Day 37: Tuen Mun
I got up and picked up a pineapple bun at the bakery. Then I walked to the beach and ate it there. The sun was very warm and the waves were very strong. I took a nap in the sun and searched for shells that the waves were washing up. I met Keith back at the AirB&B and we took the ferry to Hong Kong.
Then we rode the subway to Teun Men where we wandered around a mall. Then we found some dumplings and peking duck to eat. We also tried curry fish balls which I didn’t really care for. When we got back to Lamma Island we were still hungry so we went and got a cajun chicken pizza at the Lamma Grill Express. It was very good!
Day 38: Lazy Thursday
On Thursday it was supposed to rain so we slept in and went out for breakfast. We got a “Western” breakfast again which was delicious! When we got back to our AirBnB, it started to rain so I did some packing and just relaxed. I got some online work done and worked on my blog. That evening, my brother and I and our friend had some really delicious Indian food at a place called Spicy Island. Then we played cards and just hung out.
Day 39: Tim Ho Wan
Friday morning, we woke up early and went to Aberdeen to check out the fish market. It was so cool to see fresh fish and squid that the fishermen had just caught that morning! I also tried a fresh fruit tart at one of the bakeries in the subway station.
Then we went to Tim Ho Wan and got dim sum. Tim Ho Wan is a Michelin star dim sum restaurant but it is very affordable. The food is amazing and the BBQ pork buns are to die for!
We also got fresh steamed dumplings, fried bean curd roll, seasonal vegetable, pot stickers, wontons, braised chicken feet, rice noodle rolls, and osmanthus jelly with goji berries. I loved the pot stickers, fried bean curd, and dumplings. The chicken feet and rice noodle rolls weren’t my favourite. The osmanthus jelly had a texture similar to jello but it had a flowery taste.
We wandered around Central and I tried milk tea at Lan Fong Yuen. Right next to it were little outdoor flower shops with some of the prettiest flowers! We walked around Lan Kwai Fong and did some shopping in some of the little shops near there. I got a cute dress to wear to the party we were having that night for my birthday.
That night, we headed to the Filipinos house. I made quesadillas and they made BBQ pork and rice. It was all so good and we had fun eating the food, playing games and watching a movie.
Day 40: Blue House Cluster
On our last full day in Hong Kong, Keith and I, our friend and one of our Filipino friends went to Central. We went to Ajisen Ramen for some delicious ramen. Then we took the subway to where we explored the Blue House cluster. The Blue House Cluster was very cool, lots of history!
The markets are always neat to see. Some of them seem to have the exact same things but this one had different items. Different dried foods, stones. There was even a store that sold crabs that had come all the way from Shanghai!
That night we had beef and rice again. Then I hung out with the Filipinos and watched documentaries on Netflix. I also tried some Filipino gin with oranges.
Day 41: Beef and Liberty
On the last day, I had coffee with the Filipinos. They had beans from the Philippines and they ground them and made me a cup of fresh coffee. It was very good. They also made a grilled cheese sandwich which they said they eat a lot for breakfast back home.
Then my brother, his friend and I caught the 12 o clock ferry to central. We took the subway to the airport.
We went to Beef and Liberty at the airport before heading to our gate. Here we ordered mimosas. The server came back a few minutes later and apolgized but they couldn’t make mimosas. So they gave us a glass of champagne on the house and then we had to pay for the second one.
We also got some food; macaroni and cheese bites and chili cheese fries. The mac and cheese bites were piping hot and the chili was full of flavor.
Our gate for our flight made a gate change but soon we were boarding the 14 hour flight to Toronto. This fight was longer than the flight we took to China only 6 weeks ago but it didn’t seem as bad. The food was better on this flight. I had beef, potatoes and veggies, noodles and a sandwich, and congee for breakfast. I watched a lot of movies and thought a lot about my trip. It was really hard to leave the beautiful country of China as I had grown to love it so much.
In Toronto we had one more flight back home to PEI. My first Canadian purchase was from Tim Hortons (duh!). White hot chocolate and a Christmas donut.
The last flight home was quick and soon we were back to the cold little island I call home. I was excited to be back and see my family and all my friends. But there was an ache in my heart as I realized that China was now behind me.
Thank you so much for following me on my adventures! I hope I have inspired you to travel and maybe even visit China! If you need any tips or have any questions, I will gladly answer them.
Since I have been home, I have been doing lots of Christmas baking! Are you searching for a good Christmas cookie? Eggnog Snickerdoodle Recipe is the perfect one!