I won't bore with the details of our flight, etc. etc. We arrived in Hong Kong at lunch time. After checking in and having a quick lunch, my family and I headed to the Tsim Sha Tsui area to see visit the Avenue of Stars. The temperature was 19 degrees Celsius, and for a girl like me who is used to the heat and humidity of a tropical country, that is super cold! Little did I know that the next day would be colder. Haha! So there I was, walking along the streets of Hong Kong wearing a beanie, jacket, gloves, tights, and boots, while the locals and other tourists were just wearing a jacket on top of their regular clothes.
It was cloudy, foggy, and windy. It was a gray day.
The view of Victoria Harbor from Avenue of Stars
However, I did enjoy the walk around the district, despite the cold weather and tons of sniffing and sneezing In contrary to the song, the cold bothered me. Haha.
The Clock Tower
I specifically enjoyed the "Love, Love, Love" exhibit outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Different types of weddings were showcased there--from Chinese, Japanese, and Korean to the Western ones.
After visiting the Avenue of Stars and the "Love, Love, Love" exhibit, we walked around some more and checked out the Heritage 1881. This play harks back to the Victorian era, while Hong Kong was still under British rule. According to www.discoverhongkong.com, the area used to be the Marine Police Headquarters. Now, it's filled with high-end boutiques, a heritage hotel, and an exhibition hall.
After taking photos and sightseeing, we headed to a nearby mall to have dinner at Food Republic. I love Food Republic! I could choose from a variety of dishes--from Asian to Western. I could eat whatever I fancied at the moment. It's not that I don't want to try hole-in-the-wall restaurants; it's just that whenever hunger would strike, or whenever hunger would beckon, we were near a mall (we ate a lot at Food Republic at the Olympian City in our visit to HK last year).
My mom and my sister walking to the mall
After eating, we did a bit of shopping at H&M, and then headed back to the hotel to rest. It would be another full day of walking and sightseeing, so we must recharge.