A dash of Pepper…

…with a splash of Mint

Hong Kong..

Posted by Pepper on January 3, 2011

was super! We had a lovely holiday. To record our little vacation, I am going to scribble down some observations and of course a few tidbits.

We landed in HK late evening after a long and painful flight. This time we had no personal TV screens, no window seat and terrible service. I could’ve shot myself in the brain. Just out of boredom. As expected, I was kinda mind f*cked by the time we arrived. Which is why I didn’t take it the sights around me then.

And when I did, the first thing that hit me was the vibrancy. HK is a young and lively place with a very impressive sky line. The roads are narrow with towering buildings closing in on you from all sides. That did make me feel a little claustrophobic. A lot of the buildings there have gaping holes in the middle. We were told it was for the spirit of the dragon to fly through. Interesting eh?

We were staying in the midst of some Chinese medicine market. So we had to walk through streets where they sold huge lizard skeletons by the dozen. I thought, traveling in Bangkok had hardened me enough to endure such sights, but this stuff made me cringe all the same. Walking in the city also gave us a chance to see the interesting things they eat.


The temperature was around 12 degrees and even then, I felt cold! As a result, I have a stupid winter cap on in all the pictures.

Traveling in the city was so easy. The cabs are cheap! Unlike how it is in UK and USA. And we found the place relatively cheaper than other countries on the whole. Things like shopping and eating out seemed so affordable. Or perhaps it was cos we were converting the prices to USD. Anyway, I did shop and buy myself some nice stuff.

I was surprised to see good beaches there. Blue water and pale sand. Brilliant! The food was pretty good too. On our last day there, we went to some authentic Chinese restaurant. The food was so sumptuous, we ate to our heart’s content.

There was some confusion at the airport regarding the terminal we had to go to. That caused a delay and we ended up having some nail biting moments. Or rather I did. Mint is pretty unperturbed in such situations. But my polished nails get chipped off with all the biting that comes their way. We walked in to the aircraft during the last call. It was a fun trip!

37 Responses to “Hong Kong..”

  1. Tanishka said

    So someone had a wonderful start of the new year…
    Din’t you go to disney land??
    Hows your Mumbai trip going?

  2. DI said

    Niice! 😀
    And that is a wonderful skyline! Phew!
    Oh, and I always find caps fun, so it is good in a way to have it on in the pics 😀

  3. ajay said

    Oh don’t talk about Chinese’s eating habits. They eat anything and everything. Nice start to the year. Wish you a fabulous year ahead. 🙂

  4. Swaram said

    The spirit thing is interesting!
    Lovely pics, esp. the last one! I hv this thing for lights and reflections 🙂

  5. Bikram said

    awwwwwwwwwww the picture hmmm bless the lovely couple 🙂

    so you are one of those who make the whole plane wait for the late arrivals 🙂 he he hehehe

    so where are you now …


  6. Dragon spirit – interesting 🙂

    I hate caps too esp in pics.

    I love that pic of you two hugging each other and of the skyline! 🙂

    Enjoy the rest of the trip 🙂

  7. Like the idea behind the hole in the buildings.. the skyline is wow.. what is a trip to India without mad dash at the airport 😀

    Have fun in Mumbai.. Give it lot of love from my side..how I miss it 🙂

  8. Nice pics…sounds like a fun trip…What blasphemy though…no Disney land???????

  9. PriPat said

    wow lovely pics gr8 vacation!!
    gr8 blog!!

  10. priyaiyer said

    Wow! Interesting post! Sounds like a lovely place to visit! 🙂

  11. Wow .. sounds like an awesome trip 😀 .. but babes the awesome’est (ya ya curse me mr. Oxford!) plan is yet to amterialise … waiting for your call 😦

  12. Scribbler said

    whoa so finally tu ud gayi 😀

    I liked the pink jacket that you’re wearing 🙂

    So you in Mumbia,sigh !! Enjoy on my behalf too…how I wish I could !

  13. I had been to HK in 2002…remember Victoria Peak and Kowloon

  14. S said

    holidaying always gives a great start to a new year!!
    the pictures look fantastic.. especially the “romantic” ones 😛
    holes in the building bit fascinated me.. learnt something i didn’t know before 🙂

    p.s: happppppppppppy new year to u n mint 🙂

  15. Dew said

    Looks like you had a blast!! 🙂 & lovely pics 🙂

  16. Chatterbox said

    Wow! that was a brilliant start to the new year 😛
    Loved all the pictures 😀 😀
    Here’s wishing you loads of similar fun trips and cheer in this new year 😀 😀

  17. vimmuuu said

    Holes in the building ???? 😯

    Btw, you asked somebody to take a picture of you guys canoodling ? 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Did you try the cruise in HK? I heard its good !

  18. Titaxy said

    I thought I commented here alreayd 😦 anyway, I want a vacation too…the snaps looks so good, I want to go there right away 😀

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