Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hello Hong Kong

Hello everyone! This is Ashley reporting from Ashley Road in Hong Kong!!! Yes, we are now in The City that Never Sleeps in Asia!


My brother, Dino will be joining us in a few days and we are in the process of getting our new home ready to welcome him. Hong Kong is basically divided into 3 parts, Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories. For now, let me take you on a short tour of Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon Peninsula, a major tourist hub in Hong Kong.

Walking around we chanced upon an exhibition by the world famous Brazilian Neo-Pop artist Romero Britto! Here are some of his works.




While strolling towards the Star Ferry Pier, we spotted a beautiful old Spanish ship, it is a 17th-century Spanish replica called "Galeon Andalucia" which is in the city to promote economic and cultural ties between China and Spain.



Moving on, we managed to catch the gorgeous sunset at Victoria Harbor.


Here is the former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower which is a famous landmark of Hong Kong.


Looking across the harbor are awesome views of the buildings on Hong Kong Island. The tallest building you see is the International Finance Centre (IFC).






We saw some colorful lanterns near the clock tower.



I have to start making plans for Halloween.



Ahhhh!!!! Minnie Mouse! Mom says we are going to the Disneyland here soon! Yay!


Wow! Aqua Luna! A dazzling red Chinese Junk Boat that offers sightseeing cruises along the harbor.


We just had to do the tourist stuff and pose for an instant photo at one of the booths along the promenade.


On our way back, the skyscrapers across started to light up and I must say Hong Kong has one of the most beautiful harbor views in the world.


We will be back when we get reunited with Dino. Stay tuned and have a fabulous weekend!

7 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Glad you're having a good time getting to know the city. Can't wait to hear Dino has arrived.

julita, taipei said...

is Dino in quarantine??? how long? poor thing :(

Lorenza said...

Hong Kong!
Wow!
That is pawesome Ashley!
Thanks for sharing all those pictures!
I hope Dino will be at home soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Silvia said...

omg! you guys are moving to HK!
can i come visit you next time when i go back? ;)

Sam said...

I'm glad you made it safe and sound, and look forward to Dino's reapppearance. We hope you have a wonderful time and can't wait to see all the photos from your adventures there!

Sam

beauty amber said...

I still couldn't believe you moved to HK. ha ha .....but i am very happy to see your pictures in HK. how wonderful experiences to visit Asia everywhere. Mica begings to stand up without any help. it's very exciting to see her first step. ha ha.. i will post some pictures of Mica and mine.. ha ha ha,,,so will you.

Raising Addie said...

WOW how exciting!!

Thank you for the first tour of Hong Kong! Wonderful pix!

LOVE the one of both of you! Oh it's just precious.

Bet Dino misses you guys very much.

Can't wait to see more.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

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