Hong Kong was both exhausting and exhilarating. The city is a beautiful busy center teeming with life. Shops close at midnight on weekdays, and people are out and barely groggy til past 3am, we suspect. It is also so photogenic. Every nook and alleyway has a story to tell. Our favorite part of it all? The modernity crawls into the traditional; it doesn't replace it. If you look up, you'll see the buildings look streamlined and modern on the ground floor, but upwards they become old, charming spectacles.
The same rings true with everything there, especially food! Although we went to non-traditional cafes to indulge, we made it a point to eat at Chinese restaurants whenever we can (or when a basic bagel won't do til dinner time).
Here are my favorite photos from the trip. Enjoy!
Goofing around at the Hong Kong Museum of Art
Me with my purchases from Basheer bookstore-- that brown plastic bag contains 3 heavy magazines!
In Hollywood Road, and the parallel roads
The entrance to Teakha Coffee Shop
Nathan Road = shopping! Snapped this just moments before we entered Monki. Jo looks happy here!
Night Market at Temple Street
Colorful scene in front of our apartment
This hip place is just too photogenic!
We were about two blocks from Times Square. Very convenient.
What the inside of Basheer looks like. This is heaven!
On the top of our coffee crawl list is The Coffee Academics. This branch is in Wan Chai near Times Square.
Not on our list is NOSH, but this is a discovery.
Our brunch on our third day from Brunch Club + Supper
Ham and Cheese Sandwich and Salmon Bagel for breakfast on our second day from 18 Grams Coffee