As the months fly by travel always seems to be something that continues to occupy and excite. Having both recently returned from trips away to Bali and Bandung, it was time for our much anticipated trip to Singapore. This time we revisited some of our favorites, the most memorable of which were Luxe SG and Raffles Hotel. The lunch at Luxe was just fabulous and is definitely worth checking out if you happen to be in Singapore. If you are a coffee lover, you might want to check out Curious Palette and Chye Seng Huat both of which have left us craving for the same smooth taste we experienced there. We stayed at the lovely Naumi Hotel on Seah Street which turned out to be the perfect location to reach everything we needed. In the end we tried to pack as much as we could into 3 days but there is never enough time to do everything you plan. It was also lovely to meet up with our talented friends we have met through Instagram. We only wish we could have stayed longer!
One morning I woke up and found out I had to leave the country pretty much the next day due to visa requirements. At first I was a little shocked but then when I thought of what I could do in Singapore I was excited to leave. Unfortunately as this trip was totally unplanned Lucky didn't join. Every time I fly to a new City I tend to do a little research into any new places which have opened. I was so lucky this time because some truly amazing new cafes and restaurants had opened.
My trip was short but definitely sweet. I caught up with some very talented Instagrammers while I was there and they were kind enough to show me around. I can highly recommend checking out Luxe Singapore and Curious Palatte if you happen to be on the Island. I'm constantly amazed at the speed in which new places are springing up. I'm really looking forward to my trip back with Lucky tomorrow so stay tuned for some more updates...
Living in one of the most populated Cities in the world certainly has its drawbacks. For one its hard to see any real nature. It was quite the opposite in Bandung and one of our favorite places to visit on the trip was Padma Hotel which offered breathtaking views across the valley. We caught up with friends and spent the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the scenery.
Although our time in Bandung was fun, it was equally as exciting to return to the City! It truly is hard to plan your wardrobe for a matter of weeks and it was great to check out the new collections in stores. We are already planning the next trip so do follow our daily journeys on Instagram :-)
There are times when you just feel like a change of scenery. Sometimes it gets to the point that you run out of exciting places to go in your own City. Exploring new places is probably one of the most enjoyable ways we like to spend the holidays. So after a 2 hour car ride out of the concrete jungle, we found some tranquility in the mountainous City of Bandung.
We spend the first few days just checking out the local coffee scene. Although I have temporarily stopped drinking coffee, Lucky assured me that the coffee was consistently good. It was just lovely to get away from the overbearing heat of Jakarta into the cooler climes of Bandung. Of all the coffee shops we visited Two Hands Full remains the best all rounder. I guess we are just looking for that New York vibe everywhere we go!
Typically when I wake up in the morning, my mind turns to coffee. I just find I need that extra kick start to my day. Since my days of living in Italy, I have been reliant on coffee for that extra pick me up. Finding a great coffee shop in a city you are not overly familiar with is not always easy though. Luckily these days we are fortunate enough to be able to connect with people on a global level through social media. I’m a self proclaimed social media junkie, which does helps me a lot when I’m travelling. Because of it, I’m able to find out about places which can not be found on your regular tourist trails. So I hit the Internet and contacted a fellow blogger for whom I have a lot of respect. He’s also based in Singapore, so has a great knowledge of the best places to visit for all occasions. I personally think that Twitter is an ideal tool for connecting people. With the click of a button you can get the lowdown on any city you might find yourself in. So I grabbed my IPhone and hit up Twitter, to message the very gracious Ladyironchef who promptly replied with 2 great options. He literally replied within 10 minutes! I have to thank him both for his timely response and for the exceptionally good recommendation.
