Hong Kong Nightscape

What a difference the sun makes. It’s literally night and day! (Ha! Sorry, I’m in a strange mood today). Here are more photos from my Hong Kong trip. This time taken on the return trip on the ferry at night. To see the same scene but in the day time click here!

Hong Kong Night Skyline

Hong Kong Night Skyline

Hong Kong Night Skyline

Hong Kong Night Skyline

How amazing are cameras now? This was taken with the Fuji XE-1. With the boat moving and no light, no tripod. Just shot with a very high ISO and with me bracing myself as much as I could to stay steady. No, I’m not sponsored by Fuji (but I’m open to it, wink wink) I’m just genuinely impressed.

 

Osaka: Park and Castle

Osaka Castle

For our first full day in the city we ventured out into Osaka Park to see the famous Osaka Castle.

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle

Osaka Park

Random person photographing the tree. I see an insta-moment happening.

Osaka Business District

The view from our hotel room.

iPhone snaps from day 1

iPhone snaps from day 1

Cable Car Views and Fishy Dudes

Cable Car Views

What trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a visit to Ocean Park? I was beyond excited to jump on the most terrifying roller coasters I could get my hands on.  Though to be perfectly honest, the most stomach turning ride we got on was the cable car.

Cable Car Views

I know, I know how lame could I be? But all the loops, dips, and dives last a second! The cable car is slow… and high… and windy!

Cable Car Views

Amazing view though.

Cable Car Views

Acrobatic interlude to calm the nerves.

Acrobats

I’ve no photos of the rides we got on, Kryz took care of that, I was busy psyching us up. We didn’t have a lot of time so we picked the scariest looking ones and ended up on the Hair Raiser and the Flash. These rides are not for the faint of heart. ;)

Then we chilled out a bit at the Aquarium.

Aquarium

Aquarium

Aquarium

Aquarium

Aquarium

Aquarium

Aquarium

Aquarium

Tower of fish!!! I was singing: “Just keep swimming” in my head the whole time.

Aquarium

Aquarium

Nemo!! Where are you??!

Next post: jellies!

Jack

Windy at the Peak

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Feeling extra touristy, we took a spontaneous trip up Victoria Peak- the highest overlooking view of Hong Kong. After a taxi ride, a train ride, and a multitude of escalators we finally made it to the top. And it was freaking windy! Word to the wise: a dress is not the kind of outfit you want to plan on a trip to the Peak. Unless you want several Marilyn-esque close calls with a bunch of total strangers. Stand to close to the edge and this happens

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But the view was well worth the chill.

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak

Jack