5th December 2013
As soon as Leo told me that her and Em would be doing a 2 day stopover in HK from Thailand to Fiji, I had counted down the days till their arrival!
I met them in the morning at the MTR station opposite our apartment, gave them both a big hug and took in all of their exciting adventures in Thailand on the walk home.
After refueling with a couple of slices of Nutella on toasted brioche, we made our way over to TST.
You can’t visit Hong Kong without seeing its iconic skyline!
Though Leo’s first request was pizza and I knew just the place 😉
After lunch, we walked down to Victoria Harbour, amongst the neon signs, palm trees and men offering to sell us tailor-made suits.
So happy to be reunited! 😀
Old school junk boat!
Isn’t she the cutest?!
Walking down the Avenue of Stars, we spotted Bruce Lee and some interesting napping/sitting positions…
…and McDull the pig, of course!
Em took a sneaky photo of us 😉
As Leo wanted to visit the Totoro shop that I’d told her about, we popped over to Donguri Republic, which is a store dedicated to Studio Ghibli merchandise.
We took a short Starbucks break in the LCX mall, with a view of the incredible skyline!
There’s loads of photos of that on this blog already, so here’s some adorable cookies instead.
Stepping outside, we were greeted by lots of Disney themed Christmas decorations!
Check out Leo’s SUPER-FUN collage!
There’s more of these bad boys to come 😉
Next stop was Mong Kok.
Getting the front seat at the top of the bus is great for photos!
Although our original intention was to head straight to the Ladies Market, we got distracted by another Hello Kitty Exhibition at Langham Place…
I think they were going for a Russian theme.
That drunk-panda in the bottom centre makes me laugh every time!
Finally we made our way out onto the streets of the busiest district in the world…
All those selfies with massive cuddly toys had worn us out, so we refueled with some street food while shopping in the Ladies Markets.
Leo in her element 😉
She also bought some adorable Totoro keyrings, which I also have!
We had another mid-shopping snack of chips with loads of cool toppings.
They also serve takoyaki balls, which this guy was impressively cooking!
I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of neon signs.
We also bought Polaroids from an adorable old couple along the high street.
After a slightly disappointing Chinese dinner at one of the restaurants lining the sides of the Ladies Markets, we decided to call it a day and head home. We passed crowds watching a band…
…and something that resembled a hippie-jumble-sale, just a few yards down the road.
I told you Mong Kok is full of surprises!
Big thanks to Leo and Em for letting me nab a few of their photos 🙂