Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pearl of the Orient

When our highly anticipated trip to Tokyo was cancelled when Japan was hit with the tri disasters, D and I hopped onto a plane that led us to Hong Kong.

I must admit that I wasn't really looking forward to it because Japan has been on my mind for ages and it was truly disappointing when it didn't happen.

However, we did have a good time in Hong Kong.

The landscape has changed so much in the last seven years but we had such a good time just eating our way through the city and shopping, of course!

Getting to the city from the airport was easy peasy. If you travel in groups of two or more, you get a discount on the Airport Express. Buy your tickets and 24 minutes later, you are right in the heart of the city.

We stayed at this boutique hotel in Wellington Street, on Hong Kong Island. It was tiny but so accessible to all the hotspots of HK. LKF and Soho was 5 minutes away. We had eateries at our doorstep. Plus, there was shopping everywhere! IFC was a 10 minute walk away and Queens Street Central is 5 minutes away. It was perfect!

It was such a good break for us! I can't believe it's been that long since we've last been there but it's definitely on my shortlist for our next holiday!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Working Out and Moving

Did something out of the norm today.

Got up at 630 and dashed off to the gym for an early morning workout.

By 8 in the morn, I was done with breakfast and a workout. Happy me, much!

It has been a crazy two weeks of packing and unpacking.

Thank goodness for movers from Helping Hands who did the entire moving. They literally came in and swept all the boxes off the ground and we did two loads in 4 hours. Epic fast, I'd say.

That morning, I was reminded that kindness begets kindness. We knew that being a morning job, the movers would probably have little to eat so we bought drinks and lunch for them. And, in return, they did an extra drop off for a fridge at my mum's and charged us only a quarter load for the second trip. It was a pleasant surprise when we saw the charges.

Anyway, I'm hoping to clear all the clutter by the end of the week and then it's back to home cooking. Eating out has been rather detrimental to the tummy. I'm feeling all the sodium so, hopefully, things will settle down soon and we can go back to normal life.

Till then, I need to find time to sit and write about Hong Kong.
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