The Garden View - YWCA
Travel Blogs from Hong Kong
I am writing this having finished my last week of work for the next 3 months; a very exciting thought. I have now been in Hong Kong for 5 weeks, and this will be my last weekend in "civilisation" before I embark on 2 months of life as a backpacker. There will be no more high heels, no more meetings and no more afternoon cake and coffee breaks. Most …
... the 11 o'clock show. We picked up an audio guide for the show. In English of course and sat down. The show moved you through different rooms with huge multimedia videos showing how Buddha became the Buddha. It was really interesting and really well set out. After finishing this we set our eyes on the Big Bronze Buddha.
To get to the Buddha we had to walk through a small park which had the 12 warriors for the Zodiac. Pretty cool. On our way through ...
... br> For main courses Barry had a take on Cotoletta Milanese, which was in fact a veal steak, cooked "alla Milanese"
Libby decided to have spaghetti Manicini, with Boston Lobster ,cherry tomatoes and roasted pistachios
We received a complimentary Tiramisu for dessert.
To drink we chose a 2009 Chianti Classico.
It was just a short walk back to the Conrad.
... place to eat or a good cup of joe. We also crave a good workout, and Hong Kong has no shortage of beautiful parks to run in or exercise. We decided to cross the river, by metro, to a place called Wan Chai. We confusedly found the running path we found online, which was perched on top of a mountain overlooking the beautiful cityscape. After climbing hundreds of stairs to get there, we set off for a lazy run along the mountainside, unable to keep our eyes on the path ...
... getting ready I decided to check out the nearby area in Kowloon as I had most of the day free before meeting my group in the evening. I didn't have anything particular planned cos I was so bloody knackered but was quite happy wandering around and it wasn't too hot which helped. First port of call was a shop called Sasa which is Hong Kong's answer to Sephora, the US beauty store. I'd heard about it back home from various beauty blogs ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center