Snippets of Oct 2014

For a good portion of the month of October I went to Hong Kong with my husband!

I lived in Hong Kong from when I was 3-18 years old, 15 years in total, so it’s definitely one my many ‘homes’. It was Joe’s very first time visiting, so it was absolutely fascinating to see the city from a new perspective. I introduce him to the remainder of my family whom he hasn’t met, caught up with my best friends, attending a wedding and literally shopped non stop!

1. The Tai O Infinity Pool- You do this 1 1/2 hour hike up the mountains and then arrive to this river steam flowing down the rocks into this man made pool which you can sit in and look onto the mountain scapes. Sadly just two weeks before we arrived, they close the pool so you can’t go in the water anymore. The pool is apparently the local’s source of drinking water. Oops! Still worth the trek though, just for the beauty.

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2. Tai O at night

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3. St. John’s Cathedral- one of the main reason we went back on such a spontaneous whim was for my cousin’s wedding! This was a little scene from the beautiful day. I love how the nature juxtaposes the sky scrapers; that’s Hong Kong’s density intensity for you! 

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4. A quick snap of the city via a bridge in Wan Chai

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5. Ocean Park- If you love animals of all sort, it’s a must go! There’s red panda’s, otters, and these tiny teeny monkeys. I always feel like a kid here, partially due to the fact that my brother and I grew up going to the park because my mom works here. (Plug, unpaid I promise!)

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6. This photo perfectly sums up what HK is- organized chaos. 

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7. PMQ- You’ll find tons of independent artist, jewellers and the cutest boutiques. It’s a really cool project where they revamped the old Police Married Quarters from the 1880’s into creative studio. So my kind of place!

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8. The Peak- of course! I just had to show Joe the beauty and awe that HK is. Did you know that HK is known to have the best skyline in the world?

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If you’re in Hong Kong or are planning to visit soon, you should definitely hit up these spots. 

Whenever I’m in HK I’m always so busy- perhaps it’s due to the non stop life style they promote! I had such a lovely time showing Joe around and him getting to know me and my history a little more!

To sum up his experience in a sentence, from his words: “Hong Kong is like New York but on crack cocaine, because the city literally never stops.”

AND Holy Moly, it’s November already. Why must the malls and stores bring out christmas deco’s so quickly? Queue: end of the year.

x. Bee