Thursday, October 13, 2011

Next Stop: Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific Airlines

I'm always bubbling with excitement when I know that Hong Kong is my next destination. I look forward to the food, the shopping, and the city itself. To make things better, I knew that we would be taking Cathay Pacific. I always assumed that Cathay Pacific was one of the better airlines in terms of online entertainment, comfortable seats, and on board meals. I was right about the first two but wrong about the latter part.

Our on board meal (Economy class)

Monday, October 10, 2011

TIM HO WAN: Hong Kong's Very Cheap Michelin-Starred Dim Sum Restaurant

Tim Ho Wan in Chinese: 添好運點心專門店

Address: 9-11 Fuk Wing StSham Shui PoHong Kong
Telephone: 27881266

Whenever I set foot in Hong Kong, eating Dim Sum is always a MUST DO because Hong Kong is known to have the best dim sum in the whole world. The restaurant on the top of my "Places to Eat List" in HK is Tim Ho Wan.  There are actually 2 branches. The first branch that opened is located in Mongkok. Because of it's popularity among locals and tourists, waiting time can take as long as 2 hours. Since we were already famished and pressed for time, we opted to try the other branch located in Sham Shui Po.We arrived at 11:30am and got the last free table.

Front of Tim Ho Wan in Sham Shui Po

Talabong Mangrove Park

Another must see area in Bais, which is a 45 minute drive from Dumaguete, Negros Oriental is the Talabong Mangrove Park. It's accessible via a boat trip and the boat men suggested that we visit this place. It's definitely different from the usual white sandy beaches and turned out to be a very unique and educational trip for everyone. Apparently, the Talabong Mangove Park is a 400 hectare protected mangrove forest and home to many different kinds of species. Lots of picture opportunities here for those camera enthusiasts.

The Talabong Mangrove Park is accessible through this platform.