Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hong Kong: Day 1

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

And Michael! 

Dried lizards

Street art

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

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