Hey Hong Kong

Oh hey there, Hong Kong!!!

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I’ve got to be honest, after my time on Mainland China, I was more than excited for a few days in Hong Kong. It’s such a special place!! Like a vertical city on a tropical island…I had no idea how many islands actually make up HK (over 800). The enormous skyline takes your breath away. It was so much more overpowering than NYC, and coming from America I had never seen anything bigger than that!

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After coffee with some family friends, I took a cab up to “The Peak” and caught the amazing view, although it was a little smoggy that day I could still get a sense of how massive this city was. Loved how the buildings seem to be stacked on top of one another, climbing up the mountain side.

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Pretty neat spot for lunch…

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Had to have a bit more dim sum before I left China! Shrimp spring rolls, shu mai and shrimp steamed dumplings…

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I felt like an ant walking around the city, everywhere you turned you were towered over by skyscrapers! The shopping is just amazing there, thank god I packed a small backpack otherwise I’d be in trouble…

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Such a crack up how many 7-elevens I passed by…

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Central Pier was were I took the ferry every day from Kowloon where my hotel was to Hong Kong city…it cost 50cents to get across the bay.

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Apple and H&M…a little slice of home : )

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A gift from Great Britain…

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After roughing through the cold all journey long I was exstatic to see palm trees outside my subway stop!

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HK takes on a totally different energy at night, the city lights up in neon!

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Please note the poodle with a pink scarf guardian the door of the shop below…love.

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Spent the evening at the convention center watching the Dragon & Lion Championships. It was amazing to see all the teams preform! Most of them were very young, probably not even into high school yet. The crowd goes crazy for this, so inspiring to see this tradition being kept alive.

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Breathtaking skyline view of HK at night…they have a laser light show every single night!

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