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  • - So how do you affordably travel one

  • of the world's most expensive cities?

  • Well, it goes a little bit something like this.

  • (energetic music)

  • What's up, guys?

  • And welcome to your weekly Lost LeBlanc fix.

  • It is time today to dive into the city of Hong Kong,

  • an incredible destination.

  • Now this is actually my second visit,

  • and I spent about 10 days on this trip to make sure

  • that I found the best restaurants, the best viewpoints,

  • the best places for you to go and explore,

  • and I wanted to give you some tips

  • and tricks to saving some money on this upcoming trip.

  • So without further ado, let's start right where your gonna

  • start your trip, which is in the Hong Kong Airport.

  • It's actually cheapest to set your phone up in the airport.

  • Very rare to see that, but that was the case for me.

  • I paid around 65 Hong Kong dollars

  • for the SIM card and the data plan.

  • It was definitely worthwhile, especially because

  • of how heavily I relied on Google Maps throughout this trip.

  • We have been at the airport now for about two hours looking

  • around the websites from Agoda, Booking.com, Airbnb,

  • and we have finally found a solution,

  • so I'll show you what it is.

  • We're heading there now.

  • (energetic electro-pop music)

  • Now, typically there's two main areas people like

  • to stay in Hong Kong.

  • There's Kowloon, and there's Hong Kong Island.

  • Kowloon is very much the conventional, Asian-feeling hub,

  • almost like the Times Square of Asia,

  • and it tends to be a little bit cheaper.

  • Now, going on to the island, the downtown hub,

  • this is actually the formerly British side of Hong Kong.

  • This side feels a slight bit more modern,

  • and it's got the iconic Victoria Peaks.

  • An hour and 15 minutes later, it's dark outside,

  • but with all the lights, it feels like it's daytime.

  • It's like the Times Square of Hong Kong.

  • Now, food.

  • It's going to be one of the biggest parts

  • of your trip to Hong Kong.

  • Melissa and Alejandro did their research.

  • They were proactively searching

  • for the best restaurants in the city,

  • and even though we couldn't try all of them,

  • we have so many incredible restaurants to share with you.

  • Our first meal in Hong Kong started off

  • at the internationally-renowned Din Tai Fung.

  • (traditional Chinese melody)

  • Alright it is time, our first Hong Kong meal.

  • And if you don't already know,

  • dim sum is one of the top Chinese foods you need to try,

  • so tonight, we are getting the finest of it.

  • And then we'll show you the hostel we booked.

  • So truth be told, this is not exactly the cheapest place

  • to go, but that's kind of why we chose

  • to stay in a cheaper place.

  • We wanted to have our money allocated

  • to doing the best experiences and really seeing Hong Kong.

  • Cheers to that.

  • So good.

  • So, so good.

  • It is time for our room tour, and the room tour is now over

  • because this is everything except

  • for a toilet right over there.

  • Now this costed me $125 USD for two nights,

  • and if you don't know this already,

  • Hong Kong is the second most expensive place

  • in the world based on real estate prices,

  • and the amount you'll pay for hotels and rent reflect that.

  • Katy's gonna stay here and do a bit of work,

  • but I'm gonna be going to meet with Ale and Melissa

  • to show you guys one of the best desserts in Hong Kong,

  • or so I've been told.

  • Thank you.

  • (upbeat electronic music)

  • We're almost there.

  • The city, so many smells, sights, things going on.

  • It is constant madness.

  • I don't know if I could ever live here,

  • but strictly as a visitor, it's so cool to experience.

  • - [Waitress] (speaks foreign language) 78!

  • - [Christian] (speaks gibberish)

  • - Right?

  • - This is Kakigori, a dessert that changed my life

  • and became part of our nightly routine in Hong Kong.

  • Shaved ice, thank you very much,

  • and this is the Oreo-flavored one.

  • I've now had strawberry, matcha,

  • but Oreo's my favorite, and it's awesome.

  • It's 80 Hong Kong dollars, which is quite a bit,

  • but it's very much worth it,

  • and you could probably split it.

  • Mmm.

  • We only mess with the best,

  • and so we were constantly going to Shari Shari.

  • There's a few of them located throughout Hong Kong,

  • but the incredible thing is they actually import their ice

  • from Japan.

  • You will love it, or your money back.

  • Terms and conditions may apply.

  • So, we just caught our metro heading back.

  • It's $14 instead of $177, which is what it would've costed

  • if we took the Uber, so overall you save a lot

  • of money with metro.

  • Just got back.

  • See you guys in the morning.

  • Good morning guys, and welcome to another day.

  • So it's actually not even close to morning.

  • It's actually 4:00 p.m. right now.

  • We had a really late start because we had

  • a really late night.

  • We went out to Lan Kwai Fong,

  • which is one of the craziest places I've ever gone out.

  • (electronic dance music)

  • We're taking you to this really

  • beautiful, beautiful housing project area

  • where they have subsidized housing

  • for people here in Hong Kong.

  • It cost us $150 just to get here,

  • which is pricey, guys.

