We had a great Hong Kong trip. Not only was it wonderful to see my family, but it was just plain cool to be back home. I lived in Hong Kong from age 5 to 18, so when I'm in Hong Kong I'm back in my comfort zone. I'm an expert in crowds, great at pushing my way into a jam-packed train. I can handle humidity and heat. I can keep my balance on a moving double-decker bus. And some of my favorite foods in the world might be foods you've never tried before (or maybe you have!): cha siu bao (barbequed pork buns), fish balls (processed fish balls in a spicy sauce, served on a stick from street vendors), Hong Kong waffles (they're just different from American waffles -- you buy them from a vendor and eat them out of a paper bag), Maltesers (chocolate!), and much, much more.
Okay, now that I've made myself hungry, on to the photos!
|Olivia waiting for the bus in Central. See the double-decker buses behind her? Those are one major form of transportation in Hong Kong, along with high speed trains, taxis and mini-buses.|
|My Dad, Mom and Olivia on the Star Ferry, a famous Hong Kong tourist attraction. We didn't take it for the attraction, but because it was the most convenient way to get where we wanted to go.|
|Olivia with her grandparents in front of the Hong Kong Disneyland castle.|
|Disneyland in the rain. When it rains in Hong Kong, it pours! People were still happily riding the outdoor rides in raincoats, however.|
|Michelle and Olivia -- we stopped at the first waterfall to enjoy the cool, clean water.|
|These are my new shoes. I wore them on the trek up Lantau and they were amazing. I know they look a little weird, but they were extremely comfortable on the hike.|
What do you think of the pictures so far? Have you been to Hong Kong? Would you like to go? Do these photos reflect what you expected Hong Kong to be like?