HOW TO TRAVEL HONG KONG - Cheap Travel Possible?
So how, do you affordably travel, one of the world's most expensive, cities well it goes a little bit something like this. What's. Up guys and welcome to your weekly loss Leblanc fix it is time today to dive into the city of Hong Kong an incredible, destination, now this is actually my second, visit and I spent about 10 days on this trip to make sure that I found the best restaurants. The best view points the best places for you to go and explore and I wanted to give you some tips and tricks to saving some money on this upcoming trip so without further ado let's start right, where you're gonna start your trip which is in the Hong Kong Airport, it's, actually cheapest, to set your phone up in the airport very rare to see that but that was the case for me I paid around 65, Hong Kong dollars for the sim card and the data plan who has definitely worth well especially, because of how heavily I relied, on Google Maps throughout this trip we have been at the airport now for about two hours looking, around the web sites from Agoda of booking comm Airbnb. And we, have finally found the solutions so I'll show you what it is we're heading there now. We. Need. Now typically, there's two main areas people like to stay in Hong Kong, there's Kowloon, and there's, Hong Kong Island Kowloon, is very much the conventional. Asian, feeling hub almost like the Time Square of Asia and it tends to be a little bit cheaper now going on to the island the downtown, hub this is actually the formerly British side of Hong Kong this side feels a slight bit more modern and it's got the iconic, Victoria, Peak hour, and 15 minutes later the dark outside, with. All the lights - feels like it's daytime play go Times Square of Hong Kong now food it's, gonna be one of the biggest parts of your trip to Hong Kong Melissa and Alejandro, did their research they were proactively, searching, for the best restaurants, in the city and even though we can try all of them we have so many incredible restaurants. To share with you our first meal in Hong Kong started, off at the internationally. Renowned Din, Tai Fung. It's, time our first Hong Kong meal and if you don't already know dim sum is like one of the top Chinese foods you need to try so tonight. We're. Getting the finest of it and then we'll show you the hostel, we booked so, truth be told this is not exactly the cheapest place to go but, that's kind of why we chose to stay in a cheaper place we wanted to have our money like, allocated, to doing the best experiences.
And Really seeing Hong Kong cheers to that. So, good I was, okay it, is time for our room tour and, the. Room tour is now over because this is everything, except for a toilet right over there now this cost me 125. U.s. dollars for two nights and if, you don't know this already Hong Kong is the second, most expensive place, in the world based, on real estate prices and the amount you'll pay for hotels, and rents reflect, that Cathy's gonna stay here do bit of work but I'm gonna be going to meet with Ally and Melissa, to show you guys one of the best desserts in Hong Kong or, so I've been told. Thank. You. We're almost there the city so, many smells sights things. Going on it is, I don't. Know if I could ever live here but strictly as a visitor, it's, so cool to experience. Humming. Ah wah wah wah this. Is kaki, Gordy a dessert that changed my life and became part of our nightly routine in Hong Kong shaved. Ice thank you very much and, this is the Oreo flavoured one I've now at strawberry, matchup, but Oreo is my favorite and it's awesome, it's a tea Hong Kong dollar which is quite a bit but it's very much worth it and you could probably split it, we. Only mess with the best and so we were constantly going, to Shari Shari there's, a few of them located throw at Hong Kong but, the incredible thing is they actually import, their ice from, Japan you will love it or your money back, terms. And conditions may, apply so, we just got our Metro heading back it's $14. Instead, of 177. Which is what it would have costed if we took the uber so overall, you save a lot of money with Metro just go back see, you guys in the morning. Good. Morning guys and welcome, to another day so it's actually not even close to morning it's actually 4:00 p.m. right now we, had a really late start because we had a really late night we went out to the line fight fallen which is like one of the craziest places I've ever gone out. We're. Taking you to this really beautiful. Beautiful housing, project, area where they have subsidized, housing for people here in Hong Kong it, costs us $150. To get here which is pricy as, uber, started, at 115. But then actually I checked again and it surged up to 180. But we have just arrived so let's go explore boy, huh. Chou-heung. And, so. This, is what draws in people like myself photographers. Videographers it's, a beautiful, pastel, rainbow that they have going on and this, is actually home to like between, 18,000. And Katzie red 43,000. People but, what is for sure is that there's a lot of people living, in a very small quarter, kind. Of worked out it's about to start pouring we thought it cleared the entire basketball, court and only. The dedicated. Remaining. Basketball. That. Used to be captain of the team so she claims. She. Said she used to be the tallest in her class. Oh. Cathy, made a new friend hello. Carol. Arrow, so, one of the things I love about Cathy she's got like such a big heart I was shooting around getting shots with the drone and Cathy looks over and sees a little boy getting beaten up by some other little kids and like, she immediately stepped, in like when to like comfort the kid be there she's just been hanging out with him for the past hour, clearly opened up now and now they're just playing basketball.
