Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sweet Escape to the Skyscraper City

There's never a bad time to travel to Hongkong. It's one of those places that you can visit anytime of the year. But if you love shopping and an avid bargain hunter like myself, July to September is the best time to go because of the summer season sale. So for the nth time, I chose to travel to the Skyscraper City to take sometime off my busy schedule. You see, I've been to several Asian cities in the past few months but nothing compares to the feeling of going back to your first love.

You'll never go hungry when in Hongkong because of the wide variety of food shops scattered everywhere! Convenient, delicious and reasonably priced options of sandwiches, sushi and sashimi, cakes, pastries, chocolates and candies can be found in the MTR stations.

One of my favorite things to do here is looking for great finds in the local supermarkets. I make sure I don't miss an aisle when I do my window shopping as I like going and checking out new items to try and bring home to my family and friends. Oh and yes, almost everything is on sale!

I always equate the afternoon tea with the classic British style of serving scones, macarons, muffins and elegant cakes in 3-tier stands while sipping English Breakfast tea served in beautifully-crafted teapot and cup. But in Hongkong, people wait for tea time not for the sugar rush but to take advantage of the promotional offers of various restaurants including the popular Japanese joint, Genki Sushi. Taking photos inside is prohibited but to give you an idea, sushi and sashimi lovers can head to Genki from 230pm to 530pm on Mondays to Fridays to avail of the Genki Tea Set that comes with a 4-piece sushi set, a side dish (choice of Crab Stick and Corn Salad, Whelk Tops, Hokkaido Corn Croquette or Japanese Hotspring Egg) and light food (choice of Steamed Egg Custard, Cold Inaniwa Udon or Mini Puffs) for as low as Hkd48.00 (approx Php288.00).

Now this is one place I never fail to visit whenever I go to Hongkong. The former headquarters of the Hongkong Marine Police until 1996, 1881 Heritage now features a hotel, several luxury shops, fine dining options, bars and an exhibition hall. The elegant Victorian architecture is also a favored location for photo shoots especially at night when it is fully illuminated.

Stay tuned for more Hongkong posts soon!

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