Hong Kong, Travelling
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A Postcard from Hong Kong


A shrine in Soho, Hong Kong

This is like the postcard that you find in the bottom of your handbag, when you have already been back for a bit and your memories have faded. You want to send it anyway, but never do. Sometimes you may even find some in your storage unit. I found some letters that I wrote on a ferry in Corsica when I was 19 last week.

Well, this is the internet, and so I can send it, and I really want to. The letters, well they were actually lovely to read and will remain mine, never seeing a post box or another pair of eyes. Even if they were written in silver pen.


The view of Hong Kong from Tim Lung Heen at The Ritz Carlton

Hong Kong buzzes. Like one of those joke buzzers that kids use, it catches you by surprise, sometimes you are not sure, but it always makes you smile. Hong Kong has a brilliant energy, people seem very positive and everyone is very busy doing lots of stuff, all the time. It never seems to stop. There is fantastic food too, from super cheap and fabulous to 3* michelin. I love it. When I was booking my flight back from Tokyo, I made sure that I had a Hong Kong stopover too.

Some photos for now, as is my postcard way, with lots of detail soon.

Hong Kong, February 2013

Random splashes of colour and delight on a footbridge over a motorway in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, February 2013

The chef at michelin * dim sum Tim Ho Wan – spotted my camera and insisted on a photograph :)

Hong Kong, February 2013

Dim Sum at Tim Ho Wan

Hong Kong, February 2013

Late Night Eating in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, February 2013

Street food in Hong Kong


A slightly blurry star ferry, taken from another star ferry that I was on


Through a Soho window in Hong Kong


The private rooms and wine storage at Tin Lung Heen, Hong Kong


Yardbird, yakitori bar in Hong Kong, now on Asia’s 50 Best list too


Yardbird, Hong Kong


Chicken meatballs with egg yolk and sauce at Yardbird, Hong Kong


This is a malteser martini from a random bar in Hong Kong. It was wrong, but I had to show you it.


Gorgeous stuffed crab at 2* Tin Lung Heen at The Ritz Carlton


… and terrific desserts at 2* Tin Lung Heen at The Ritz Carlton


Breakfast dim sum at The Ritz Carlton


Giant teddy bar in Hong Kong

I visited Hong Kong under my own steam on the way back from Tokyo, but stayed at The Ritz Carlton as a guest.




  1. Victoria says

    Hi Niamh, did you have to queue long for Tim Ho Wan? I’d like to go when I’m in HK end of this month, but have heard of minimum 70mins queues… Also, what did you find was the best area for street food? Thanks!

    • No queue at all. Got there at 11.30 and there was a queue not long after. They are in a new location three times the size. I didn’t have enough time to explore street food properly sadly. These were near temple market at night. Have fun!

  2. I love Hong Kong, and it’s always a food adventure, mainly because colleagues in the office there like to take me to their latest fave dim sum place. No hardship for me! Like you, I’ve eaten high end, I’ve eaten on the street, not to mention the City Super food court which is one of my faves. It’s a city of such contrasts and, like NYC or London, I never ever tire of it. Hoping to go again soon, can’t wait to read your full postcard!

  3. Oh *sigh*, I adore Hong Kong. Even in the rain.

    I’m hoping to go to Malaysia later this year, these pics have reminded me to definitely make sure I go via HK. What temple is the first photo from? It looks like Man Mo temple, but I could be wrong…

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