For the start of McD & my Asian Adventure we landed in Hong Kong for one evening only before transferring on to Borneo! Not wanting to waste a single moment we checked into our hotel (Regal Airport hotel), quickly admired our view of the runway before heading straight into the city to sample the nocturnal delights of Kowloon!
The fast train to Kowloon or HK Island is attached to the airport so very easy to find and it’s super efficient! We bought a return ticket to Kowloon for 90 $HK (that’s about £7.50!!!) Kowloon train station itself is attached to a modern shopping centre called Elements, but for the more traditional HK experience we decided to visit Temple Street night market.
Thank heaven for 3’s ‘feel at home package‘ as my sense of direction was useless, but google maps saved the day and directed us from Kowloon to Temple Street night market.
Temple street night market was crazy busy, it’s just a road with market stalls selling a lot of tat, but if you are in the market for a tacky HK souvenir, selfie stick or some random phone accessory you might find what you are looking for, still it’s worth a visit if to just tick the box!
We decided to eat on Temple Street, using the if it’s packed with locals rule it must be good we settled on Temple Spice Crab. We tried the speciality spicy crab, spending over £30 on this one dish alone really wasn’t worth it but we fell into the tired, jet lagged tourist trap! The food tasted ok but the prices were super tourist inflated which left a disappointing after taste in our mouths! McD’s reaction to the kitchen he stumbled upon after dinner was not very reassuring either…
Next we decided to visit the waterfront – from the start of temple street night market we walked on to Nathan Road and just walked down towards the water. The view from Kowloon to HK Island is beautiful, I love how lit up the skyscrapers were! If you arrive early enough I’d start your evening here as every day at 8pm there is a light show where all the skyscrapers on HK Island put on a fantastic light show! After admiring the view for a while we headed back to Kowloon station to catch the train back to the airport. It was a great insight in what Hong Kong has to offer and got us both excited about returning at the end of our Asian Adventure when we set aside a much longer time to stay and enjoy the city!