Hong Kong

It was time for my first operational flight and I was off to Hong Kong. I was originally rostered for Barcelona, however, I had a last minute change to Hong Kong which I was really excited about as I love Asia.

The flight left Dubai at 18:30 and it was a nice 7 hour flight over to Hong Kong. As it was a night flight, the majority of passengers slept so it was lovely and quiet for us crew, the only requests were instant cup noodles and oolong tea which I love preparing!!

We arrived in Hong Kong at 5.30am and made our way to the hotel. The sun was just rising and I felt so happy to be back in Asia. I love everything about Asia, the hustle and bustle, the people and the culture. I have been to Hong Kong before, however, I was still really happy to return and have a walk around the city.

Sunrise at the airport
Hotel room views

The rest of the crew decided to meet downstairs later on at 2pm so that we could catch up on some sleep. I slept for a few hours but was eager to get out and explore so I was up around 10am and headed out to the city.

I had heard about a residential area in Quarry Bay also known as the ‘Monster Building’ that I wanted to check out. I took the MTR from Causeway Bay to Quarry Bay and then walked 5 minutes to the Monster Buildings.

Quarry Bay is a densely populated neighbourhood in Hong Kong which was built in the 1960s to provide housing for low-income residents. The buildings are fascinating due to the sheer size of them and the level of crowding.

Montane Building


I then headed back to the hotel to meet the rest of the crew for some lunch. We decided to walk to a nearby restaurant called Yum Cha next to Times Square in Causeway Bay. Yum Cha is well known for its cute and creative dumplings. Of course we had to order a selection of them to see what all the fuss was about!

BBQ ‘piggy’ and custard buns


Most of the crew wanted to go grocery shopping and then head back to the hotel, so I decided to carry on wandering around the city. I took the star ferry over to Tsim Sha Tsui as I did this last time and loved it. The sun was just setting and I got myself an ice cream and sat by the harbour looking out to Hong Kong island and all its impressive buildings.

Hong Kong skyline


Star Ferry
Beautiful sunset at Victoria Harbour
Ice cream!


The cutest kids!

I then made my way back to the hotel as I had an early morning pick up. I had such a great time in Hong Kong and I am so glad I got to spend some more time here. I absolutely love Hong Kong and would recommend it to anyone! On my way back to the hotel, I stopped off at one of the many cosmetics stores and bought myself some face masks and then had a look at the views from the hotel rooftop bar.

Goodnight Hong Kong

The flight back to Dubai went really well and I can officially say I have completed my first operational flight without any major dramas! Very happy and looking forward to a few days off in Dubai.

Thanks for reading.

Kerry May xo

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