Hong Kong Photo Diary Part I

Tuesday, May 06, 2014


I can still hear the rhythmic melody of Cantonese locutions drumming in my ears. Horns honk, taxis zip by and throngs of people litter the streets singing the story of their lives from morning to midnight. As soon as we stepped foot off the bus that transported us from Guangzhou to Hong Kong, we were immediately immersed in not only a different country, but an entirely different state of mind.

Where China’s sluggish vibe had me depressed to an apathetic stupor for the first few days of the trip, I found Hong Kong’s street hustle so energetic I fist pumped my way through the next 5 days. You can take the girl outta the city, but you can’t take the city outta the girl y’all! This is why I’m convinced I must live the downtown lifestyle ONCE in my life, if just for a moment. Preferably in Paris, but Hong Kong will do ;D 

Here’s how the first 48 hours went down… 


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On the largest street intersection of Kowloon Bay, the vibe is just like NYC, except ALL Asians lol...
Loving all the neon signs that span the entire width from sidewalks to the streets...
Their beauty department store Sasa is Asia's version of Sephora...
TONS of samples to try on, don't mind if I do!
Navigating the aisles of Asian beauty products, can't find these in the states honey!
Next stop: Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong's bar hopping/clubbing scene...
Peeps take escalators or traverse the stairs to get to the dozen streets that bars and restaurants are located on...
Taking a minute to "Open Rice" (aka Yelp) the next spot to get our party on...
Street walking takes on new meaning in Lan Kwai Fong, no can do heels here, accident waiting to happen, especially with booze!...
These corridors stay packed from dinnertime well into the early am!...
A 2-story bar with local graffiti, very urban cool...
It's ALL about the expats in this part of town; Europeans, Aussies, Americans, you name it, the entire world can be found in just one area of Hong Kong...
Gangnam Style! hahaha these little battery-operated figurines flashed every passer-by to the beat of EDM...
Rocking a Forever 21 tunic and Mom's LV Speedy :D
Everywhere you turn another bar, another tunnel you take to get there!
They even design architectural seating areas to rest your feet, brilliant!...
Ending a full night of bar hopping with my babes...


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Ready to tackle a day of street shopping and eating my way through HK...
Street food consists of everything from fried tofu and fish balls to noodles and rice...
A Hong Kong local ordering her snacks, I just copied what she got ;D...
Fried squid can be smelled from a mile away!...yummm...
Meatball come to mama!...
First up: Fa Yuen street market...
My go-to caffeine for the trip: YuanYang a combo of hot black coffee mixed with milk tea. So delish, I'm making this now for my morning java...
Streets are busy even on a weekday!
Market trinkets in assorted rainbow colors...
My happy place is the flea, local or international, I always find my way!...
Artwork and T-shirts sold at a hundred different vendors...
Hong Kong peeps on their daily grind...
Street juicery fresh-squeezing all types of fruit...
Dim Sum to end a full afternoon of shopping...


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When day markets are clearly not enough, they've got NIGHT markets too! woohoo!!!...
Love all the silk lined pochettes and coin purses...
Temple Street Market sells souvenirs and trinkets...
As well as dozens of vendor stalls for street food...
Tong Tai Seafood Restaurant is the largest on the strip, first come-first served seating...
They keep their seafood right there on the streets...
Ganbei luvahs!...
A hearty meal of meat, seafood, veggies, and fried rice...
Neon signs light the way...
Ending another fabulous night in Hong Kong!

TUNE IN later this week for Part II of my Hong Kong Photo Diary and you won't wanna miss Food Porn Friday's taste of Hong Kong extravaganza!!!

Thanks for reading lovers!

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13 comments

  1. Everything looks so cool. I would LOVE to be in that mall.


    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVEMAVIN/YOUTUBE || LOVE MAVIN/BLOG

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  2. i love your boho dress and your tattoo <3333


    www.thegrisgirl.blogspot.com.es

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  3. Love< love all the pictures. You rock.

    Wow.

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  4. Sooo freaking awesome Julie!!! I'm so damn jealous! I wish I was in that Sasa and was left there for half the day! Trust me I'll empty out my account! The dim sum and street food looks amazing! i just love how hong kong is so colorful and full of life!

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  5. I'm very glad to visit this city through your eyes! Your look is super pretty!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  6. HK is now on my list! It looks like you had a fabulous time. And thanks for visiting my blog!

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  7. oh wow! thanks for sharing your pics. so much to do there. i love the little shops. so many cool things to buy and the food looks great. i love your dresses and sandals. you wear the sharpest things.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. Beautiful pics and I love your outfits!

    Gina Michele
    Gina Michele

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  9. I'm always astounded by the hustle and bustle in the streets of HK. I haven't been there in years and hope to visit again.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  10. Gorgeous photos, looks amazing I'd love to go to Hong Kong
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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Give it to me...gimme that funk, that sweet, that gushy stuff

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