As I was staying in Bugis, I was on a mission to try something different but also not too far away. When I googled The Department of Caffeine, which by the way had me sold on the name alone, I decided I would take to trip to Duxton Road
& try it out. I’ve never actually been to Duxton before, but with Singapore’s excellent MRT system, everything is easy to access. On the MRT I took the exit at Tanjong Pagar, which is only 3 stops away from Bugis. After walking around for a while, I found Duxton Road. I immediately fell in love with the area. I found it to be reminiscent of Primrose Hill in London which I adore. After 10 minutes in Duxton Hill, I would say without a doubt, it’s one of the best areas to hang out in Singapore.
The Department of Caffeine is located at 15 Duxton Road, you'll find the entrance is somewhat unassuming. In fact I nearly walked right passed. But once inside it was bustling with locals. All obviously aware of how good the speciality coffee is. Many of the patrons were tucking into what looked like a scrumptious brunch. I was not particularly hungry, after having gorged on some local Indian cuisine late the night before. I was here to sample the infamous coffee. The Department of Caffeine it seems is frequented by the hip Singaporean crowd and has a really nice vibe.
The way you order here, is that you select from the extensive list of sandwiches, pastries, cakes, amazing looking waffles and main dishes. They have a huge selection of bespoke coffees from which you can choose. They also offer fresh juices which are nothing short of amazing. It’s the ideal place to come for breakfast or brunch. Just a tip, don't eat late at night as I did. You’ll really want to sample some of the lovingly prepared food.
Normally I have to admit I’m quite uninspired when it comes to my choice in coffee. The baristas at my local coffee shop always know I will predictably order Americano. This is purely because it’s low on calories and really gives me a boost in the morning. This time however, I wanted to order a specialty coffee. I settled on the Cafe Mocha, 5.5 SGD. Maybe it’s the European in me that always savors the exquisite taste of sweet bread or pastry with my coffee. I tend to think the 2 work in perfect harmony. So after I had selected my coffee and snack from the menu, I went to place my order at the till. The pastry and cake selection is also displayed there. I have always been a sucker for Banana and Walnut Cake. So it was the perfect opportunity to sample the Department of Caffeine’s offerings.
But as we say in English, the proof is always in the pudding! So when the coffee arrived, I spent a few minutes just admiring the presentation. It looked too good to drink! After I had gotten over the awesome presentation, I was definitely in need of my caffeine fix. Being completely honest with you, I was blown away on the first sip! I mean this Cafe Mocha was seriously good, almost perfect. I wasn’t expecting perfection, but this Mocha had made my Sunday morning beyond perfect. The Mocha was wonderfully brewed and the result was a delectable chocolate milky drink of goodness. When the cake was served, I was happy to see that it had been warmed. The flavor was delightfully nutty and the cake was refreshingly moist, making it the perfect addition to my Mocha.
With the coffee and cake proving to be such a success, I was inspired to try one of the fresh juices. The juice that particularly caught my attention was made with Orange, Mint and Elderflower. Whoever came up with that combination must be a pure genius. I can’t even begin to describe how good it was. It’s one of the best juices I have tasted in over a year at least. Fresh, fruity and so refeshing. I nearly ordered another one because I finished it in 2 minutes flat.
It seems that the Department of Caffeine are doing everything right. They focus on quality, fresh ingredients leaving you totally satisfied. What more could you possibly want? This place was one of the highlights of my trip and when you visit Singapore and love coffee, don’t leave without trying it. It’s a must for all you coffee lovers out there. Thank you DOC for the perfect morning!
Touchdown Singapore, and the first thing I thought about was eating! No joke, I seriously love eating in Singapore. I mean they certainly have their fair share of excellent restaurants. Every time I travel to Singapore, I try to do as much research as possible, taking reference from both the Internet and other bloggers. The only issue comes down to the fact that that there are so many amazing restaurants to choose from. This is what makes the decision making process hard. Singapore was not crowned the culinary capital of South East Asia for nothing. As well as playing host to some of the world's top restaurants, it also offers a great selection of delicious hawker food. So choosing a restaurant is never an easy task! From Michelin Starred restaurants to yummy street food, Singapore will take you on a culinary trip you are sure to remember. As I mentioned in a previous post, dim sum is one of my all time favorite foods, I literally crave it on a daily basis. Being in Singapore, it's easy to find a good spot, but once again, you will be caught by deciding which one to try. Dim Sum is seen by many Chinese as a comfort food. Singaporean's take their influence both from the traditional Hong Kong style and also from the Shanghainese style of cooking, while adding their own touch. I couldn't wait to try some new places.
