3/22/14


I've been sitting on these Hong Kong photos for awhile, but the last few weeks I've been caught in an end of term/report card haze. Happy to report that I have emerged unscathed and now am able to share some photos from our most recent trip.

At the end of January, we headed to Hong Kong for Chinese New Year (설날 - Seollal in Korea). There were are definite advantages and disadvantages to going to HK during that time. On the plus side, we got to be there for the Chinese New Year parade and fireworks. On the down side, accommodations and flights were more expensive and a lot of places were closed. While all the Chinese New Year stuff was neat, we weren't blown away by it and would probably recommend for people to avoid going to HK during that time.

I am not usually one for big cities, but I genuinely really liked HK. There was so much to do, the weather was beautiful, and it was so easy to get around. More details about our favourite spots in my next post.

22 comments:

  1. Hong Kong is one of my favourite cities. And these are some of your best photos! I love them!

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  2. LOVE all these photos, really makes me want to visit now!!

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  3. Stunning photos, Janis! As always... :-) If you'd compose a book with photos of your travels - I'd buy it!

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    1. that's so nice of you to say! :)

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  4. Such lovely photos! I really enjoy seeing your travel photos. :-)

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  5. This is a great way to remember a trip! I'm inspired. Keep it up, please!

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  6. your photos make me so happy!

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  7. These are incredible! My favourite is the one of the flight attendant and her suitcase. Perfect framing!

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  8. Interesting photos. But Hong Kong doesn't appeal to me. I prefer more natural locations. I'm really not a city girl.

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    1. like i said, i'm usually not into cities either. but i really liked HK!

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  9. i love following your travel adventures through your blog. beautiful photography!

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  10. Beautiful photos! I was just in HK this past September and really enjoyed it, very cool city.

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  11. As always, love the photos. Looks like fun! HK is on my travel wish list.

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  12. my GOODNESS. i can hardly stand the beauty captured in your photos! I am seriously thinking about making HK a part of my next travels...I can't wait for more details. Yup, I agree with Laura, I'd buy a book:) travel photography themed? your work is just fantastic.

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  13. Absolutely love this series of photos - all completely gorgeous! Looks like an amazing trip!

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  14. Never thought I would say this - after experiencing other big Asian cities - but I think I want to go to Hong Kong... Just can't stop looking at these gorgeous photos of yours!!

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  15. I'm glad I found your blog, so many lovely photos! I'd love to go Hong Kong one day, it looks amazing.

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  16. I was also in HK earlier this year and the weather was just perfect one week before the Chinese New Year. My friend and I explored HK's less-touristed beaches and hiking trails far on the New Territories and on HK Island itself. However the temperature dropped significantly one week after the CNY. HK was even colder than Sochi at that time! You took really great photos of the people that make HK such an interesting place, to visit not to live. :)

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  17. ok, so i've got my finals tomorrow and instead of studing i watch your blog ... amazing discovery and time well spent. keep on going, you're amazing!

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  18. Wowwowwow you could not have made Hong Kong look anymore peacefully gorgeous! I'm in love.

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