Monday, October 13, 2014

The Weekend: Lan Kwai Fong

If you are looking for somewhere to unwind after work…

If you are looking for somewhere to meet new people….

If you are looking for somewhere to dance in the streets with handfuls of willing participants to the music that is playing in your head at that given moment…

THEN Lan Kwai Fong is the place for you!

Lan Kwai Fong (and Soho just a few streets up from this little district) is what I think of as the entertainment epicenter of the Central Disctrict.  It's easy to get to, as the Central MTR has an exit (Exit D) dedicated to directing all people to this lovely collection of trendy bars and restaurants.

Here you can find the Hard Rock Cafe, Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street, Agave Mexican Cuisine, and, my staple place to eat, Ebeneezer's Kebab and Pizzeria.  Every nook and cranny of this place is crammed with somewhere to eat, drink, and dance.  And it's always evolving.

Over the weekend, as we were looking for a place to eat, we noticed that a Carnival was being set up in Lan Kwai Fong.  The event was in honor of the Spanish National Day and featured SPANISH STREET, where we could get bites of Spanish cuisine.  

The Carnival started sometime in the afternoon.  There were a few stages that featured Samba, Flamenco, and variety performances.  And there were also a few booths that offered games for the kids to participate in to win prizes.  There was also an entire LANE featuring Toys R' Us toys, which were soooo enticing children for children, especially when there was a giant Monopoly man hugging passerby-ers!

There are only a few events that I have been to in Lan Kwai Fong:

(1)  Octoberfest

(2)  Halloween Outdoor Extravaganza!!!!

(3)  and the World Cup events

So, checking out the Carnival was kind of a nice change.  It was really kid-friendly, tourist-friendly, and had an eccentric mix of booths (The Society of AIDS Care booths next to the OKAMOTO booths!).