Now I want to explain a little bit about Changi, which if you didn't know is Singapore’s International Airport. It also happens to be an award winning airport. Changi is a food haven, which is proof enough of how much Singaporean's love their food. Although the airport has many eateries, it’s never actually been my intention to eat there. But you know when hunger strikes, you just have to give in to your cravings and go and eat!
When I arrived, I was in a mad rush to collect some money before the Post office closed. But after running and making it through Immigration in the nick of time, I felt exhausted! I know what you are thinking, I must be really unfit! well it’s kind of true actually, I barely walk in Jakarta, let alone run! So after successfully picking up my money, I looked around and weighed up my options.
As I have mentioned before, I love Chinese food, and in Terminal 2 on the upper ground level, I noticed a restaurant which is part of the Paradise Group. I had already heard so much about the Paradise Group of restaurants. The branch at Changi, is the Seafood Paradise Casual Dining Restaurant. I was dining alone, so I wasn’t about to order a crazy amount of food, even though everything looked delicious. It was 11pm and I just wanted a simple dish, hopefully a tasty one too. When I scanned the menu, all the noodle dishes looked very appealing. I wasn't even sure which one to select.I ended up choosing the Fried Mee Sua with Seafood. This is a dish I’m familiar with from Hong Kong. Somehow the noodles seem even tastier than your average noodles, slightly wet in texture and bursting with flavor. Mee Sua signifies long life in Chinese culture ,and if that’s the case, I would happily eat these noodles every day! After my flight, the noodles really hit the spot. I was really impressed with the one dish I tried at Seafood Paradise. If only I had more time, I would have gone back and tried another dish on my way back through Changi. Next month it's safe to say I will be heading to one of the other Paradise restaurants.
The Paradise Group is as the name suggests, a real paradise for cuisine! This was my first time at one of their restaurants, and I’m quite sure that it won't be my last. As well as running a successful chain in Singapore, they also have a portfolio of restaurants in Asia. Luckily i've since discovered that they have a restaurant here in Jakarta, so I will be making a conscious effort to go there. I want to see how it measures up against Seafood Paradise at Changi, Singapore.
It’s great to have this restaurant at Changi. Whenever I’m hungry and craving Chinese food at the airport, I will know just the place! If you are in a group, I recommend ordering one of their Seafood dishes for which they are famous. As I was by myself, so I had to keep my order to a minimum. I also ordered the Chinese Tea, which came in the most adorable teapot. After leaving the tea to brew for several minutes, it was ready to serve and delightfully fragrant with an essence of Jasmine. Would I go back to Seafood Paradise? Yes! in a heartbeat. I know good food when I taste it, so next time you are in Changi, do check this place out.
I’ve probably clocked up over 30 trips to Singapore over the past 2 years. This is due to the fact that I have to leave Indonesia every 30 days to renew my visa. I know this might sound crazy, but I’m still on a monthly Tourist Visa. Even after living in Jakarta for over 2 years I’m still considered to be a tourist! Well on paper at least. There are pros and cons to this. The downside is that it's kind of expensive to fly to Singapore each month. Especially when you think of what you could buy in Indonesia with the same money. The good thing is that it enables me to travel and see what Singapore has to offer.
