Showing posts with label hong kong. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hong kong. Show all posts

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hong Kong

Talk about a distracting city! If you don't have ADD, you will while you spend time walking around the streets of Hong Kong. We were only there for a few days but we were able to squeeze in a lot.

|*| We stayed at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong (snazzypants, but we found a certificate online that gave us a great rate) We had great views overlooking Victoria harbor and into Kowloon

Kowloon across the harbor
rough monday morning

|*| Wandering the streets of HKG without a plan is both overwhelming and exhilarating.
Make sure to check out the parks you stumble on!

|*| Take the Peak Tram up to the top of Hong Kong island for some amazing views
of the urban landscape




|*| If you're starting to get claustrophobic in the city, spend the morning
visiting Big Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery  (you can grab lunch here too!)


|*| After you visit the Big Buddha, do some shopping at the nearby Ngong Ping Village (we picked up a great chopstick set). If you're looking for a fun way to get back to the city, 
take the glass bottom cable car!

yes, I had too much fun in this thing

|*| And lastly, make sure you get a great spot for the evening Symphony of lights. 40+ buildings on both sides of the harbor light up synchronization with the music and it's a fantastic show :)