Hong Kong is everything. It is lush, gritty, enticing, mysterious, and amazing. We arrived in Hong Kong at night so we were able to see the skyline and its reflection over the water. Its has a skyline like no other. I thought New York City and Chicago had amazing skylines, but this gritty metropolis is certainly competition. Besides the grit and the skylines, HK is surrounded by lush greenery that greatly contrasts the hustle of the city. Because HK consists of the main island as well as densely populated supporting islands, it was impossible to see all the things the area had to offer.
We were able to do a city tour, visit Lantau Island, the Big Buddha, and Nathan Street. The Hong Kong area is notorious for its street markets that offer everything that you can imagine; dried fish, fresh vegetables, meals, clothing, souvenirs, adult toys, and basic whatnots. We were able to pounce on Nathan Street. Ash found a new backpack because his trusty Adidas Bag ripped.
I snagged a few things including the cutest wedge sneakers.
After our trip to Lantau Island, we spent a few days just getting lost in the city. I learned that my Ash is quite the photographer, so he captured a lot of amazing shots.
Hong Kong is a city that we will visit again. It’s a busy crowded city that is not for the faint at heart or rookie traveler. My advice is to come with a plan and use guided tours to maximize your time in Hong Kong.
.. and as always more pics can be found here.
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