While our sixth day in Hong Kong was filled with excitement from the attractions of Hong Kong Disneyland, for our seventh day, the we wanted to be more laid-back and just allow Hong Kong to unfold. Luckily for me, the fever that reared its ugly head when I was in Disneyland was gone by morning, thanks to good old Bioflu (this emphasized to me how your travel medicine kit should really have just about everything!).
We were there on a Friday early afternoon and as expected, there weren’t too many people in the park. Just some old, retired men enjoying chitchat while sitting in park benches, and a couple of nannies with their children. I know that on Sundays, Filipino domestic helpers like to congregate in public areas like Victoria Park but the time we were there, the park was a pretty picture of serenity amidst the urbanscape.
The park was quite big and we were only able to see some sections but from what we saw, it was nice and well-planned out. There was even a reflecting pool and a gazebo. Compared to Hong Kong Park which we visited on our fifth day, Victoria Park seemed bigger and more lush.
The park is right across The Park Lane Hong Kong, a four star hotel popular among Filipino travelers.
Victoria Park was really just the perfect place to experience slow travel. We felt like we weren’t so much tourists but almost-locals enjoying the simple happiness of being in a park, amidst the greenery and taking time out from being travelers and simply being part of the whole slice-of-Hong Kong-life scene.
There is pure, simple joy from just sitting on a park bench (and not care about touristy things like itineraries, budgets, or destinations), all in the light of a beautiful Hong Kong afternoon.
Wishing you serene and fabulous travels. Cheers!
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