Hello Hong Kong

London and Dublin were amazing cities to explore, but now our journey takes us to a very different corner of the world.. Willkommen (welcome) to Hong Kong!

Herr Bear and I love trying different breakfasts overseas and we had our very first Yum Cha in Hong Kong.

Our favourite dish was barbecue pork buns which the locals called char siu bao.

With tasty sweet and savoury meat wrapped in a light and fluffy steamed bun, it practically melted in our mouths – definitely a world away from our pork knuckles back home.

After breakfast, we explored the area on foot where we found a near-century-old Clock Tower, once part of the Kowloon-Canton Railway terminus.

Clock Tower in Kowloon, Hong Kong

Coming across another timeless piece in Hong Kong history, we climbed aboard the Star Ferry.

It was a beautiful way to explore, adored by locals and tourists alike, offering stunning views of Victoria Harbour. 

Another first time experience for us was trying pantyhose milk tea! After returning to Kowloon, we took a break at a little tea restaurant, also known as cha chaan teng, where they strain the tea through what looked like a long stocking (which I guess it gets its name from) and sweeten it with condensed milk.

The end result was a really smooth and richer flavour tea. I only wish I had some homemade Lebkuchen (gingerbread) to go with it. 

IFC Mall in Hong Kong

We were so excited about seeing the Symphony of Lights, we reserved our seats overlooking IFC Mall on Hong Kong Island. And it was spectacular!

Every building had a part to play using brightly coloured lights, search lights, and even laser beams, all synchronised with the music. 

Hong Kong has given Herr Bear and I some weird and wonderful experiences and we can’t wait to see what California has in store for us.

Look out for travelling teddies in the US… Auf Wiedersehen 🙂