Let's. Go team what does she our, journey home joy is over so now we have to head to that black to the black market to the night, we. Have to head now to the night market so we're gonna do it in a formal way and we have to take the stuff. Hello. How. Do you say hello let. Me say hello. I. Was, explaining to her what we do and she's like she beautiful, you smart. We. Finally arrived to Temple Street and that's the beginning of the night market Seoul entrance. And the market is over there. Is. That real Louis Vuitton oh wow. So. That right there is a $10, Louis Vuitton and she's even said it's real so. The. Savings are unreal we need to clean child Kristin it's a brain oh my god. 6e, guava, mamacita. We didn't just make fun of everything we actually bought something. It's. Not a popular, opinion but they do say, that China, is the leader of all fashion trends, very, fashion-forward, it is the newest collection, the surf collection, buy my reggae it's a constant, reminder to always smell. From. The moment we got there the people were incredible. And even though from time to time there is a language barrier you definitely can get by because they're more than willing to help they. Were so nice and, we have literally, just, now reached the end of Temple Street alright guys we were at my favorite, restaurant ever where a tiki, noodle cart and the reason we came here is because there's one item on the menu that I just absolutely love. They have my all-time favorite. Meal oh my gosh it's got beef belly it's got pork intestines, pig blood and fish, balls all in wine mmm. Deep-fried, three, kinds, balls. This. Was only $20 for everything, that you saw here pretty awesome deal I even got myself two, of these soy milk teas because they're freaking awesome all. Right um I'll let you do your thing. I'll. Have to make a hole in my path don't get too comfortable good, now, let's go home. Hey. Guys it's a little reminder don't, forget to hit the like button, okay see you in a bit. 45. Minutes outside of downtown and, we are going to an area known as psyche cone, this is Bosco, he is from Hong Kong and he's showing us around today, Bosco drove us about 45 minutes outside of, Kowloon, downtown, Hong Kong area but, the interesting thing is that in order to get passed right. Here this checkpoint you actually need to be either a local, or have a permit, to drive people in so that's why we actually have to take a taxi beyond. This point. Guys. If you come here you gotta find and use the best he's made my day already he was the happiest, men I know, he's so cool this is actually something I should mention is that in Hong Kong it's not customary to tip people I tried, to give him a twenty he, basically.
In A very polite way said oh that's okay like it's not necessary. Even though tipping is not customary every now and then when you meet someone special and, they really make your day I see no problem with leaving one. So. This is why we walked all the way down to the beach because, this is a side of Hong Kong you probably, didn't know existed this, incredible. White sand beach on some, days can have beautiful blue house water out there when the Sun is perfect, and today, it's pretty, good actually considering, this morning was so great but, there's something I need to show you and this is because of the recent typhoon that came through this whole walkway, has been devastated. When you look past the destruction, you see the incredible, natural beauty here, Bosco so what is this on on the left here well it was a helicopter pad that is caused by the typhoon go, Kathy, you got this thanks you better to jump thanks. Lena all right so this is why we drove about an hour and a half to two hours outside of Hong Kong walked, about an hour down a hill up a little bit of a treacherous passage. And this is what you get one, of the four rock pools here and the incredible, thing is there's, only five of us here right now because we had grey clouds this morning and, it's a weekday we, got this place basically to ourselves. Somehow. A meters. Okay. What's. A family we are on our way back after a really. Really tough hike back up the hill now you may have noticed this isn't the same car we came in. Hmm. Dropped. My keys. See. You later dude see you later so. We. Got a warning that we might not fit in our room three, bags he's trying to upgrade us I don't, know if it's true none. Oh. My. God, this. Is nice you can like look at me. Yeah. When I go to the bathroom you can just be like chat with me it's, not that bad that well it's, nice big, Megan I don't care whose leader is nicer than anything, we have had it's. Just so quiet so, funny, this place is 75 a night but, it's modern it's clean and as, long as you know the person you're sharing, a room with it should be okay.
