Hong Kong/ Disney

I know it has been a while since I have blogged.. Life has been very busy learning to adapt to this new and wonderful culture. I have had the pleasure to travel to Hong Kong twice this month and early October. Both experiences were different and wonderful. I was in Hong Kong in 2011, although I got to see Victoria peak back then, I didn't really get the 'Hong Kong experience' having only one day there my first time around. 


This time I stayed more towards the south of Hong Kong island at Ovolo hotel which I strongly recommend. (Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Hong kong) The hotel is on the opposite side of Victoria peak, near ocean park. The hotel view is amazing, it has full floor to ceiling windows with automatic curtains. You get  free mini bar in the room full of pop, water, juice ect., free food and drink during happy hour everyday!, free pool, a delicious restaurant on site, free breakfast, a roof top bar and wonderful helpful staff. You have to book on their website thought! The view is a mix of city in the middle of mountains. To get their, is a bit out of the town centre but there are frequent busses and in January 2017 the MRT will run right next to the hotel. :) 


Anyway, while in Hong Kong it was Moon Festival. There was a lot of people celebrating with outdoor picnics anywhere they could find to sit. That is what the moon festival is about spending time with your family in the moonlight.


I also had the pleasure of experiencing HongKong Disney... twice! which was so fun and magical. It was a Halloween experience. Hong Kong Disney is perfect, as it is a small park and in one day you are able to cover basically everything! It is only one park, unlike Tokyo and the US usually having two amusement parks. 


It was a great experience I recommend Hong Kong to everyone for the following reasons: Canadians do not need a visa, mix of city and mountains, amusement parks, hiking, shopping, night markets and beaches all in one area.


Thanks for reading and I will have more to come in October.

Samantha Parker