What’s Hong Kong like in front of my 35mm lens? Check it out below in Journey to Hong Kong (2017).
“China?? Didn’t you just come back from Japan??”
Haha… yeah, a month after coming back from Japan I was talking with John Zhang aka 1013mmand he had planned a car meet on Feb 18 in Kowloon. I immediately checked my calendar and saw no bookings for that week so of course I browsed for flights and lodging. Flights weren’t too bad 2 weeks out and for lodging I decided to stay at a hostel in Causeway Bay.
“What was the cost of your Hong Kong trip like?”
My flight was $626 USD. This is actually an average price and can range from $450 to $900+ USD. It wasn’t a direct flight which was ok because I don’t think I could’ve sat for 20 hrs in a row. The hostel stay was $18 USD per day. Since this was a vacation / semi work travel, I had to be thrifty or cheap. One week before leaving Houston, I decided to add Taipei to the trip as well… it would be my first time in there. The flight from Hong Kong to Taipei was $150 USD which is normal pricing all day.
“What did you pack for 4 days in Hong Kong?”
After the most recent trip to Japan, I had to travel lighter and smarter. I opted to just have 1 backpack and 1 rolling 45L carryon rolling case. In the backpack, I had my Macbook Pro, accessories, Nikon D750, 35mm lens, battery charger, mobile wifi, and moist disposable towels. In the rolling case, I packed clothes for 4 days, towel, toiletry bag, etc. Details can be seen in the itinerary below.
2.5 hrs flight to Chicago, 1 hr layover, 16 hrs to Hong Kong, and then a 30 minute bus ride to Causeway Bay, I finally arrive to my hostel. After checking in I walked and explored a bit. Not pictured but I did stop by Ichiran HK for late night ramen meal…
Finished our day trip to Macau around 5 PM and got back to my hostel at 6 PM. Just took it easy and packed for my Taiwan trip the next day.
Hong Kong is always a great place to visit because of the different types of cuisines and history around. With the housing market prices increasing, I’m not sure how people make enough to survive. Maybe next trip, I’ll try living in Hong Kong like a local for a couple of months.
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