And. Guess what there's. Nothing, to talk privacy. So this is my view. All. Aboard, taking. The midnight bus going anywhere so, we just paid the equivalent of like a dollar fifty to get to our destination the. Transportation, system is really good there's so many buses they run so frequently you, can literally see it all over the street these double-decker buses so, I have to say that taking a bus or the metro are both great options. So. On the flight over to Hong Kong we met this random guy from Toronto we asked him what restaurants, we should check out here in Hong Kong he told us to check out crystal Jade and right, now I just had, these handmade. Egg, noodles, with, a spicy. Sauce and peanut, sauce and it is amazing. But. When I do I complain, about how early it is the entire way through we've. Just arrived here at the top of the mountain above the Hong Kong island, known as Victoria's, peak and we're, gonna be showing you guys what. We hope to be a beautiful sunrise otherwise. This will not have been worth it what's up party people I'm, the party person. Alright. Guys after an incredible, sunrise this morning we're now taking one of the coolest ways you can get around Hong Kong it is the tram car that runs all the way down from Victoria, Peak back, into the downtown side, all, aboard. Good, slope right now it's like this you, can't tell them this. Is way better than taxi. That's. Basically, what it's actually like right now. That. Was super cool definitely, take the tram at least one direction, alright guys so we have saved arguably, one of the best things of Hong Kong for last, after, doing sunrise, at Victoria Peak we had a long AF nap we woke up around midday around, 1:15, p.m. and, now we just got into a taxi to, go to. Lantau, island we're. Going to tung chung station, from there we're gonna be taking one of the world's longest gondolas. Up a mountain to what is arguably Hong, Kong's most recognizable. Sights we got 25, minutes to get to the top and, we're gonna have some incredible, views. So. This is the pathway that if you hadn't kick in the gondola you would follow all the way. We're. All in agreement that that was one of the highlights of Hong Kong so far the gondola, is spectacular. Bit of an update guys we've been looking for Alejandro for like an hour now I'm, really not sure where he went because like, I looked back and then he was gone and then.
There. He is okay. You can't keep running away like that man. Alejandro, has never looked so. Good yeah, a little, bit horny. Wow. You. Better move out, of the way. As. I previously mentioned one, of the best things about Hong Kong is the food, and with that being said we, didn't get to try every, one of the best restaurants, but we did try a lot, of them and I wanted to share some, of my top choices with, you first honorable, mention is definitely, going to the, cupping room if you're looking for an awesome breakfast, or brunch it's right, in central Hong Kong and it is delicious. Alejandro. Is a coffee connoisseur. He loves drip coffee and for him to give a big thumbs up to the coffee says a lot the coffee the food it is a double, thumbs up another, incredible, breakfast spot on the Kowloon side is Studio caffeine, and this is another trendy, restaurant, Cathy and I both got incredible, breakfast sandwiches the cappuccinos, were fantastic. And that's, all I'm gonna say another, great breakfast spot that I ate at twice is called urban coffee roasters, it was right across from my hostel conveniently. Located and, so it was a awesome fine the last breakfast spot I want to share with you is perfect if you're craving like an American style diner experience. It's called brunch club and supper, kind of a weird name but the food is fantastic. Cathy actually claims it's one of the best omelets she's had now if you're having a night out in lan kwai fong a place that you should definitely start your night at is no jokes called, holy. Fook, now, I don't know if they're trolling us but either way the food is thebomb.com it's. Like this kind, of funky, Chinese. Style restaurant, and it's done up in a rather modern, and hip way I really, enjoyed my meal there, and the drinks were also great when, you're ready to take it up a notch then just walk a block away and go, to quinary, for a couple cocktails before, your night out I have to say some of the best cocktails I've had are right here and it's actually internationally. Renowned as one of the best cocktail, bars or so, I was told on the theme of incredible, cocktail, bars one of the most beautiful, bars I have ever seen in my life is this one right here it's called goes and if, you want to have a drink some appease this would be an awesome spot to do it it's like this grand Victorian, theme with, a side of like steampunk, and edge you, just gotta check it out it's so beautiful, Carl as Mia we've come to Yamcha.
Few Of them in the area there, like a big franchise, and they have some really really, funny dim sum it's. Awesome. So. The food was really good but the bill was extremely. Shocking he spent about $40. US per person, on what was a relatively, big meal but I didn't get a drink we didn't get dessert it was just a really really expensive. The last one I want to share with you is a little bow and if you've never had a bow before it is a chinese-style bun, with pork, inside sometimes, chicken with that being said it wasn't my favorite meal just because I'm not that big on boughs but if you're looking to experience something new hip, and trendy check, out a little bow what do you call a wrapper that just had an incredible bow, bow. Wow. Just. A strong independent canine and walking himself across the street you don't need no man now the original, reason that we went to Hong Kong was actually because, of this. That, right there is Carter, Street con it is basically, a conglomeration. A community. Of smooth. Handed, magic. Loving, card. Movers, I think that's the best way I can put it personally, I love immersing, myself in, new situations, new communities, new cultures, and this right here is a very interesting, subculture. I'm the Cardus of the year I won the award. Why. Hey. Hey. Yo what's up man oh sorry. Guys my hat was on its side and that, just about wraps it up guys I hope you enjoyed today's video, if you're new to team you lost don't forget to subscribe you, know Hugh, next Saturday, love you guys so much hit the bell button hit the like button hit all the buttons and don't. Forget to come back next Saturday so I can tell you to press some more buttons and let's. Feel off again in the next one okay. Hey. Yo Felipa where. My money where. My mum, sorry. Okay clay back camera. Still rolling.