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Monday
Aug122013

Hong Kong Photo Diary

I'm back! I was in Hong Kong last week for a vacation with my parents. It was fun but exhausting, and of course I had to work whenever I can get hold of wifi. Suffice it to say that I'm done with traveling for a while. It majorly disrupts my routine and therefore my life - it's so difficult to get back on track! I don't know how other people can go in and out of the country and not miss a beat.

Maybe it just takes practice, huh?

Anyway, I just want to share a few photos I took of Hong Kong. The province has a beautiful harbor, but inside it is very much like Manila. It's a great shopping destination! Otherwise there isn't much to see that'll be worth visiting a second time. Maybe it's just not my scene.

The harbor on a gorgeous day

Aberdeen Fishing Village

Cloud mirror

I love the color of the sea

Disneyland

I loved the rides at Disneyland. The place is literally packed to the brim with kids and adults inebriated with sugar and cholesterol. We had to fall in line for an hour for a five to ten minute ride - was it worth it? I suppose so, yes. It has to be. The place felt like Christmas but there were so many people that day it was bordering on nightmarish.

I don't mean to sound so whiny. I am incredibly grateful that I was able to visit the place (thanks to my generous dad - hi Papa!), truly, but it's not somewhere I'd go back to in a hurry!

Tarzan's Treehouse

Late night carousel

Busy, busy Mong Kok

My mom and I was able to visit Mong Kok on our first day there. It's a street that's pretty much a carbon copy of Divisoria - there were so many great finds! I regret that I didn't bargain well, and that I was pressured to buy a bag I wasn't really into. Maybe I'll sell it. I actually bought a product I'm gonna put up here on Project Vanity for sale. ;) The stocks are limited so it's more of a blog sale than anything.

I'll talk about it soon!

Of course I had to try the Hainanese Chicken Rice

Apartments stacked on top of and beside one another. Hong Kong is a mountainous region so space is precious.

A faithful dog

And that's it really. :) Hope you enjoyed looking through the photos! I actually have some more photos of Japan that I've been meaning to share, so if you enjoy my travel diaries you should stay tuned for that. ;) Till next!

Reader Comments (20)

Hi Liz! I went to HK last December and welcomed 2013 there. I suggest you visit again December-ish or early next year because it's super cold! I love your photos btw. What camera did you use? :)

PS. I've been reading every single one of your post for months now and I'm loving your blog! hihi

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPat Abiog

Where did you stay? Hope you could blog about your hotel too ;)

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRuth S

@Pat Abiog wow thanks for reading my blog! Perhaps I'll go then next time. I was soooo hot last week!

@Ruth S The hotel we stayed in was just ok - Shamrock Hotel, right along Nathan Road! It was near across all the shopping places! And it was inexpensive too. Service was excellent.

August 12, 2013 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

@Pat forgot to answer your question - I used my iPhone 5, and Instagram for the filters. Haha.

August 12, 2013 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

Great photos Liz! Yes please I wanna hear more about Japan!

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEula

HK is my favorite place. Visit in December. :) The cold weather makes everyone look glam in their stylish coat ensemble. :) Visit LKF. And do check out make-up. Make-up is so much cheaper in HK so I panic buy there. I hope you were able to visit Tung Shung, where they have outlet stores of high end brands. You'll be amazed at how much you can get a designer bag for half the store prices. :) I hope you were able to visit H&M too! :) In Mong Kok there is a yummy street food corner where you can see everyone lining up. You have to try them! Parang fishball and isawan lang natin dito, but the experience is worth it. Also, don't miss Din Tai Fung, where the best Xiao Long Bao in the world is .

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCelene

Nice photos. I love the effect that was added to it. I want to see more photos of Japan please. I enjoy all the pictures you been posting, you have skills on photography, beauty, makeup and fashion. You really are very creative and talented beautiful young lady. You inspired me so much although I am older than you, I love that you are young but really did explore a lot of different places and things. Keep it up!

I been to Hong Kong and I actually love it and will really want to be given a chance to go back again. I love going places but I know what you mean it can be fun but exhausting. I feel you and whenever it's time to come back to work you, the mind is still on vacation.

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRochelle Rivera

just remembered my first travel abroad with my cousins...HK is so memorable for me! i was with all my maternal cousins then...wish we could do all together again! ^^

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLlyann Itay

Nice photos! I visited HK last year, stayed at a guesthouse in MongKok, the place felt like home and is really cheap; plus the night market was just across the street!
P.S. excited for your blog sale :)

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLian

You went to disneyland! My husband is planning to give our little one a treat at disneyland when she can walk na, but i'm kinda discouraged because of some of your tweets. Hehe. I'm much more sold on Japan than on hongkong. I wonder if you are thrilled naman in going back to Japan? And your dad is generous nga! =) You're very lucky indeed to have gone to two countries with just a few weeks interval. Yay!

And nice photos, Liz! Thanks for sharong 'em with us. Now who needs professional camera when you got your iphone, a good eye and good editing skills? ;) love them!

Super excited about the blog sale here. I hope i can snag at least one from the sale. God bless, liz! Keep safe in this typhoon. =)

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

I've been wanting to go to Hong Kong for a really long time!!! Love the photos. It's probably very humid there right now. Hong Kong has a lot of fashionistas on the streets.

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

Love your photos! :) Hope to be able to go to Hong Kong someday. And I'll take the advice of the people here: I'll go there in December. :D

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGing

Thanks for the photos. I enjoyed looking at them on Instagram :) We're going to Hong Kong on December, and I sort of share your sentiments. It's not a place I'm really yearning to go to. Haha!

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAviva

Awesome pics, Liz! I especially liked the one with the fireworks and Disney castle silhouette. :) Would love to see your Japan pics.

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercaterwauler

The photos are gorgeous!

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBahiyah Khalid

Great photos! Disneyland really brings out the kid in everyone! I want to go back! Maybe next year. Haha

I can't wait for the Japan pics!

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShev

You aren't whiny. ;D LOL I remember feeling like that during my first night in HK. I want to eat stuff but cannot read the menu, so frustrating! All of those changed when I hit the shops, H&M!! ^-^ Biggest frustration was I wasnt able to try out either siomai or siopao (or its equivalent) because I cant read Mandarin/Cantonese/Chinese!

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

I'm also not a huge fan of HK! Gotta love Sasa though!>

August 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMariana

Wow these shots are amazing!! :)

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August 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Aguinaldo

Gorgeous photos, Liz! :)

August 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKhristine

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