Day 2: Asia Adventures [Hong Kong 2019]

We walked to 85° Daily Cafe for some breakfast goodies. We went to a church in Tai Po and we were apparently well-known there because my great-grandpa founded the church and was a pastor. Keep reading to find out what we did on Day 2 of our Asia Adventures!

Welcome to the daily recaps from our Hong Kong trip. Each post will include highlights of the day, followed by a summary by Melody (age 12), then photos (by Joyce (mom) and Norm (dad)) with captions by Emily (age 10). We will be sharing reviews to the places and restaurants we visited after the recaps are all done. Enjoy!

Day 2 – Sunday, June 2

– Breakfast from 85° Daily Cafe
– MTR to Tai Po
– Church at Tai Po Baptist Church
– Late Lunch at Luk Yee Kui Restaurant
– Visit with Relatives
– MTR back to Eaton HK
– MacPherson Park
– Snack from Mammy Pancake

Summary by: Melody
Captions by: Emily

Extra comments (in italics) by: Joyce (mom)
Photos by: Joyce (mom) + Norm (dad)

Note: Some links in the post will direct you to our reviews of the places. Links to all related/previous posts are at the bottom of this post.

We walked to 85° Daily Cafe for some breakfast goodies. We went to a church in Tai Po and we were apparently well-known there because my great-grandpa founded the church and was a pastor. The worship service was all in Cantonese. From what I know, he was a pastor and started another church in San Francisco. If we come to Hong Kong again, we can take my kids there and they will be known there too. After church, we had a late lunch and the Hong Kong noodles were really good. Then, we visited with some more relatives at their apartment.

This time of year is known for sudden rain, which is what we found ourselves in on the way back. There isn’t anything we want to watch on TV but we found some episodes of an old show we like to watch on Youtube when we have some downtime. We are still getting used to the time since we woke up around 4am.

Daddy and Emily went with Ma-ma and Yeh-yeh to visit the place where Ma-ma (paternal grandmother) used to live but it is now a hotel, and MacPherson Park where Ma-ma’s brother used to play soccer/football. On the way back, they picked up some Mammy Pancake which are egg puffs but all different flavors and tastes!

Breakfast from 85° Daily Cafe

The bottled water they provide to guests come in a reusable environmentally friendly glass bottle.

The delicious 85° Daily Cafe food! They had some items that were different from our own 85° Bakery here in the states.

MTR to Tai Po

This is the view from Yeh-Yeh and Ma-Ma’s (paternal grandpa and grandma) hotel window.

Church at Tai Po Baptist Church

Here is the front of the church. It is quite a big church with several worship service and a full house at the service we attended.

The woman in the picture with us is one of the pastors of the church.

Late Lunch at Luk Yee Kui Restaurant

We stopped for a late lunch near the church. They only have menus in Chinese and the utensils were in the drawers at the tables.

Visit with Relatives

MTR back to Eaton HK

We love all the open market fronts with fresh produce.

I’m not sure if these cleaners were from the stores if they are city workers because they were in quite a few different areas we were in cleaning the sidewalks and trash can which were never overflowing with trash. We should take note to keep our streets clean.

HK firetruck!

It was raining! Especially during the rainy/stormy season, it is a great idea to have a raincoat or umbrella. You will almost always see the locals with umbrellas whether or not it is rainy because they use it to shield themselves from the hot sun too.

MacPherson Park

Ma- Ma’s place where she grew up is now a hotel.

Selfie with McPherson park!

Snack from Mammy Pancake

The best eggettes there is!

Michelin recommended!

We saw the lady making our pancakes!

Look at how many we got! (Me and Daddy got 20k steps this day!)

Related Posts: Hong Kong Trip 2019 Recap

Have you been to Hong Kong before? What were some highlights from the trip? Do you have any travel tips?

Click on the link to view some more photos from DAY 2. (coming soon)

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