Singapore is about as different from Jakarta as you can get. I particularly enjoy doing things in Singapore that I can't do in Jakarta, simple things like walking for example. Singapore is a tropical oasis with green spaces and meticulously designed gardens placed all over the City. If you want proof, I suggest visiting the Chinese Gardens or the fascinating Gardens on the Bay. The latter is on a whole different level when it comes to garden artistry. If you like the outdoors, it's possible to enjoy time in Singapore's many parks or even strolling along the quayside. From the quay you can marvel at Marina Bay Sands Hotel which stands tall like a giant spaceship in the sky. If you are tired with city life, the smaller Island of Sentosa offers some respite with many beaches, perfect to while away your days. But if you ask me, the thing I love most about going to Singapore. Well it's the amazing food of course! Singaporean food is rich in it's heritage, taking influences from Indian, Malay, Chinese and of course Indonesian cuisine. Singapore is known as a world-class desination and it's food certainly lives up to that same reputation. Singapore like Jakarta, has a wealth of street vendors selling all kinds of scrumptious food. The vendors are usually found in hawker centers in and around Singapore. If you travel around the Island you will find hundreds of them. They are well worth trying, offering everything from Wanton noodles to my personal favorite, Singapore Laksa. If you do nothing else while you are in Singapore, try the famous Laksa.
These days when I stay in Singapore I tend to stay in the Bugis area. When I first started my monthly trips, I invariably spent most of my time around Orchard Road. My hotel was located in that area right next to the high end malls. At that time, I incorrectly assumed Orchard was the only thing Singapore had to offer. Luckily I got out of my comfort zone and started staying in Bugis. I can tell you that I enjoy my trips a lot more now. I love to wake up early in the morning, seize the day and have a typical Singaporean breakfast of Kaya Toast or my personal favorite, Bubble Tea.
On a recent trip to Singapore I discovered the fabulous Koi Cafe which is unforfunately not available in Jakarta. Koi Cafe is very close to Bugis Junction and also conveniently next to my hotel. I don’t know if you guys are familiar with Bubble Tea but since I started drinking this Taiwanese staple, I’ve been an avid fan. Bubble Tea originates from Taiwan and is a very popular drink in Singapore and also here in Jakarta. One of the most popular drinks is the Milk Tea Series. With all drinks, you can choose from a variety of toppings. Personally I’m addicted to tapioca pearls which are simply delicious. Tapioca Pearls are chewy balls of goodness which really adds to the overall wow factor of Bubble Tea. Because of the humidity in Singapore, I also enjoy drinking the more refreshing Fresh Tea Series. At Koi, I go for the Jasmine Green Tea with Pearls and Grass Jelly. Bubble Tea was not available when I left London 2 years ago. So until I moved to Asia, I wasn’t aware of how totally addictive it is! Addictive in a good way of course. If you are in Singapore, don’t leave without trying Koi Cafe, they have a few branches across Singapore. Koi already has 46 branches worldwide. I really hope they will open one in Jakarta, because we simply LOVE Bubble Tea here!
There are so many tempting things to eat in Singapore, it blows my mind every time ! It’s similar to Hong Kong in that the wonderful aromas of the food come drifting through the air making it impossible to walk without stopping & trying one of the tasty treats. Food is so readily available in Singapore, even through the night. Close to where I stayed in Bugis, there is a small restaurant selling Roti Prata. This is a delicious type of flat bread I enjoy eating whenever I'm in Singapore. Roti Prata is very popular among Singaporean’s and is enjoyed as both as savory and dessert. I like to eat the savory variety. It’s incredibly yummy, and not to be missed for all of you wanting to sample some local cuisine.
