A PER­FECT DAY…

for the Cana­dian ex­pat be­hind @This­girlabroad.

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“It would start with a visit to a cha chaan teng (lo­cal café) in She­ung Wan, where I live. I’d or­der iced milk tea and Hong Kong-style cus­tard lava French toast. To burn off the carbs, I’d go for a hike along Dragon’s Back. It’s an 8.5-kilo­me­tre trail along the ridge of the moun­tains over­look­ing the south­ern part of Hong Kong Is­land. I’ve lived here al­most seven years, yet I’m still in awe when I see the sky­scrapers in the dis­tance while I’m sur­rounded by lush wilder­ness. I’d take a de­tour off the trail to get to my favourite beach, Shek O. Later—if money weren’t a con­sid­er­a­tion—my per­fect day would also in­clude a pri­vate he­li­copter tour of the city. (I’d catch it on the rooftop he­li­pad at The Penin­sula Ho­tel.) Af­ter that, I’d splurge on a man­dar­in­col­lar blouse at the nearby Shang­hai Tang. I’d cel­e­brate by watch­ing the sun set over Vic­to­ria Har­bour while sip­ping an Aperol spritz at Eye Bar. By this time, I’d be crav­ing the chicken meat­balls dipped in egg yolk and soy sauce at Yard­bird back in She­ung Wan. I’d end my day at Café Gray Bar with a negroni night­cap as I watch the danc­ing neon-light show across the wa­ter on Kowloon’s In­ter­na­tional Com­merce Cen­tre (ICC).”

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