Thursday, 14 July 2016

Trip to Hong Kong: Part II

Thank you for such lovely comments regarding my 'Trip to Hong Kong: Part I' post. The blogging community is truly something special and I'm so happy to be part of it! Here's to part II of my trip which is based in Central, Sai Ying Pun (both located on Hong Kong island) and Tseung Kwan O.

While still extremely humid and hot, my family and I braved the heat and decided to head out to Central to find some of the tourist locations. We didn't make it very far however as it was mid-day and far too sunny. I am now left with a rather embarrassing watch tan on my left wrist!

I met up with my cousin who is an amazing photographer and one of my biggest inspirations, and he's parents (my Aunt and Uncle) and ended up having Shanghai (上海) food for lunch. Each province in China has it's own delicacies and dishes and I've decided I much prefer Shanghai food over traditional Canton food. Especially when there is xiao long bao (小籠包) and peanut noodle soup!

After a delicious lunch, we decided to challenge the heat once again and catch a tram to Sai Ying Pun. Unfortunately, thought the view is much better than the MTR's (underground train system) there is no air conditioning on the trams. Just open windows which left me sweating in my seat. Fun fact, the trams have been there for 110 years, imported by the British when they owned Hong Kong! I did manage to take a few photos that I love so I suppose it was worth it!

After getting of the tram, we visited the harbour (images 3 and 5) and enjoyed the beginnings of a lovely sunset. There were a lot of people going for romantic strolls along the platform as well as taking photos of the beautiful view. Unfortunately, I didn't get the see the complete sunset as rain clouds came storming in very quickly. In Hong Kong, when you see rain clouds - you run! Especially during the summer months when they could be typhoons. After a simple dinner, I had a very enjoyable red bean soy dessert (紅豆,豆腐花). By this stage I was extremely full yet satisfied and you can bet I slept like a log.

Some exciting news! I've decided to set up an Etsy Store to sell some of my photos. As I am a photography and student, I can assure you to feel assured that the images will be best of quality.

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