A Hike in Hong Kong

16 Dec

I recently got back from a lovely trip to one of my favourite cities, Hong Kong!

As soon as I saw it on my roster I made sure to tell my lovely friend (and ex-flatmate) Kirsty to get ready for some fun! The flight over was nice and easy, and we arrived in the afternoon.

Kirsty is back to teaching, which is what she was doing before she was a flight attendant, so after she finished school I headed over to her and her husband’s apartment. She’d told me to bring my trainers as we were going to hike up the Peak!

After a quick look around their apartment, we were off. Dan (her husband) would join us later for dinner, good choice on his part as it was a pretty steep hike!

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We made our way to the Peak and started the climb up just as the sun was beginning to set. We managed not to stop too many times on the way up but it was a challenge, that’s for sure!

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Once we finally made it to the top, the sun had already set! We stopped for a while to catch our breath and admire the beautiful view.

There’s a lovely light show over Hong Kong in the evenings, with all of the skyscrapers glistening and turning on their lights.

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As it was pretty busy and we were starting to feel a little bit peckish, we headed back down towards their apartment.

Dim sum was waiting! It’s been a while since I’ve eaten dim sum, so we headed to Din Tai Fung, which is a Michelin starred restaurant just around the corner from our hotel in Causeway Bay.

It has various locations around the world and specialises in “xiaolongbao” which are little dumplings with soup inside. It’s a bit tricky to master how to eat them without squirting soup everywhere!

After a delicious dinner of plenty of different kinds of dumplings, noodles and spring rolls, it was time to call it a night. Kirsty and Dan had to get up early the next morning and I was starting to feel tired from being awake and working all night!

On our way back we stopped off for a quick dessert…some Mr Whippy ice cream!

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Thanks guys for a lovely little catch up in Hong Kong! Hopefully it won’t be long before I’ll be back for some more dim sum 🙂

 

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13 Responses to “A Hike in Hong Kong”

  1. ariana December 16, 2015 at 20:06 #

    hi rachel, love your adventures!
    I would love to have such a pretty teacher 😀 btw what does kirsty teach, english?

    • The Dubai Diaries January 10, 2016 at 19:48 #

      Hi there, thank you so much! How sweet, I’ll pass on the message 🙂 Yes, she teaches English as a foreign language 🙂

  2. michaelmendoza222 December 16, 2015 at 21:16 #

    Another awesome post….keep up the great work

  3. Mire December 17, 2015 at 01:24 #

    How nice, I really love HK too, miss it and Cheung-Chau, Lamma, the beaches in the south, how nice to be able to see it from time to time. Being a flight attendant, with all the hard work seems like the best jobs in the world 😀

    • The Dubai Diaries January 10, 2016 at 19:50 #

      I would have to agree, being a flight attendant really is a great job! 🙂

      • Mire January 10, 2016 at 20:46 #

        Thank you also for sharing with us and good luck in all your endeavors, have a great 2016!

  4. Emily December 18, 2015 at 00:32 #

    Hello Rachel,

    I was wondering about how many years does a cabin crew typically work for Emirates before leaving? Once they leave do they usually stay in Dubai or go back to their country of origin?

    Also, do you find that most of the girls stay single while working for Emirates and enjoy the single life or are they all on some level looking for a boyfriend or future husband? Dubai doesn’t seem like a place where you can have western ‘one night stands’, am I correct?

    Thanks so much!!
    Emily

    • The Dubai Diaries January 10, 2016 at 19:52 #

      Hi there! Well, it completely depends to be honest…there are people who only stay for 1 year, or people who’ve been here for 25 years, or anything inbetween! Some stay in Dubai, some go back home! As for staying single, everyone is different really! Personal choice I’d say, you could be looking for anything! I think most girls are generally looking for a boyfriend/husband at some point! Dubai is actually very westernised, you’d be surprised at the things that go on here, haha!

  5. Anonymous December 19, 2015 at 18:01 #

    What would you be if you weren’t cabin crew?

  6. michellelamppingjones January 12, 2016 at 21:35 #

    Just curious, which hotel does Emirates crew stay in Hong Kong? I am planning to apply for the interview, just want to know more about the layover in Hong Kong so I can manage my time to visit my friends. Thanks for your help in advance ☺️☺️☺️☺️

    • The Dubai Diaries February 2, 2016 at 19:44 #

      We stay in two different ones but both are in Causeway Bay, a few minutes walk from each other! Great location 🙂 Good luck for the interview!

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