I LOVED this city! It was a great mix of east meets west with the energy/density of New York and the charm of San Francisco. Great food, beautiful views and dangerous shopping. I've always loved a big city and HK is right up there at the top of the list. Weather can be hit or miss, but we were blessed with mostly sunshine. Hong Kong was extra special because we got to visit a few friends.
We stayed at Traci and Sherwin's apartment in the SOHO area. Sherwin is the older brother of Stephanie (matron of honor/co-worker/roommate/partner in crime). Steph's family has been like a second family to me since I first came to California. Unfortunately, Traci was back in the US and Sherwin was traveling most of the time we were there, but we did get to hit a few of Sherwin's favorite places for dim sum and Szechuanese. He also took us over to Kowloon for a painful, yet wonderful massage where we were literally walked on. Thanks Sherwin!
It had been a long time since I last saw my old friend and ex Gap co-worker. When Kennis moved back to Hong Kong with her husband and little boy, we had lost touch over the years until recently. We had the best time catching up, eating hot pot and of course, shopping. I have to admit, I was a little jealous of her job where she gets to travel around the world for fashion week(s). Kennis, we will meet up again of these days!
We have ONE more entry! Our trip recap with statistics, graphs, pie charts and much more more. So stick around.
The longest outdoor escalator in the world! It's 800 meters long going up several city blocks to Mid-Levels.
Views from Traci & Sherwin's apartment
Taking the tram to Victoria Peak and city views
Around Hong Kong
Brett at the vodka ice bar
Tea House in HK Park
Hot Pot with Kennis
Views from Kowloon