Christmas Shopping

Alright stranger!

Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while. We recently finished watching Breaking Bad and I’ve been pretty ill this week. Though that’s not very interesting news, so let’s rewind 2 weeks and do some Christmas shopping! We had to be extra organized as it takes a few weeks for the presents to arrive in the UK on time.

With the intention of getting most of our Christmas presents in Prince Edward and Mong Kok, we arrived at the interchanging station, Mei Foo. Although we usually only pass the scenic views, we decided to stop off and have a wander around Lai Chi Kok Park. The park is huge and it provides a wide range of recreational and sports facilities including a children’s’ playground, fitness stations, chess tables, tennis, football and basketball courts, among many others. They also have the biggest skate park that we’ve seen in Hong Kong so far. Admittedly our Tuen Mun ‘skate park’ doesn’t even have any ramps, so it wasn’t hard to beat!

The park also has a Bird Cages Hanger. This is the first time we’ve ever seen one…

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Our favourite part of the park had to be the Lingnan Gardens.

It felt very traditional, with beautiful architecture, detailed sculptures, fountains and Koi fish!

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Of course, this was inevitable…

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Bubblegum anyone?

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Before any extreme Christmas shopping could commence, we decided to refuel with a cake break at Pacific Coffee when we arrived in Prince Edward.

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I ordered my favourite Raspberry Cheesecake, while Ry went for a Chocolate Brownie.

All washed down with a lush Passionfruit Chillino! ^.^

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Upon leaving the coffee shop, we spotted a five storey shop selling Christmas decorations!

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In we go…

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Conveniently, we had landed ourselves on Flower Market Road, thus further distracting us…

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The name of the road says it all, to be honest.

There are around 100 shops and wholesalers selling all sorts of flowers and plants.

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How cool is this plant?! I love the fact that you can see its roots.

Cynthia might be getting a neighbor soon…

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I remember how busy the area was during Chinese New Year! Families flock towards the market to carefully select flowers and plants that attract good luck and fortune as a new lunar cycle begins.

Although Christmas isn’t celebrated as widely as Chinese New Year, I imagine the flower markets will still be hectic over the festive period!

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Anyway, after our first taste of the Flower Market, we finally made our way back to the Fa Yuen Street markets and got down to the business of Christmas Shopping for our nearest and dearest!

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We made our way into Mong Kok, haggling and purchasing essentially half the stock in the Ladies Market!

This photo has nothing to do with our shopping, but isn’t she a babe?!

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Feeling exhausted, but smug with our success in buying most of our Christmas presents in one night, we finally treated ourselves to a late night dinner of…

…you guessed it…

MORE THAI FOOD! 😉

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xxx

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