I spent my spring break vacation in Thailand (more precisely Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai) and Hong Kong, which was definitely awesome. I won’t go into detail into what I did, but Thailand is pretty much all temples and delicious food whilst Hong Kong was visiting relatives and walking the streets (+shopping of course!).
In Thailand, amongst other things, we visited the Doi Tung Royal Villa and Mae Fah Luang Garden (a must see!), Doi Suthep, and the Golden Triangle (the place where Thailand meets Myanmar and Laos). We also visited Cat ‘n’ A Cup cafe on our last day in Chiang Rai. Although I am not cat crazy, it was cool to be eating in a place full of cats and the drinks and food were so good! Especially their waffles and green tea latte.
I couldn’t resist sharing this picture. We were staying at the Happynest hostel in Chiang Rai, where everything looked just so picture-worthy (including their typewriters), that I probably looked like some crazy fool who took pictures of hostels.
Hong Kong has amazing food. That is one thing I can affirm right now. The other thing that I can say is whatever you do, do not go hiking for 5 hours in the pouring rain with an enormous headache because a. the ground turns into a mudslide and you will be literally sliding and grabbing onto trees to go up and down a hill, b. there’s no view anyways because it’s raining so what’s the point, c. the headache will turn into an even bigger headache but you’ll have to continue hiking because there ain’t no bed on a mountain! Trust me, I know from experience :(. For shopping, we bought lots of clothes (Tuen Mun center and Mong Kok are the best places for that), pens (Pilot Juice anyone?) and an enormous bag of matcha powder. The 1 kg bag of matcha powder is all Pinterest’s fault. I kept seeing delicious baked goods, with matcha this, matcha that so I just had to buy the bag when I saw it. This probably means you’ll be seeing lots more matcha recipes, especially since I only realized after that one recipe only required a few tablespoons of matcha and I bought 1 kg. of it.
That’s all for today! See you next week, hopefully with a matcha something recipe.