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Hong Kong: Two Americans Eating Italian food in Hong Kong

March 8, 2011

overcast 68 °F

Today we had to get into another minibus-- this time on our way to the airport. If traveling around Asia has taught us anything it’s that no seat goes unsold and when it comes to a minibus that means the bags go under your feet or on your lap! So Ruby squeezed into the back and Tony was in front with the bags. The airport was easy to navigate and our flight from Bangkok was pretty smooth and uneventful, just the way we like it! We arrived into Hong Kong not familiar with the layout of the city so we stopped to ask the tourist office for the best way to our hotel on Kowloon Island. Getting around is easy with most subway and bus maps in English. The A21 is around $5 US and takes around 30 minutes to get into central Kowloon. We were pleasantly surprised with cheapest hotel on hotels.com ($40/night). The location is great and the rooms are clean and newly remodeled. It’s actually located inside one of the “Chungking mansions—this one is Mirador Mansion” so it’s a little sketchy at night but it’s located just on top of a subway stop and in the best part of town for shopping (which may not be the best for Tony or the budget)! We put our stuff away and walked around to explore some of the crazy malls in the area. This town is a shoppers dream! It was a little late and lucky for us all the stores were closed. We stopped for an amazing dinner with 3 types of pastas mmmmm! I know what you’re thinking “you’re in Asia; shouldn’t you be eating Asian food”? No! We are just about noodle-d out, Buddha-d out, and through looking at temples for a bit! At the beginning of this trip we might have complained about the rock hard bed . . . but it’s been a long day of traveling and it feels like a cloud!


Posted by Tony.Ruby 11:58 Archived in Hong Kong

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