Since I moved away from Orchard Road, I have discovered a whole new side to Singapore. I've definitely experienced more culture & also I've come across an abundance of restaurants all serving enticing treats . For a super convenient stay, one of the hotels I often return to is Big Hotel on Middle Road. I’ve probably stayed at Big Hotel 4 or 5 times. It’s located very strategically near Bugis Junction, and it works perfectly well for my short stays in Singapore. Big hotel is a fairly new hotel, the thing I love most about it, is the super comfortable bed. I'm a sucker for a cozy bed & I always get a good night sleep when I stay at Big Hotel. But I guess the best thing is actually the location. It’s very close to Raffles Hotel which I simply adore. When you go to Raffles you just fall in love. It’s a beautiful hotel where you can sip on a cool glass of Chardonnay in the courtyard and watch the world go by. I think it’s one of the nicest spots in Singapore to have lunch or indeed a drink. At the same hotel you can find one of the best dim sum in Singapore. Believe me when I say that Royal China at Raffles is amazing! All I can say is go and try it for yourself. I died and went to heaven when I tried their dim sum! I recommend trying the Crispy Duck Pancakes, they are simply the best. Nothing could stop me going back to Royal China .The food is incredibly good and whenever I'm in Singapore I try to stop by.
If you think there's nothing to do in Singapore, I would say go and see for yourself. Singapore is fun. From Bali Street to Arab Street, you will be drawn in by the vibrantly coloured boutiques and great food. For fashionista's try the shoppers paradise, Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands .There is always a new place to discover. There are so many photo opportunities in Singapore, it seems that whenever you turn a corner, there is another inspiring vistas awaiting you. If you are in need of a well mixed cocktail, head to over Maison Ikkoku, which I wrote about in my earlier post. Don't miss out on the delectable dim sum at Royal China, Raffles. Singapore certainly seems to have it all. I can’t wait to go back and explore once my long overdue passport arrives!! Have fun in Singapore guys.
Do you often dream of places far away? Well I don’t know about you, but I get a constant slew of thoughts which pop into my mind on a daily basis. These thoughts are almost always about the unforgettably gratifiying moments, I’ve been lucky enough to experience on my travels. One of these such thoughts, is more specifically, my rather memorable trip to Hong Kong. The truth is, i've always wanted to visit Hong Kong. It was always high on my list of ‘must see places'. But with a 13 hour flight from the UK, it was not as assesible as it is now. Since I moved to Jakarta, which is a mere 4.5 hours flying time to Hong Kong, it seemed like the perfect opportunity jump on a plane. These days I frequently travel alone and have since discovered that traveling solo comes with all kinds of benefits. For one, it allows you to check off all the things you have always wanted to do. Seemingly without any sense of guilt, you can wander around shopping and and eating wherever your heart or stomach desires! This definitely suits me because I'm quite specific about where I want to go.
I'm currently living in a country which requires me to leave on a monthly basis (due to visa requirements) which invariably means I get to see more of the world than I otherwise might. For this I feel truly blessed and try to make the absolute most of my monthly trips. Living in Jakarta definitely has it’s benefits. With it's strategic location offering easy access to cities such as Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong, traveling is a constant temptation. With the added benefit that many low cost airlines are now offering competitive rates, it’s quite easy to find a reasonably priced flight. I snapped up one such flight, proving that some offers are simply too good to miss! For the best offers, I would advise keeping an eye on the frequent promotions that airlines offer. I’m not sure if you guys agree, but one of the things I most enjoy is traveling to places which I’ve never been. I especially enjoy traveling in Asia. This is probably due to the fact that I wasn’t born in this part of the world, making everything seems that much more fun.
Back In April I had booked my travel to Hong Kong for 3 days. Planning any trip is equally as exciting as going for me. I've always enjoyed searching for hotels, attractions and of course, places to eat. I can literally spend hours doing this. I always aim to make the absolute most out of my trip. Seeing as this was the first time I had visited Hong Kong, I asked friends for recommendations of where best to stay. I ended up choosing the Butterfly Hotel on Hollywood Road. This hotel is situated in the hip area of Soho in Central Hong Kong. It is part of the Butterfly Group of Hotels, all of which are centrally located. Before I visited Hong Kong, I had heard that rooms in hotels tend to be small. I did not experience this at The Butterfly on Hollywood . Yes the room was compact, but it was well laid out and did not feel in anyway claustrophobic. The rooms are tastefully designed in a contemporary style which was perfect for my 3 day stay in the city. It quickly became apparent that there are a lot of high rise buildings on the island, I’m guessing due to the lack of space. This means that if you are staying in a hotel, theres a chance you will stay on get a high floor. Indeed, my hotel allocated me a room on a high floor with a great view. I simply adored waking up in the morning and looking down from my hotel window at people rushing about. All seemingly on their way to some unknown destination. Hong Kong is definitely a good place for people watching. I was quickly learning that it is vibrant city buzzing with energy. I experienced the same feeling when I visited Tokyo and Sydney. Literally within a few minutes of landing I had fallen in love with Hong Kong.
