I‘ve just come back from a tour in Hong Kong, and I’m going to tell you ALL about it! I spent a week there with English National Ballet doing 4 performances, and loads of rehearsals at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.
The first night there, my friend took me to this amazing bar on the 118th floor of the Ritz- Carlton, called the Ozone bar. Hello gorgeous view of the skyscrapers! If you’re ever in Hong Kong and want to have really nice cocktails with a crazy good view of the city, I highly recommend going. They even accept you without having to make a reservation!
The next day, I was PRETTY jet lagged, but I didn’t let it stop me from being a bit of a tourist, and when I say a bit I mean a full-blown one. A group of us decided to visit the Big Buddha, which is definitely worth going to see, if only just to make the journey there. To get there, we went to the nearest metro station from our hotel (Kowloon station), and took it to the last stop of the line. There you could get on these really cool cable cars (ours had a clear floor so you could see everything from an eagle eye view) that take you all the way to Ngong Ping, the village where the Buddha is.
After a walk through this touristic village, you get to the bottom of the stairs of the Buddha. I didn’t count the steps, but its a good workout for sure, and the view from the top is breathtaking.
The next few days were spent in the theatre rehearsing and performing, so there wasn’t a lot of time to explore. Can I just say though, when are 7/11’s becoming a thing in London???
The last day of performances marked the last day of the ENB season, and it was an emotional one because you have to say goodbye to friends who are going to different companies, or retiring from the ballet world. In between shows that day, my friend and I went to the Charlie Brown Café. On our way there, we couldn’t help but stop at a local clothes store and shop their bargains! I will soon be sporting these so keep an eye out for them. 😉 For the Snoopy fans out there, the Charlie Brown Café is a MUST! It is absolutely adorable, and the menu has some really nice drink options as well! I couldn’t get over how cute the decorations were, it is really worth visiting!
The day we were leaving Hong Kong, our flight wasn’t until 11pm, which gave us basically a whole day to explore and visit the city and its sorroundings. If you know me, you know how much I love me some beach time, specially coming from an island. If there’s a beach, I’m there; but I must say, I was a bit hesitant when my friend asked me to go with her to a beach in Hong Kong, because all I had seen were buildings, buildings and MORE buildings. Let’s just say I was more than pleasantly surprised when we arrived there and very happy she asked me to come with. Clear Water Bay in Sai Kung is a beautiful beach, with perfect blue and emerald green water, and was the perfect end to my time in Hong Kong.
Until next time,