We are back in Hong Kong, 21 years after our last visit! It’s strange to think this was so long ago… So far we walked a bit through Kowloon, just to get a feel of the city again.

 

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

 

Central, Hong Kong Island

Central, Hong Kong Island

A friend we met and trekked with in the Altai mountains of Mongolia last year lives in Lantau so this was our first stop. It was great to catch-up since she also traveled around the world this past year, exchanging stories around an excellent pizza and cold beer! Totally recommend the Kitchen at Mui Wo, just a short ferry ride away from Central.

Spicy Chorizo Pizza at the Kitchen, Lantau Island

Spicy Chorizo Pizza at the Kitchen, Lantau Island

Our return ride brought us see Hong Kong by night, under the thick fogs of winter. Ferry wheels, Christmas decorations, and high rises, all painted the skyline as a vibrant art piece.

Ferry Wheel by Central

Ferry Wheel by Central

 

Christmas market in Central

Christmas market in Central

 

Carnival, Central

Carnival, Central

Our hotel is in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, a mix of expensive shopping malls, low-key Indian shops, and hustlers. But the location is great, our minuscule room is clean and quiet, and the shower hot! Check this budget guide to accommodation in Hong Kong for other ideas on affordable places to stay.

Feeling good after this first day, and I can’t wait to see again old places and discover new ones!