Sunday stroll on Lamma Island

Saturday 16th August

As I had work on Saturday, I gave Josh a list of fun places to visit and he let me nab a few of his photos from his day as a lone wolf. These were taken at the beautiful Nan Lian Gardens, Chi Lin Nunnery and the Hong Kong Museum of History.

 

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Obviously it’s much easier to navigate your way around an unfamiliar city with Google Maps, so I lent him my phone for the day to find this masterpiece on my Instagram after work…

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At least he made the most of the moon gates at the Kowloon Walled City Park 😉

Sunday 17th August

Sian had been in Hong Kong during the week, recruiting students for Southampton University through clearing. Finally she had (half) a day off to explore with us! Having seen their share of high rises and the hustle and bustle of city life, I decided to take them out for a relaxing day on Lamma Island.

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This is the third largest island in Hong Kong, located to the Southwest of Hong Kong Island. With a reputation for alternative, laid back lifestyles; it is popular with expatriates, younger generations, artists and musicians. The harbour is lined with seafood restaurants…

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…and as you delve into the island a little further, you’ll be greeted by quirky shops, pubs and multicultural restaurants, blending Western and Chinese Island life.

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It’s so chilled out that dogs run their own fruit and veg stalls 😉

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Of course, our first stop was the Banyan Bay Café for a hearty fry up.

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Hands down the best breakfast joint in HK! Oh and the mango juice is divine.

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After lunch, Josh and Sian tried out their first egg balls i.e. ball-shaped waffles.

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We dipped in and out of shops selling handicrafts from Southeast Asia and quirky boutiques. They found some souvenirs in a cat-themed shop for their cat-loving friends back home 😉

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Great name…

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Having wandered around most of the shops, we made our way over to the beach, passing a tie-dye stall on the way.

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It felt so good to immerse our feet on the warm sand and paddle in the sea!

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Unfortunately Sian had to return to work in the evening, so we took some AWESOME selfies before heading back to the ferry.

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Back in Central, we had to go our separate ways 😦 Although our time together was short, I loved showing Sian around another side of HK!

Josh and I returned home for Thai takeout and a US Office marathon with Ryan, before he had to pack for his 10-day tour of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam…the lucky thing!

I’ll leave you with some of our favourite Office moments – ENJOY!

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