Chasing the storm.
My second Hong Kong trip with Chubby was an exhilirating one. The day of our departure (August 14) was the actual day when typhoon Labuyo was on its way to China. With the odds on our favor, the flight was not cancelled. In fact it left on time. I can still remember the turbulence as we descended to Hong Kong International Airport. Everybody was buckled up and was silent. The tension was high and suddenly an applause bursted when we finally landed. Eveybody was cheering!
There were only a few people at the airport. It seemed like we were the only ones who arrived. Oh well, at least we didn't have to wait and stand in line for immigration for a long time. Since the storm signal in HK was up, the only mode of transportation from the airport to the city was Airport Express. The buses and taxis were cancelled. So aboard the Airport Express we went. After 3 train rides, we finally reached our destination - Mongkok. We thought this time to stay at the heart of Kowloon and see more. We were amazed.
We stayed in Dragon Hostel. The room was decent. Small and clean. There was barely room to move around but we made do. The owner was nice and the hostel was strategically located near coffee shops, restaurants, stores, and bus/train stops.
Though it was already our second time in HK, we were still giddy and full of excitement. We promised to go to the places where we haven't visited during our first visit. We visited museums, chilled at the Avenue of the Stars, enjoyed Disneyland, and many more. We even walked from Prince Edward to Tsim Sha Tsui to watch the Symphony of Lights. Then we realized it's not even that far! Special thanks to Sketchers Go Walk shoes! Superb!
It was gloomy but it rarely rained. And when it did, the rain didn't ruin our vacay at all.