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Hong Kong [Part 2] Repulse Bay, Yacht Club, Big Buddha, Ngong Ping 360

We started our morning with a stroll on Repulse Bay.  The mountains and buildings served as a beautiful backdrop to the relatively peaceful beach – apparently it’s usually full of people but has been quiet lately due to the protest (I suppose some positive things arise from public unrest).  These properties are some of the most expensive in HK. I mean… who would’t want to wake up to a view like this everyday?  The Kwan Yum Shrine is also located near the beach and offers a cultural place of interest for sightseeing.  We took a short boat ride over to one of the 3 club houses for members of the Royal Yacht Club for a drink (side note: we were not the members ;P my lovely aunt took us).  Unfortunately… the place wasn’t even open yet, but the views were spectacular and totally worth the trip.    The food is fantastic in HK, and the levels of dining also range from extremely luxurious to extremely casual and run down.  However, sometimes the best food is …

Seafood in South Carolina

Charleston was my favorite city by far from our road trip.  It had a very Californian feel with its palm trees, warm dry breezes, and an active community.  All the beaches, restaurants, and points of interest we wanted to hit up were within driving distance of one another which was brilliant.  Our first stop was breakfast at Hominy Grill.  We found this place online as it was starred in several food networks and was highly rated – for a good reason too.  The place is extremely clean and beautifully decorated that gave it a perfect summer brunch venue feel.   We opted to sit outdoors since it was such a gorgeous day.  Their breakfast menu is a modest one-pager with Southern classics like Shrimp & Grits, Biscuits, and waffles.  I went straight for the grits.  K went with a spinach and feta omelet with taters.  This being the first time I’ve ever tried grits, I was blown away by how much flavor was packed into what seemingly looked like plain porridge.  It was delicious!!!  In …

Lounging in Myrtle Beach

It was a gruesome 8hr drive from Washington to South Carolina, but the prospect of sand and sun waiting for us in Myrtle Beach was more than enough to keep us motivated on the road.  In just a few short days we managed to escape surprise snow attacks and the bitter cold in Toronto to Mrytle Beach.  Waking up to this view was glorious. First thing we did was grab a coffee and go on a nice long walk along the endless stretch of beach   We had plans to fish along this pier, but we were too knocked out from our long drive to wake up at the crack of dawn. Still a very nice pier though.  Great view!         Fish Tacos and a juicy burger for lunch (Mmmm). Played a few rounds of mini put…this was my first time and I found it highly entertaining Cooling off an intense game with some ice cream 😉  Then a quick pizza for dinner at Broadway at the Beach which is a large …