hong kong

Back in November I posted about exploring Taipei while on a business trip. This time around, I'm going to share some rather sporadic pictures of my layover in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is way different than any of the other cities I visited in Asia. It's quite literally made up of many small islands pieced together by enormous bridges. Basically there's water everywhere which makes it quite beautiful. I arrived at night and stayed across the bay in West Kowloon. The views of the downtown area across the water were spectacular.




I was only there for 24 hours, so I spent most of my time exploring by foot. West Kowloon park was definitely a highlight. It seemed like the kind of place you would want to spend a Saturday morning. There were public art displays, gardens, running paths, and even a large community pool. It sounds silly, but I couldn't get over how beautiful the trees were. The lush foliage on the edge of the park was such a stark contrast to the urban environment containing it.

There was a public art exhibit showcasing sculptures of famous comic book characters. I've never read comics, but seeing these larger than life comics all throughout the park was fantastic.

I even got my picture with one...

Group exercise classes happening in a Kowloon Park courtyard.


This rooftop soccer court was really cool! I was wishing I had a ball at this point.

Hong Kong is one of the places I'm dying to go back to. One day is just not enough to even scratch the surface of this place. Up next, I'll be sharing Guangzhou and Taichung.

Happy Monday,
Nathan.

14 comments :

  1. I've never thought of Hong Kong as a place I would want to visit, but this post is changing my mind a bit! The park seems like a place I could spend hours at - especially if I had my camera. Glad you enjoyed your trip and hopefully you can stay longer next time!

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  2. What lovely photos! I especially love all the different perspectives of water. My father is from Hong Kong, but I've unfortunately never had the opportunity to visit where he's from. Can't wait to read more about your adventures in Asia!

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  3. Thanks Emily. That's awesome that your dad is from there. He would probably know a lot of fun things to do in the city then. You should probably just start saving up and go :) and then I can read all about it on your blog.

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  4. Goes to show how worldly I am - I didn't know that Hong Kong was a bunch of small islands pieced together like that - I can imagine how beautiful it is!! Traveling somewhere in Asia is definitely on my travel list, so thank you for all these amazing photos, it looked like you had an awesome time! I love those cute character sculptures!!!

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  5. I didn't know either until the plane had almost landed and we were still over water! It really is an incredible city.


    There's so much to see in Asia. I want to go back to all the places I've already been, but I also want to see more like Japan, South Korea, Nepal and Thailand... I've never even been to Europe though so there's that too. Lots of travel dreams for the future.

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  6. I love Hong Kong! it is the best. I had so much fun last time I was there and its one of those places you have to spend a little time there... like the Big Buddha is there and shopping at those crazy bizarres that are a size of a shoe box.. and my favorite the egg coconut waffles off the street vendors.. to die for.

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  7. Your comment is exactly why I need to go back. I didn't get to do any of that stuff. Next time I go I'll be looking to you for suggestions on what to do and see!

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  8. yes for sure. last time we were there- we stayed on the island for 2 weeks and went over to the gambling island.. which was a little weird.

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  9. Two weeks sounds like a really good amount of time. What is your favorite thing to do or see each time you go?

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  10. Big Buddha is a must- and you take a gondola to get there.. and they have gondolas with glass bottoms. we had to work while we were there but shopping of course is great.. try one of those 100 year old eggs. i think next time we go I want to try and go to more islands because they have a ton of ferries.

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  11. That all sounds perfect, especially the ferries. I'd love to get out on the water even though I'm scared of the ocean. I had a tea boiled egg while i was in Taiwan... It was interesting, but I'd still try one that was 100 years old haha. Thanks for the suggestions!

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  12. haha they have this egg thing for breakfast- that I could never do.. it was like an egg you put in soup .. still grosses me out and there is a place here that serves it at Dim Sum.

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  13. I might know what you're talking about, but there are a lots of ways to eat eggs in Asia that start getting pretty questionable... Some I wouldn't even dare try.

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  14. Oh, I had no idea it consisted of a bunch of islands (Yeah, I suck in Geography). How cool!!! the photos are awesome!

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