We began the last leg of Melladora's epic Asia trip in Hong Kong (Tokyo->Okinawa->Hong Kong), a short 2.5 hr flight away. Hong Kong (香港 Heūng Góng in Cantonese, meaning Fragrant Harbour) is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. It's vibrant; it's fast-paced; a mix of "east meets west" with a beautiful skyline as it's backdrop. The city has multiple personalities with it's history under British colonization for 150 years (given back to China in 1997) and also being part of China, proudly proclaiming itself to be Asia's World City. After a quick taxi ride from the airport, we checked into the Holiday Inn on Hong Kong island. Famished, we enjoyed happy hour and a nice Thai dinner at our hotel.
After our awesome weekend in Tokyo, we were excited to show Mel our new, tropical home! First stop on the way home, American Village. Here we showed Mel some of our favorite watering holes, the beach, and some restaurants. We enjoyed some mojitos on the beach while taking in the beautiful views of the East China Sea, followed by a late lunch at a tasty Indian spot, Bollywood Dreams.
On our way back to the hotel, we stopped by a pub near our hotel for a quick beer and snack #mmmcraftbeer #internationalcraftbeer
Finally, the long awaited day had arrived.... Mel came to visit us!! Our plan of action: Meet in Tokyo -> hang out in Okinawa -> end the trip in Hong Kong #Ithinkthatqualifiesasagoodasiatrip #melladora (#doratheexplorer) #worldtraveler
Nate and I flew to meet Mel #hellamel in Tokyo so we could explore this crazy, amazing city together. Must have been a popular time to visit since it took Mel almost 2 hours to get through customs! #isshehereyet?? As soon as we were able to give each other quick hugs and scream with excitement - we raced to catch the Narita Express to take us from the airport to the neighborhood of Shinjuku. #reunitedanditfeelssogood The hour train ride gave Mel and I time to catch up on all the latest gossip between her love life, work, school, and our adventures over in Asia. #girltalk
Megan Bond - AUTHOR
Just a girl raised in California and loved exploring Southeast Asia with my husband! We're back in the States but still exploring the world as much as we can!