Yes you can understand from the title this post will be about Hong Kong! It’s crazy, last month I flew to Hong Kong 3 times!! I had never been to this beautiful city before so I was super excited!! Plus it was my first time in Asia so it’s always gonna be special to me:)
All of my flights were nice so far, on the way to HK is about 6.5 hours, but way back is longer, up to 9 hours because of the wind. I really like that flight except being long on the way back… Passengers were nice, they don’t ask for much so we had almost 4-5 hours doing nothing on the way back although we did “we care” many times! Pretty boring for me since I hate sitting down for longer than 10 minutes. Both flights are at night so passengers usually sleep, some of them don’t even wanna eat. After my first flight to HK I figured out that mainly old passengers don’t speak English, that’s normal to me cause my mom and dad also don’t know… Since I don’t speak Cantonese (I wish I did), it’s a bit difficult to communicate, so at first they were not choosing what they actually want from bar or meal cart during service. So I tried to learn some basic words as chicken, fish, tea, coffee, juice etc in Cantonese but almost every word has many different meanings, the way you sound them is the only difference and it was very challenging for me tbh 😀 So this didn’t work either, but I didn’t give up because these people pay a lot of money and I believe that they deserve the best service as well as English speakers. So sometimes I ended up taking longer time to show all the options (which is over 30) in bar for almost each passengers lol. But it was fine because we had a lot of time:D
And about my stay! Our hotel was in the middle of center in Hong Kong Island. So my first and third stay were mainly about shopping 😀 I found Hong Kong quite fashionable, also so many shops and a lot cheaper than Dubai! I bought a beautiful DKNY bag for 650 HK dollars which is around 300 dirhams… I know the price is double in Dubai!
Korean Barbecue in HK lol
I don’t know if he’s a celebrity or not but I’m a tourist!
On my second stay, I went to the Giant Buddha! I saw many pictures of it before and was so excited to see it in real. Luckily one of my colleagues, lovely French girl was planning to go there as well so we went together. From our hotel we needed to take metro all the way to the airport then take a cabin car. It takes around 40 minutes to reach the Buddha. But on the way we were so hungry so went the first restaurant we saw, and it was a French restaurant lol what a coincidence eh:p We had a nice wine with our meal and a dessert!
Then we took the cabin car, and for the first time after 4 months I saw the woods! The view was incredible, especially for me cause I miss green so much since I came to Dubai:(
And the moment I saw the Buddha, I was kinda mesmerised. Especially being in a temple for the first time in my life, I was full of emotions, I cried and I don’t know why. It was so peaceful and colourful. I felt safe same as I was feeling when I was a little girl listening at night my fathers bed time stories before sleep… Now I’m reading about Buddha whenever I have a chance.
I had an amazing time in Hong Kong and strongly advise anyone who wants to travel:) And thanks to my new friend Mounia for being a great company to me on my journey to meet Buddha:)
Have a great day! Love Dilan. Xxxx