I can’t wrap my head around the fact that a little over a week ago I was still in the beautiful city of Hong Kong. My friends and I spent a good 15 days there and they truly were some of the best days of my life. Waking up in a foreign city, having a Michelin star dumpling place literally downstairs from our apartment and taking in everything that the city had to offer was unbelievable. And as much as I loved Lane Crawford – I could’ve perused those stores for hours on end – there is so much more to Hong Kong than the shopping.
The highlights of the trip were definitely visiting the Nan Lian Gardens and the Chi Lin Nunnery, trekking through to Sai Wan Village and of course visiting the Big Buddha at Lantau Island. Photos cannot do these places justice, at the Gardens I was in my own little wonderland of serenity and tranquillity and so freaking beautiful. The scenery on the trail through to Sai Wan from Sai Kung was insane and there was a little secluded beach with the clearest water amongst all the mountains. Lantau Island will always be one of my favourite places in the world, the cable car ride on the way up never disappoints and once you're on the island itself, you really have to pinch yourself because the view is truly breathtaking.
I will definitely be back in Hong Kong soon as it is one of my favourite cities and there is still so much I haven’t seen of it. But until then I’ll be playing tourist in my own city for what’s left of my uni holidays; going overseas has made me realise how I’ve never really seen Sydney and I would love to discover more of this beautiful city I call home.