Day One: Sarah and Luke’s visit!

Sunday 18th August

I was finally reunited with Sarah, one of my best friends, who had travelled half way across the world to see me!

She was joined by her trusty sidekick, Luke. It was a special moment.

We met early, outside the MTR station in TST. They showed me around Kowloon Park which they had explored on the previous day, whereas I’d never been there before so it was pretty exciting for me! We found a nice spot by the fountains, where they ate their exotic breakfast buns, while I took a couple of photos of the adorable little terrapins!

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I couldn’t believe that there were actually flamingoes and exotic birds here!

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I’m so happy with the way this photo came out:

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After wandering around the park, we also came across loads of giant comic book statues.

I didn’t recognize any of them, but I love this fat panda! 😀

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We popped into Cotton On, where Luke bought himself a fabulous new outfit, as jeans in the middle of summer in Hong Kong isn’t the best idea!

This is one of my favourite photos of the week! 😀

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Free shots of ice cold cider on a scorching day was just what we needed!

I’m not usually a fan of cider, but this just tasted like Appletiser, yum!

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As Sarah and Luke failed to find any Chinese food on the previous day, we stumbled across a restaurant called ‘Very Good Seafood Restaurant,’ though ironically the food was pretty average.

Then again, we didn’t order any seafood so maybe that’s where we went wrong? :p

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The picture on the left: mid-munching Sarah and Luke, with Siu Mai (pork and prawn dumplings, which are usually delicious, but they just looked and tasted like grey squidge here) and Salt and Pepper Fried Tofu, which tasted alright.

The picture on the right: Honey Spare Ribs (a bit too sweet for me); Barbecue Pork Buns and Har Gau (prawn dumplings), which were pretty tasty. We also went for a fried rice dish! I think this meal essentially filled up their Chinese-food quota for the week! :p

After lunch, we took a short bus ride over to Prince Edward to check out the markets.

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SAFETY FIRST! 😉

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We had a look at the pet shops, which I always find really sad as the puppies and kittens are locked up in tiny glass cages 😦

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Some guys playing Chinese checkers at the bottom of some steps outside the pet shop.

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Next up, we made our way over to Mong Kok, the busiest district in the world according to the Guinness World Records!

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Of course I had to show them around the Ladies Market…

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As night fell, we wandered through the neon lights of Mong Kok towards the TST light show!

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After 9 hours of almost non-stop walking on our first day together, we were absolutely shattered and stopped off for some much-needed drinks by the harbour!

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Stay tuned for Day 2 😉

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