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The Star Ferry

TSIM SHA TSUI, Hong Kong, SAR, China – Hong Kong is a great city and it is easy to get around. Between the MTR system and the numerous cabs and buses, there is never a shortage of public transportation. Another, more classical type of transportation that exists is the Star Ferry. The Star Ferry is a historical landmark of Hong Kong. It ferries people between Tsim Sha Tsui and Central or between Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai. The boat is a double-decker ferry and it runs all day, departing either side every ten minutes. The price of a ticket is 2.5 HKD (approximately $0.31 USD). The entire ride takes about five minutes. This is definitely a trip that is worth taking, even though it is very short.

The Star Ferry

Restaurant Review #2 – Agave

WAN CHAI, Hong Kong, SAR, China –¬†The second restaurant that I have decided to review is called Agave located on Lockhart Road in Wan Chai. This is the first time that I have gone to this restaurant since learning about it last summer. This restaurant, like many restaurants in Hong Kong is small and has limited seating, but it is hard to tell if it is popular with the locals as it was not that crowded when I went. One main features of this restaurant is the different types of tequila that they offer. They must have over one hundred different types of tequila, as well as various home made margarita concoctions. I had the Toro Loco Margarita, which is made with their house blanco tequila, absinth, lime juice, sugar syrup and red bull. It cost $73 HKD (approximately $9.12 USD). They have a daily happy hour from 3-9PM which is buy one drink get one free. The happy hour here only applies to house margaritas and beer.

Often meals are over priced for the size that you are getting.  However, here I felt that the price of food for the amount provided was justifiable. For my main course I had one of their hot pots, which cost $175 HKD (approximately 21.87). This meal was called Pollo Y Nopal and was served in a bowl made of volcanic rock (I believe pumice). It was heated up and inside was a tomato sauce with chicken, cheese, cactus, and cilantro. I went here with several friends and we also ordered a few appetizers. These included their nachos, cream cheese stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon, and lightly fried shrimp with a chipotle dipping sauce. My guess is that this food was pretty authentic and it was delicious. While this place is slightly more expensive then some of the cheaper options, I would definitely recommend it even if it is only for the bar.

You can find this restaurant by taking the MTR to Wan Chai and taking exit C and walking along Lockhart road. The restaurant is painted yellow.



NO. 25 G/F, Rainbow Garden, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong

The location in Lan Kwai Fong on D’Aguilar street is CLOSED

Toro Loco Margarita – House Blanco, Absinth, fresh lime juice, sugar syrup, and red bull

Nachos with Chicken

Fried Shrimp with chipotle dipping sauce

Bacon wrapped jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese

Pollo Y Nopal – Chicken breast and cactus in a tomato sause with cheese and cilantro

Bohemia Beer

Corona Beer

Night Life – Part 3 – Wan Chai

WAN CHAI, Hong Kong, SAR, China – Alright so after three and a half months here, myself and most of the people in our group are growing tired of Lan Kwai Fong. It is not to say that Lan Kwai Fong is bad, but I have grown tired of the club scene. Personally I would rather socialize at a bar, where I can actually carry on a legitimate conversation with someone. Also I am tired of the over-priced drinks and hearing LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem every five minutes. For those that do not know this song, I will admit it was catchy at first (about a year ago), but it got old real fast.

Wan Chai is another club/bar district. It is located off of the Island Line (dark blue). This place is streets of bars of various themes. It is also a place that is clustered with many tourists, but I feel that it has a better atmosphere. The prices of drinks are more worthwhile for amount that you get. Wednesday is ladies night in Wan Chai and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a new place to party.