When you arrive at Hong Kong International Airport, you immediately realize this is a very efficient and modern airport for a number of reasons. I later found out that the airport ranks 4th in the best global airport awards. It's not hard to see why, it even has an IMAX movie theatre inbuilt! It had me wondering what kind of city awaited me, when even the airport seemed like a city unto itself! Apart from Heathrow International which boasts a whopping 5 terminals, I don’t think I have ever walked as far to get to my gate! Note to anyone traveling, be sure not to turn up late for your flight. You really do need the full 2 hours to check in and board!
The journey into the city could not be easier. You simply need to buy a Tourist Train Pass at the airport. I bought a 3 day pass, which included a return trip and covered all MRT fares whilst I was there, costing only 300HKD. I highly recommend doing this, it’s the most convenient and cost effective way of getting around. The journey into the city takes you directly to Hong Kong Station in Central. From there you can connect to your onward destination. I however had already decided that I would eat my first real Hong Kong dinner at the station. Taking recommendations from other blogs, people seemed to agree that the Michelin starred, Tim Ho Wan would be a good place for for dim sum. This was exactly what I wanted, how very convenient! I had read that it is overly common in Hong Kong to queue for up to an hour at popular eateries. So as I approached the busy restaurant, I was already prepared to wait. That’s when I noticed for the first time that traveling alone does have its benefits in Hong Kong. Being only one person almost guarantees you'll be seated straight away. Albeit on a table with others, but this is the norm in many Hong Kong eateries. They focus on the food, it’s not really somewhere you think of hanging around after dinner. Unless of course you are dining at an upscale restaurant. Seeing as I wasn’t, I never had to wait anywhere I ate in the city. My first taste of the Cantonese favorite at Tom Ho Wan was a taste sensation. I'd be the first to admit I'm partial to dim sum and I was lucky to be in the best place for it. The city is perfect if you want to eat late into the evening or indeed at night, at I was about to find out.
I took a taxi directly to the hotel which turned out to be very close to the station. Taxi’s are great in Hong Kong if you're not traveling a long distance. It’s higly advisable if like me, you don’t know where you are going. Before I visited, people had spoken about Hong Konger’s being somewhat unfriendly. From my own experience, I can say it was not the case. Everyone I spoke to was very helpful and I'm glad to say that the rumors were unfounded. This is why I always suggest going to a place yourself and forming your own opinion. Don’t even take what I say for given! If you are staying in Hong Kong, I can highly recommend staying at The Butterfly on Hollywood. The staff are friendly and helpful, the room is great and the location is super close to Sheung Wan Station. Also it’s very close to a bunch of restaurants and bars. When I finally got settled into my room it was around 11pm but I still wanted to go out and explore. As I mentioned, it’s easy to find places to eat and drink at this time. My hotel was situated close to Soho, where you can choose from a number of hip bars and restaurants serving both asian and western cuisine.
