we passed through hong kong on our way from new zealand to china. i visited hong kong a few years ago and totally fell for it, and i was excited to experience it with the boy! we had just about twenty hours there, and mostly they were very foggy and humid, but we had a great, full day. hong kong is such a neat mash-up to me – a really cool metropolis.
^^ we started off our day by riding the tram to central. i love those skinny little trams! ^^
^^ i love happening upon a bustling wet market! ^^
^^ and i love that there is an escalator up the hill in the center of the city!
we went to a recommended dim sum restaurant in central. enjoyed the experience much more than the food :)
^^ man mo temple is so atmospheric. i love the spirals of incense and bright red prayer hangings. ^^
we went to victoria peak hoping to catch some clear views around sunset. it was prettttty hazy and very crowded (i felt so lucky that the last time i was in hong kong it was so clear and empty at the peak!). we tired many, many times to get a great photo with our gopro. i couldn’t help but share several of our attempts.
we watched the light show from the promenade on the kowloon side of the harbor. we were exhausted but still taken by the incredible skyline, accented by the bright red sailed junk boats.
^^ along the journey back to our hostel. we may or may not have eaten pizza hut for dinner. sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. ^^
hong kong is pretty rad and was a good first stop before hitting mainland china!