As part of the Life Well Travelled campaign with Cathay Pacific, I chose Hong Kong and Macau as my first choice of destinations. Why Hong Kong and Macau? First of all, I love Hong Kong even though I’ve been back so many times it feels like home, it’s a city rich with history, culture, traditions, and food, and I haven’t been to Macau before.
I arrived safely in Hong Kong after a 10 hour flight from London, an hour early than scheduled. Not knowingly, the day I landed was the hottest day of November at 31’C, I was wearing multiple layers plus a thick and warm leather jacket, what a wardrobe disaster, I was sweating like buckets and I literally hung my head in shame. I could not wait to return home to the rural village of Tai Po in North Territories, and turn on the air-con on full blast, eat fried noodles and drink Hong Kong style tea at my locals, ride the famous ‘ding ding’ tram, explore the unexplored, visit my favourite places, and catch up with friends and family. This is what Life Well Travelled is all about, having fun and enjoy the moments of being in the city.
And without further ado, I’m sharing my patchwork of images and experiences along the way, and I’ve compiled a list of recommendations of things to see and do in Hong Kong and Macau. I hope my Life Well Travelled moments inspire your next holiday destination!
Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden – both places are one of the most beautiful and pleasant places to visit in Hong Kong. Chi Lin Nunnery is a large Buddhist complex made of elegant wooden timber, built in the style of Tang Dynasty, treasured Buddhist relics, lotus pounds, temples, and small garden. Nan Lian Garden is a small walking distance from Chi Lin Nunnery, a winding path leading through a magnificent well kept garden and tranquil setting landscape. Both places are located in Diamond Hill, and it’s 5 minutes walk from the MTR station. Free entry.
Chi Lin Nunnery – 5 Chi Lin Drive, Diamond Hill, Kowloon.
Nan Lian Garden – 60 Fung Tak Drive, Diamond Hill, Kowloon.