After another relaxing day at sea and 475nm (880kms) sailing from Keelung we arrived in Hong Kong, one of my favourite cities in the world, to visit. Hong Kong is a bit too busy, with compact accommodation that is way to close to each other for comfort.
Hong Kong is another port where we stayed overnight so I took the opportunity to visit a few places I had not been to since the start of Covid. First stop the recently refurbished Regent Hotel Hong Kong, prior to the refurb it was the Intercontinental Hong Kong. I have stayed here a number of times and hope I can get back and stay again, that is as long as I can afford the Regent Hotel…
The view of Hong Kong Island from the hotel lobby is one of the best (if not the best) in Kowloon. Especially on a clear day like we had. The food has always been great so had to give the Dim Sum another go, as well as a decent coffee. And yes the Dim Sum was as good as it looked.
After my trip down memory lane it was time to check out the changes to Kowloon since my last visit in 2019. The place had definitely moved on, a lot more funky and interesting.
Hong Kong from my balcony
After exploring Kowloon I headed back to the ship and watched the world go by from my balcony.
The skies over Hong Kong Harbour are usually pretty busy with helicopters ferrying the high and (maybe not too) mighty as well as private jet doing what I guess was a sight seeing run.
James Suckling Wine Central Hong Kong
As we were staying overnight in Hong Kong I was able to catch up with an Aussie Mate who lives here. Adam likes a glass or two (think bottle) of wine and usually knows the places to go to find the good stuff. James Suckling’s Wine Central on Hong Kong Island was the place he chose for dinner. A great choice, thanks Adam.
The great quality food is not pretentious, more gastro pub style. What a wine list, heaps to chose from by the glass, probably 100’s of different wines. Adam and I decided to alternate selecting a wine between the two of us. The staff also poured us a few glasses on the house. Apparently, if you time it right, you may get to try what is left after James has done one of his tasting sessions. I will be back and would recommend this place to any one who enjoys a glass of wine.
Hong Kong at night from my balcony
The view is pretty good at night as well…
Tomorrow I am joining a bike tour of the Hong Kong New Territories with a couple I met on board the ship. Time to purge some of pleasures of the cruise.