We all have funny travel stories to tell after travelling. That is part of the fun of travelling to any part of the world.
Yesterday my husband got me thinking as I was getting ready to go out for our Valentines meal to a local restaurant and he said, ‘don’t do a Hong Kong’.
Only him and I know ‘what a Hong Kong’ is! But I thought it would be fun to share.
Our Funny Travel Story
We were travelling around Asia for a season (this was when I was still working onboard the cruise line too) and we were in Hong Kong for few days, so we went out for dinner.
My husband asked the port agent where the best place was to eat seafood. The guy gave us an address and organised transport to get us there.
So, in the meantime, I get dressed up to the nines in a beautiful black dress and high heels. I was ready for a lovely evening out and it was very near to Christmas.
I’m ready to go, our transport arrives and off we go. We are driving past all these very nice hotels and restaurants, but we keep going.
Where are we?
By this point, we have left the hustle and bustle of the city and end up at a market. It was a fish market!
We got out of the car and thought there must be a nice restaurant inside the market.
It was a fish market where you pick your food and then choose one of the little restaurants within the market to cook it for you.
The food was fantastic and not cheap! But, I was just very overdressed for this type of night out!
Anyway, we had a good night and we always laugh about it now. I like to check the dress code now when I can.
In the end, I did get my night out in a fabulous restaurant in Hong Kong at the Renaissance Hotel and I got dressed up I felt great!
You may also enjoy reading about what to see in Hong Kong:
WHAT YOU MUST SEE IF YOU ONLY HAVE 48 HOURS IN HONG KONG
What are your funny travel stories?
I many more funny travel stories, that I will be sharing on the blog soon.
What are your funny travel stories? I would love to hear them.
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Unfortunately I have not got to travel much, though I’d love too. When I do though, I’ll be sure and keep this story in mind.
I think we’ve all done that before! I remember doing the same on our first cruise, not realizing that there’s only the one night of the very fancy dress!
What a fun memory from your travels! It’s little things like that, that make cities so memorable!
Thats true we all have funny moments during trips and travels around the world. However, for me I haven’t really traveled around the world that much.
I really enjoy reading about your travels! I think almost every trip I’ve gone on has a funny story.
I have always wanted to check out Asia! What a great story! haha
Lol this is a truly funny story. I’m a little obsessed and a very stressed person so there’s no way I’m going anywhere without reading 20 yelp\trip advisor reviews haha! I usually also read the menu ahead and know what everybody is going to eat (yes, I usually know already what my friends would like as well).
I know, I’m crazy. Just love to be prepared all the time.
I don’t really have any funny travel stories but yours certainly made me laugh!
That sounds awesome. And I have actually been to Hong Kong. I didn’t realize they had something like that available there where you pick the fish they cook for you. If I make it back there I will have to seek that out.
the thing i love the most about traveling is this kind of unexpected adventures!! love those fish markets where you pick your food and then choose a restaurants to cook it for you, it must tastes divinely fresh! =)
I feel like its better to be overdressed than underdressed. Glad you still had a great time. I don’t have any vacation stories as funny as yours…yet lol
aww what a cute story! Even though I’m sure you were a bit uncomfortable, its sometimes fun to get dressed up even if the occassion doesn’t really permit!
I’m dying to hit the road again! So much wanderlust over here!