Hong Kong

Well, I’m back from my trip after
approximately 36 hours on a plane, 11 business meetings, 4 dim sum
dinners too many, multiple Tiger beers, 1 elephant ride, 100
solicitations for a ping pong show and a racked up credit card. I
really don’t know how to describe it, except that it was a top 10
life experience. Actually, top 5. I learned SO much, walked for
miles, tried new things (pineapple with sugar, salt and hot pepper,
anyone?), met some great people, participated in the rise of
Smirnoff’s stock, experienced different cultures, bargain shopped
at about 5 different markets and took about 1,500 pictures. I don’t
even know where to start when it comes to posts, so bear with me
because I’m going to make it up as I go along.
Our first stop was Hong Kong where we spent 5 days. The
night we arrived, we had a midnight dinner and partied at the Lan
Kwai Fong district which is comparable to a Bourbon Street. It’s
lined with bars and clubs and we shook our moneymakers to some of
our favorite American tunes. I had no clue what to expect, but I
certainly didn’t think I was going to be jammin out to Flo Rida or
Jay-Z on the streets. The rest of the time was completely packed
with business meetings, hiking, sightseeing, shopping, eating (some
of the best food I’ve ever had), more hiking and more shopping.
Hong Kong is definitely one of my favorite places that I’ve ever
visited because of its hilly terrain, proximity to water, rich
culture, friendly people and awesome restaurants. However, the most
impressive thing about Hong Kong is the skyline. It puts some of
the American cities (even Chicago’s… almost…) to shame. So,
that’s where I’ll start my photo journey – with the skyline theme.
If you’re ever in HK, take a boat to Kowloon during the day, check
out the skyline from across the harbor, walk down Nathan Street,
visit the night market and then check out the skyline again when
it’s dark. No picture could ever do it justice.
As much fun as I had, I’m happy to be home and I missed
you all greatly! Thanks for all the emails and messages you sent
while I was away. It may take me a while, but I promise that I’ll
be as proficient as possible with posts, even with a ridiculous
case of jet lag. Stay tuned!

View from The Peak

HongKong @ Daytime

HongKong @ Nighttime

One Response to “Hong Kong”

  1. 1 Dan

    Sweet pictures! It was quite a journey; I’m sad that it’s
    over, but it is good to be home too. I’m happy to be one of the
    newest subscribers to your blog!

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