S: Hong Kong Trip (August 3-13, 2012)
BC: DEPARTED | HONG KONG | 13 AUG 2012
FC: Hong Kong | Carlo & Juvy's | EXCELLENT | ADVENTURE
1: HONG KONG | ARRIVE AUGUST 3 | is known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbor. With a population of 7 million people, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
2: It was a business trip with time for some fun...
4: HONG KONG ISLAND Millions of people hurry towards their destinations—from shopping to eating to going to work—and using all kinds of transportation.
6: VICTORIA HARBOR | We walked from our hotel to Victoria Harbor on our first day in Hong Kong. That August night was hot and humid. Our mission: get immersed in the sights, smells and sounds of Hong Kong. | Carlo and Bruce Lee meet at last!
8: Hong Kong hold the record at having the most number of skyscrapers in the world at 7,896. Above: Every night, the city has a laser light show. Left: Two International Finance Center is the 4th tallest building in China at 88 floors. Right: the International Commerce Center is the tallest building in Hong Kong and 4th tallest in the world at 118 floors. Far right: One of the two towers of The Lippo Center looks like a robot.
9: Right: Of course, we had to find the Apple store.
11: Buses in Hong Kong What a treat o see these buses with their interesting designs! Double decker buses were introduced here in 1949. We loved touring the city on the open-decked tour buses. There is also a double decker tram system—one of only three tram systems still operational in the world.
12: Hong Kong | Disneyland | 5 AUG 2012
13: Hong Kong DISNEYLAND is a replica of the original theme park in Anaheim, California. Located in Lantau Island, the park first opened in September 2005. Carlo and I experienced our first line jumpers here.
14: It all looks the same with some skewness... | DISNEY
15: When you wish upon a star...
18: A | B | We ate some Chinese Food but there were also... A: Nigiri sushi B: Haagen Dazs sundae C. Rose sashimi D. Disney pork dim sum E. Hotel Buffet dragon fruit F. Room service sweet & sour pork and panang curry G. McDonald's green tea sundae H. Spicy tuna I. Italian pescatore J. Turkish Kofta (lamb meatballs)
19: What to eat? | C | D | E | F | H | i | G | J | K | Bonus: Japanese marshmallow snacks
20: Tian Tan Buddha
21: The 112-feet bronze statue of a Buddha Amoghasiddhi was completed in 1993. Located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong, the statue symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion. —www.cnngo.com
23: “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” — Buddha
24: Travel the sky: Ngong Ping 360 | The gondola ride was insane! I was freaking out at times during the 25-minute ride to the Big Buddha. Good thing we didn't get the glass bottom one.
26: The Peak
29: Farewell Hong Kong.. until next time....