Yesterday my plane landed in Hong Kong. I was tired and starving but determined to find my way to the hostel without a taxi.
This is on descent.
I bought an Octopus card which you load with money and you can pay for subway rides and food with it. With help from workers at the airport I figured out which the trains I needed and got to the Mong Kok station without issue. There was a sushi to go place with a beautiful display and so I grabbed some sushi. It only cost $28 HKD.
Next up was finding the hostel. This proved to be very difficult.
This was what I saw when leaving the subway station. Very cool.
So I haven't slept in almost two days, I'm carrying my backpacking backpack and my regular backpack and it's quite warm out. The hostel is supposed to be a 3 minute walk from the station. Well... I walked around for a hour before I found a McDonalds. I used the wifi and google maps got me to the hostel. I was so happy to finally be able to sleep.
I slept for two hours before being woken up by three roommates. They were coming back with soups and whatnot for dinner and tried to make have some but I declined as I had just ate. They are very kind and I actually spent the whole day with them today. They are Indonesian. One of them speaks decent English but we still use google translate a lot. One speaks very little English but can still communicate a touch. The third one speaks no English at all so we have yet to talk at all. He seems mildly afraid of me lol.
We are headed out soon to watch the symphony of lights so I will post about today later tonight.
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