I have been slowly working through some of our vacation photos. I know it’s been looooong overdue! I was thinking that it would be good to start out in Hong Kong, then I will post some photos of the Philippines on another day. I’ve shared some of my black and white shots awhile back which I took while I was waiting for Scott in HK. So as you know we had some challenges with our travel while we were there but let’s skip that and move on to the positive side of it, which is we got to spend more time together and see places. I took Scott to one of my favorite places to see in HK, the Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau Island. We rode this 25-minutes glass cable car ride over the seas and mountains, it was so much fun! The island was filled with souvenir shops, restaurants, and a monastery.
I just love the climb to the top to see the Buddha and just sit around for awhile and just breathe fresh air and be mesmerized with the view of Hong Kong and the outlying islands. I love this place and I never get tired of it. We also went to Kowloon area and visited The Peak in HK Island. This is one of the top tourist destination in HK. The tram on the way up was fun to ride and The Peak gives you a pretty nice view of the city. And mind you, this by far, of all of the places that I’ve traveled to has a McDonald’s with the most scenic view. And yes, we decided to eat dinner there, can’t miss out on that killer view!
The view from the top at night was stunning even if it was foggy! On other days we went to several markets for shopping but we decided to not bring the camera. We went to Stanley Market which was further away. Temple Street Night Market was one that we kept going back to for shopping plus they have better outdoor street dining there, if you want to be adventurous. But most of our time was spent just walking around Victoria Harbour, it might be the most popular tourist spot in HK. We just loved sitting around and watching boats go by, after all it is just a 2minute walk from our hotel. ;)
We saw that pink gerbera by the harbour and thought it was beautiful and unique. Overall, our stay in HK went well. It was fun commuting everyday, we went to different places by train, ferry, taxi, and bus. Well, I’ll post the next stop of my trip, Home…the Philippines! For now, Happy Hump Day and have a good one!