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On the first day, after little sleep Hong Kong in Hong Kong

I spent my Saturday going to the airport, and I suddenly found myself thinking about how empty and quiet Hong Kong was.

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This week, I’ll be chilling in Hong Kong.

My flight was at 5 a.m. on Sunday, so I spent the entirety of Saturday getting ready to leave. Must hurry to the subway station before it closes at midnight. (I found it surprising how deserted it was for a Saturday night.)

There weren’t many people at the airport either.

I took the Hong Kong Express for the first time and was very satisfied with the service. I had no trouble keeping up with them on the road. Over the course of three hours, I had a smooth and relaxing experience (with surprisingly ample leg room, no less!).

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By 8 a.m., the plane had landed, and I was on my way to check in at my hotel. Even though I had slept for 3 hours, I felt like a zombie. But we can’t afford to dally! One MUST Obtain Food Immediately.

I did my first touristy thing at Tim Ho Wan in North Point, where I dined on dim sum. I put my friend and I on the waiting list while we waited for them to arrive. A couple should wait at number 85. Around 20 minutes passed while we waited. Okay, I guess.

It was very tasty in my opinion. I really miss having dim sum with my family back in the States now that I’ve relocated to Korea.

Then, we went for a stroll around North Point. Daytime temperatures reached the high 90s, with humidity levels near 100%. We went to a Pacific area cafe for a refreshment and to enjoy the air conditioning. The latte was made with English tea, and it was delicious! We deliberated for a while to determine our next steps.

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We then took the MTR (Metro Transit Rail) to Central and Causeway Bay to go shopping. As a matter of fact, I felt quite overwhelmed by all the people. People seem to be swarming everywhere you go. As soon as I saw how many people there were, the thought “This is a human traffic jam” popped into my head.

And while the locals are great, it’s the buildings’ designers that have really won me over in Hong Kong. In addition to the vibrant hues, I also appreciate the abundance of skyscrapers.

We took a stroll through Soho, Central. We rode the world’s longest escalator, located in the Mid-Levels. The negative aspect of this is that you will have to walk all the way down to the bottom.

To cap off Day 1, we visited Victoria Peak. To get to the Peak, we caught Bus 15 from the area around the Central Star Ferry.

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From Room 428 in the Sky, the view was quite nice. The price of admission is 52 Hong Kong dollars, or about $6.62 in American currency. We stood there for quite some time, simply admiring the scenery.

Seeing this sight at night is a must. Take in all of Hong Kong and fill up on the sights and sounds.

The first day went better than expected! What is the first thing on your Hong Kong to-do list?

And that’s a fact! While learning Cantonese is one of my main objectives during my time in Hong Kong, I find that I am still at a very elementary level of the language. *cries*

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Sincerely,

Amy

The date is Sunday, July 29, 2018. Day 1.

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ALICE AMY HANG IN HONG KONG.

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