We only had two days in Hong Kong and we were determined to get the most out of those two days. We packed them full, but we still had time to do my favorite thing, wander around and explore without a purpose.
The grandfather of Chinese medicine. We found him in an herb garden outside of our hotel
We stayed in the Sheung Wan district. This area is known for being more traditional, like the neighborhoods of Hong Kong's past. This neighborhood is also known for its plethora of stores selling items used in traditional Chinese medicines. The streets that surrounded our hotel were filled with everything dried you could imagine, from snakes to seaweed to lizards and squid. Each morning we saw the vendors setting up their wares to present to eager buyers. It was such a neat thing to see.
Enjoying watching some Tai Chi while eating our breakfast
Skyscrapers in the financial district
The door of a beautiful Catholic church we found tucked away between the massive skyscrapers
Victoria's Peak Tram Station
The view from the peak
2013: What a year you have been
We decided to visit Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. It ended up being a fun experience.
We found the president
One of the many markets that pop up around the city
The famous Hong Kong escalators are on the right hand side of this picture. The escalators move people up the many hills of the city, through the popular neighborhoods of Soho and the Financial District. They only move down in the morning, during the morning commute down to work
I love street art
More street art
Man Mo Temple, the oldest temple in Hong Kong. I taught mom how to light and pray with incense.
Spirals of incense
The Avenue of Stars on Kowloon Island
Looking back onto Hong Kong Island
The Star Ferry
Love this one
Hong Kong Comic Walk