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Cuisine, art, and cultural exploration trip to Hong Kong with Emily

August 31 - September 9, 2024: 2 spots leftFuture trips: TAKING INQUIRY

 Dates: August 31st - 9th 2024

    Host: Emily Lau

    Assistant host: Jesse Ehrenberg 

    Group size: 10 people + 2 leaders

Hosted by Emily Lau,
Award-winning musician & owner of Cloud Pine Tea + Culture

A luxurious yet down-to-earth experience curated by Hong Kong-native Emily Lau in an intimate setting.  It is an offering one will not encounter anywhere else. Take the opportunity to be in one of the most fast-paced, futuristic, culturally-diverse cities in the world that is also a sub-tropical nature paradise. The purpose of the trip is to experience other-worldly cuisine and scenery, look at new things, learn new perspectives, and make cultural, creative, intellectual, and interpersonal connections.

 

It will be the 7th time Emily takes a group of Americans on an epic international adventure in the last 10 years. :)

 

Oh, and the temperature is going to be warm and balmy. And Americans do not need a visa. Just your passport.

Details:

Sample Itinerary 

Travel Day August 31, Saturday

Day 1 September 1, Sunday

Day 2 September 2, Monday

Flight out of PDX with transfer

Arrival in the evening, taxi to hotel, check-in, rest 

Take the MTR (subway) to Hong Kong Central District and have brunch @  Central Market, (built in 1895 as the oldest organized wet market in Hong Kong) 

 

Explore the central district’s modern and historical architecture 

Peak Tram to Victoria Peak

1.5 mile walk/hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of Hong Kong Island 

Visit Tai Kwun

Hotpot dinner at a secret local spot

Day 3 September 3, Tuesday

Taiwanese Lunch @ HK branch of an TW eatery where Bobba Tea was invented!

Take the incredible glass bottom cable car up the mountain 

Big Buddha

Po Lin Monastery

Lollygag around quaint seaside neighborhood Mui Wo

Sunset on Silvermine beach

Cantonese Seafood dinner in Mui Wo

Day 4 September 4, Wednesday

Hanging out @ Bird market, Flower market, Pet market

Cantonese BBQ afternoon meal at a super delicious local spot 

City stroll on Nathan Road to Tsim Sha Tsui (2 miles)

Local street food on the way 

Victoria Harbor Evening Cruise 

Symphony of Lights (laser light show) at the Victoria Harbor

Dinner a famed and historical Indian restaurant in HK

Day 5 September 5, Thursday

Beach/nature day in Sai Kung 

OPTION #1 

Hiking in the expansive wilderness of Hong Kong (McLehose Trail)

Chill and Swim at secret beach

Difficulty level:  It is not not difficult. 8.5 miles of up and down the mountain (fully-paved but extremely steep). There will be 2x meal breaks and stops at beaches. Expected to take 5++ hours. 

 

OPTION #2

Lollygag all day in the seaside neighborhood Sai Kung

Day 6 September 6, Friday

West Kowloon Cultural District 

M+ Museum, one of the world’s foremost contemporary art museums

Biking and walking and people watching

Dinner on Temple Street, Al Fresco

Day 7 September 7, Saturday

10000 Buddha Monastery 

Squid Fishing Boat Tour 

Day 8 September 8, Sunday

Day 9 September 9, Monday

6 manners of relaxation/flexible day/TBD

Fly home, arriving also on Monday

“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.” – A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

 

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

To sign up, and to ask questions, please contact Emily at cloudpinepdx@gmail.com

Space is extremely limited :) 

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