While I had chance, I wanted to eat as much local Cantonese cuisine as possible. So after a drink in a bar across from my hotel, I wanted to explore the area. Every corner seemed to provide another photo opportunity. These are things which I’m sure are quite normal for any Hong Konger, but seemed photo worthy enough to me. Visions of colonial Hong Kong sprang to my mind as I happily captured photos of trams, which serve as transport on the island. For a foreigner such as myself, even the road signs with Sanskrit seem so vibrant. Hong Kong is a true dream for anyone who loves to take photos like I do. After taking a few snapshots, I wandered back towards the hotel. On the way back, I passed an eatery busy with locals and a menu written in Chinese outside. Okay, so I had already eaten a few hours ago but being in Hong Kong I needed to try more! An old man ushered me inside & even though no English was exchanged, he was very friendly. I proceeded to order a plate of Singaporean Noodles which were surprisingly cheap, even compared to Jakarta. When the plate of noodles arrived, it was hard not to notice how large the portions are. How was I going to finish this plate by myself?! I think the old man was actually thinking the same thing! But after the first mouthful & generous spoonfuls of chili oil, I still managed to clear the entire plate! I knew right then, it’s pointless to start counting calories in Hong Kong! I wondered how Hong Kong girls stay so thin. The next day I was to find out.
Hong Kong they say is a city for walking. So it’s better if you are prepared for this. Going from a city such as Jakarta, where it’s rare to walk, due to there being next to no sidewalks, heavy pollution and dangerous road conditions amongst other things. To Hong Kong where it’s common place to walk everywhere, is definitely a challenge! But I relished the opportunity. It’s a lovely city to walk around and discover places to eat. You’ll notice when you walk around that you are frequently hit by the amazing aroma’s which drift from restaurants and bakeries on every street. It's almost impossible not to stop and try something. They all seem so good, and from my experience they really are. Hong Konger’s certainly love food. It’s a big part of their life and when you try the cuisine, you will see why this tiny island is famous for it’s cuisine world over. Even though I had religiously planned this trip with regimental precision, I was often tempted to walk into a place to sample more of the incredibly addictive food.
It is not only the food which is noteworthy in Hong Kong. I witnessed some of the most breathtaking views and vistas I have seen world over. Victoria Habour is listed as one of the worlds most beautiful harbors and understandably so. There are few places I've been which have truly given me a sense that I was witnessing something special. Believe me, this is one of them. If there is one place you should visit whilst you are in Hong Kong, this is it. I personally preferred the view at night when the habour is lit up. Although if you have clear weather, I'm sure the day time would be equally as good. Seeing the harbour alone, made my trip more than worthwhile. If you are feeling flush and have money to spare, go for a drink or even stay at the Hotel Intercontinental. This hotel boasts views across the bay. I can only imagine how perfectly wonderful it would be to wake up with that view.
As the days passed on my return to Jakarta, I never seemed to stop feeling hungry! Somehow I’d managed to eat so much during my short time in Hong Kong. So much so, that I now crave the delicious food I ate whilst I was there. Unfortunately nothing can really compare to the food on the Island. The only option you have is to return. If you visit, be sure to try the famous Pineapple buns which are simply divine. A Pineapple Bun or Bo Lo Bao as they are famously known on the island, are delectable buns with a sweet coating. This will often come served with a slice of butter inside. These buns are typically served fresh from the oven and are beyond addictive! And contrary to the name, they do not taste of Pineapple. For the best buns, head over to Mong Kok and try the famous Kam Wah Cafe. It’s a small cafe located between Prince Edward and Mong Kok stations. It's easily reachable on foot from either station. Going to that cafe is a totally unforgettable experience, I am pretty sure you will not be disappointed. I fully intend on going there as soon as I'm back in Hong Kong.
Visiting Hong Kong is a truly memorable experience. Next time I plan to revisit places which I miss and find more to share with you on my blog. Unfortunately at the time of traveling I had not started to write this blog, so next time I will be sure to document all of the wonderful places I visited to guide you on your trip. Happy traveling guys!
I consider myself a frequent flyer these days which is something for which I am truly thankful. I guess I am happiest when the plane lifts up from one country and touches down in the next. Traveling is something which inspires me and with every journey I learn something new.