I apologise for no posts recently, it has been an extremely busy time for me as I am volunteering, preparing for travel to Africa, going on holidays, doing uni work, etc, all at the same time. However, what I do have today are some photographs which I have taken in Hong Kong.
It just wouldn’t be right to not include the amazing selection of food you can eat in Hong Kong! The first photo is of chicken katsu curry which I ate at the airport. The second photo is sushi, which is extremely cheap in Hong Kong compared to England. However, I heard a lot of the salmon has been poisoned with radioactivity so I don’t know if it’s particularly safe to eat. The rest are just various things we did in Hong Kong.
The most interesting thing I ate was the Ebi burger from McDonad’s. It is a burger made with prawns and contains the usual sauce and lettuce, but also has a huge pineapple ring in it! It was a very sweet burger because of the pineapple but it was still delicious and I wouldn’t hesitate to eat it again if it they sold it in the UK.
We went yum cha quite a lot so there was definitely plenty to eat. One night my uncle invited us to a barbecue at his home but unfortunately everything was meat so I just ate the chicken wings (chicken is much lighter than the rest). At The Peak, my dad ordered steak and I thought it was really funny that it had spaghetti with it. Finally, I bought lots of Puccho, my favourite sweets, to bring back to the UK as it’s really hard to get them over here.
Ocean Park Hong Kong
I went to Ocean Park with my parents, you can easily get there by taking a bus right outside the Admiralty station if you get on the MTR. Thankfully it was a beautiful day an I took many photograph, but I still need to find time to edit most of them. These are the ones which I did have time for.
Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery
This monastery is located in Sha Tin at the top of a huge hill. There is a path which goes towards the monastery which is lined with many golden statues; each one with its own unique features and number. Once you get to the top, you get an amazing view of Hong Kong and there is a temple which you can visit. I wasn’t allowed to take photos inside the temple but it was an extremely peaceful and tranquil setting for anyone who needs time to just stand and think.
There are many different Buddah statues located at the monastery and depending on the type of problem you have, you pray to a different one.
The Peak is a mountain area in Hong Kong Island that is also the tallest area in Hong Kong. From the top, you can walk around the hill and see all islands of Hong Kong. It is one of a few places in Hong Kong with a nature trail for those who want to stand back from the busy city life for a period of time.
That’s all for now, I will post some more photographs soon!