around: Hong Kong is really well connected, and it was really easy to understand the routes and get around despite the language barrier- We used taxis, the underground metro and even a ferry. We also walked around a lot and of course got lost many times. Fun for me, Itunu not so much. LOL

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What we ate: I had so many grand plans about all the great food I was going to eat on this trip, and yes everything we ate was fantastic… OK so here’s how it started, on our first evening in Hong Kong we were exploring our area and walked into a close by restaurant. A little broken english and smiles and we had our order. Our food was amazing, really flavourful, fresh and delicious. And that’s how they roped us in, we ate there – Never got the name- everyday till we left.IMG_4344 IMG_4343 IMG_4346 IMG_4678 IMG_4473

What we did: We packed in a lot of activities! We did some touristy things like visited the Victoria Peaks, highest point on the island, went to The Avenue of Stars- A tribute to stars modelled after Hollywoood star walk- which was a walking distance away from us. We went to one of the biggest malls and of course lost one another. Went to a couple of rooftop bars, which are all the rage- of course, with a beautiful skyline like that, I get why. I think a big highlight for us both was Disneyland. Gosh in addition to roaming about our neighbourhood, street markets and New Year’s Eve Shenanigans it’s no wonder we were both dead tired at the end. Well worth it #Noregrets.

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Hong Kong at Night- which is my fave- is a whole other story, so I’ll do a separate post on that.

Sorry this took so long, but I live in a third world country and the third world country-ness has been particularly strong lately.

Love always,

Sabirah

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5 Comments

  • Reply An Afrikan Butterfly January 21, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Your hair has grown so much!
    Beautiful pictures ^_^

  • Reply Jolá January 21, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Looks like it was a lot of fun!
    ???

  • Reply Afoma January 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    So FUN! Ahh I need a trip like this with one of my girlies!

  • Reply Nene January 21, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Oh Sab! This looks so beautiful. I am happy you had such a nice name.I really liked your account and living vicariously through you.

    Love and light.

  • Reply Naija nomads January 22, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Love love love! Disneyland ????

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