For the last 2 years, I feel like I have been away for the Summer, which is true; getting myself involved in an exchange programme the first summer and being away for immersion last summer in Australia. For a long time, I haven’t been home (Hong Kong), while most people prefer to be somewhere else taking a tropical vacation, I was actually pretty excited to finally be home and what better time to explore the place than summer time!
Last Friday, me and my bestie took a casual trip to Sai Kung, which is almost 2 hours away from where I live by train. We had to take an additional 10 minute minibus ride since it was quite remote. Well, just like any other trip, the commuting is worth it when you finally reach the destination!
Here’s one of the first shots we took.
You can tell already that it was a very chill & relaxed place. There’s just something so calm about the water that instantly makes everything just flow.
If you are in Hong Kong, this place is called Sai Kung waterfront park. It is basically a long promenade overlooking the sea.
You could hop on different cruises that would take you to some hidden beaches and other activities like snorkelling and boating. For us, these had to wait for another day!
We decided to just stroll around the local town, which was in fact more like a neighbourhood. A very friendly one indeed!
By the way, if you love seafood, I think this would be a mini food heaven for you!
So first things first, we were starving after that long journey and what better way than to have a meaty burger to devour the hunger!
We went to this really cute restaurant/ cafe called “Jam” (btw, there were many unique little cafes that were so homely that you wouldn’t find at city centers with a really good eye for design & archecture that let off very bohemian & retro vibes!)
The lemonade was the perfect choice to refresh and it was sooo good! The milkshake I ordered was quite unique, it was “Apple & Cinnamon” flavored and it was quite a twist to regular milkshakes that I really enjoyed!
The food was very good and it literally took “Jam” into all of their dishes! Can you believe I had my fries with Jam? I asked for Ketchup but they didn’t have it! I think the patty was somehow seasoned with some Jam juice because it was very juicy with an interesting slight sweetness!
The chicken salad was excellent though! I really enjoyed the balance of sweetness & sour!
After lunch, we had a quick stroll and shopped at this vintage shop called “Vintage” (very original isn’t it!) It really was a true vintage shop where you could find almost anything and being a 90s kid, I was pretty excited to see some familiar things!
Just opposite to the vintage shop was this retro-looking cafe called “Five Coffee Company” and they served original coffees! Not the ones you find at starbucks but authentic coffee beans that you could smell from afar! They had other choices of drinks too, such as beers & juices and light snacks!
We went for an iced latte to beat the heat and it was the perfect atmosphere to ponder upon life and silly things!
Here’s my friend posing for a shot (though we really did discussed stuff & took some notes!) haha 😆
After a coffee break we decided to walk till the end of the promenade. The wind was blowing and there were many four-legged friends walking along too!
Seeing a lot of people on the water, literally walking as the water was quite shallow, we decided to try as well!
It was an amazing experience literally walking on water. It took us a while to reach the sand area in the middle of the sea.
Finally reached it! This was actually in the middle of the shallow sea. Then we made our way across to the beach side!
Made it to the mini beach!
You can still see people so far away in the water! That was how shallow the sea was!
Here’s a little outfit of the day I tried to take with the colourful kayaks!
I felt that my outfit was very coachella inspired! A very unintentional though! All that mattered was that it was comfy and very appropriate for the weather!
Oh by the way, we saw cows as well just chilling like any other day munching the grass!
And of course, I had to take this mandatory follow-me- around picture to complete my little adventure!
How is your summer so far? Hope you too are enjoying exploring new or even old places!