Hong Kong Highlights

Hello from Hong Kong. I’ve been here four nights and have a precious two more left. This has been a trip like no other. Two hours before leaving to come here, after clearing security at Vancouver, I received some very worrisome news. Needless to say trying to enjoy myself was weighed down with concern. Though the newness of this destination proved to be a good distraction albeit slightly tainted. Fortunately the best possible outcome occurred and I have relaxed and enjoyed this world class city. And for someone who is not fond of hot humid weather coming here in winter has proven to a bonus for me. I had hoped it would have been sunny as in weeks prior but the clouds decided to stay. The rain fortunately has been staved off.

Once at home I will write about my impressions of Hong Kong. In meantime, here are some photos of my time here.

All photos taken and owned by Eeva Valiharju / Wanders the World

View from Victoria Harbour
View of Victoria Harbour (Kowloon side)
Victoria Harbour

 

From Victoria Peak
View from the Sky Deck at Victoria Peak – a stunning view despite the clouds
Incense burning at Man Mo Temple
Offerings of incense at Man Mo Temple
Incense coils at Man Mo Temple
These are coils of incense hanging from the ceiling at Man Mo Temple
Crystal bottom cable car enroute to Lantau Island
Glass bottom cable car taking me up to the Big Buddha on Lantau Island
Arch at Lantau Island
Archway by Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island
Big Buddha on Lantau Island
The Big Buddha on Lantau Island
Temple at Po Lin Monastery
One of several temples at Po Lin Monastery
Clock Tower
The Clock Tower at Victoria Harbour (Kowloon side)
Star Ferry - a longtime icon of Hong Kong
Star Ferry – I took a harbour tour with them
Trams a.k.a Ding Dings
I took a ride on one of Hong Kong’s tram cars – referred to as Ding Ding’s by the locals
Pottinger Street
Pottinger Street
Market stalls in Mong Kok neighbourhood
Fa Yuen Street Market in Mong Kok neighbourhood
Fish for sale at the Goldfish Market
Goldfish for sale at the Goldfish Market in Mong Kok 
One stall of numerous ones at the Flower Market
Mandarin plants for sale at the Flower Market in Mong Kok

 

Bruce Lee statue at the Garden of the Stars
Bruce Lee! One of the statues at the Garden of the Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood

 

Tomorrow I am off to Macau!

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