  • Uber started at $115, but then actually I checked again,

  • and it surged up to $180, but we have just arrived,

  • so let's go explore Choi Hung.

  • - Choi Hung.

  • - Choi Hung.

  • - Choi Hung.

  • - And so this is what draws in people like myself,

  • photographers, videographers.

  • It's the beautiful pastel rainbow that they have going on,

  • and this is actually home to between 18,000

  • and Katy read 43,000 people.

  • But what is for sure is that there's a lot

  • of people living in a very small quarter.

  • Kind of worked out, it's about to start pouring.

  • With that, it cleared the entire basketball court,

  • and only the dedicated remain.

  • (both laughing)

  • (relaxed electronic music)

  • Show us your Peruvian basketball all-star moves.

  • Katy used to be captain of the team, so she claims.

  • - I promise.

  • - She said she used to be the tallest in her class.

  • - I was.

  • I have pictures.

  • - (chuckles) Oh!

  • Katy made new friend.

  • Hello.

  • - Err-oh.

  • - Err-oh.

  • So one of the things I love about Katy

  • is she's got such a big heart.

  • I was shooting around, getting shots with the drone,

  • and Katy looks over and sees a little boy getting beaten up

  • by some other little kids, and she immediately stepped in,

  • went to comfort the kid, be there.

  • She's just been hanging out with him for the past hour.

  • He's clearly opened up now,

  • and now they're just playing basketball and...

  • - I gotta go.

  • (uplifting dubstep music)

  • - Let's go Team Watashi!

  • - Our journey in Hung Choi is over,

  • so now we have to head to the black market...

  • (giggles) to the Night Market.

  • We have to head now to the Night Market,

  • so we're gonna do it an affordable way,

  • And we have to take the subway for this.

  • - Okay. - Hi!

  • - Hello! - Hi!

  • - How do you say hello in Hong Kong?

  • - Neih hao.

  • - Hello, Neih hao!

  • - [All] Neih hao!

  • - See you! - Bye!

  • - I was explaining to her what we do,

  • and she's like, "She beautiful, you smart!"

  • I'm like, "What?"

  • What does that make me?

  • (upbeat traditional music)

  • - We finally arrived to Temple Street,

  • and that's the beginning of the Night Market.

  • So, entrance and the market is over there.

  • Come with me.

  • (lively electronic piano melody)

  • - Let's go shopping!

  • Is that real Louis Vuitton?

  • - Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • - Oh, wow!

  • (repeated air horn)

  • So that right there is a $10 Louis Vuitton,

  • and she even said it's real, so--

  • - Yeah, she said it's real. - Wow.

  • The savings are unreal.

  • You need to control Christian.

  • Supreme?

  • Oh my gosh.

  • Supreme, very nice.

  • (lively electronic piano melody)

  • (tires screeching)

  • (rubber chickens squeaking)

  • Ah, sexy guapa mamacita!

  • We didn't just make fun of everything.

  • We actually bought something.

  • (Katy laughing)

  • It's not a popular opinion, but they do say

  • that China is the leader of all fashion trends.

  • Very fashion-forward.

  • It is the newest collection,

  • the Surf Collection by Myra Gaye.

  • It's a constant reminder to always "smil."

  • Check it out.

  • They flip up like that.

  • How could you not buy this?

  • Very cool. (laughs)

  • From the moment we got there, the people were incredible.

  • And even though from time to time,

  • there is a language barrier, you definitely can get by,

  • because they're more than willing to help.

  • They were so nice, and we have literally

  • just now reached the end of Temple Street.

  • Alright guys, we are at my favorite restaurant ever.

  • We're at Heekee Noodle Cart, and the reason we came here

  • is because there's one item

  • on the menu that I just absolutely love.

  • I dream about it.

  • They have my all-time favorite meal.

  • Oh my gosh.

  • It's got beef belly.

  • It's got pork intestines, pig blood,

  • and fish balls all in one.

  • Mmm, deep-fried three kinds balls.

  • Mmm.

  • - What is that?

  • What kind of balls are those?

  • - You don't wanna know.

  • - (laughs)

  • - This was only $20 for everything that you saw here,

  • pretty awesome deal.

  • I even got myself two of these milk teas

  • because they're freaking awesome.

  • Alright, I'll let you do your thing.

  • - I don't know I'm gonna do it.

  • I will have to make a hole in my pants.

  • - Don't get too comfortable.

  • - Okay, now let's go home.

  • (slurps) Hey guys, just a little reminder,

  • don't forget to hit the like button, okay?

  • See you in a bit.

  • 45 minutes outside of downtonwn,

  • and we are going to an area known as Sai Kung.

  • This is Bosco.

  • He is from Hong Kong, and he's showing us around today.

  • Bosco drove us about 45 minutes outside

  • of Kowloon downtown Hong Kong area,

  • but the interesting thing is that

  • in order to get past right here, this checkpoint,

  • you actually need to be either a local

  • or have a permit to drive people in.

  • So that's why we actually had

  • to take a taxi beyond this point.

  • (driver singing along with radio)