Hong Kong Part V

For anyone who has endured my endless parade of Hong Kong photos, I heartily applaud you. We’ve almost reached the end of my adventure, and this day might have been the most colorful. Krystle and I photographed two different public housing estates on the Kowlooon side—Choi Hung (which means “rainbow”) and Nam Shan. The use of color in these buildings is so beautiful, and I loved seeing these vast buildings in person. We also visited the Sham Shui Po district, which is filled with a variety of different crafting supply stores. (You can find any kind of bead, ribbon, or fabric in Sham Shui Po, I promise you.)

Our day ended by watching night fall over Hong Kong island from the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and then taking the very inexpensive Star Ferry across the harbour. That view was one the sights I remembered so vividly from my 2007 Calvin interim trip, and seeing it again ten years later was beyond spectacular. I don’t know when or if I’ll have the chance to return, but I hope in my heart that it’s sooner rather than later.

You can check out Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV here.

Hong Kong Part III

Bless you if you’re still following along with my Hong Kong travelogue. This day was jam-packed with exploring all over Hong Kong Island and riding the double-decker trams back and forth for $.29. Krystle and I also purchased tickets to visit the top of Victoria Peak in the afternoon. When I visited Hong Kong in 2007, it was far too cloudy and hazy to justify making the trip up the mountain, and I was so hopeful that I’d get to see a sunny view of the harbour this time around. Overcast skies most of the day had me feeling pretty worried, but by the time we made it to the top, the sun had broken through the clouds, and the view was everything I had hoped it would be.

You can check out Part I, Part II, Part IV, and Part V here.