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!
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.
For our first full day in the city we ventured out into Osaka Park to see the famous Osaka Castle.
Random person photographing the tree. I see an insta-moment happening.
The view from our hotel room.
iPhone snaps from day 1
Fair warning, I spent far too much time at the jelly fish tank. Those babies are mesmerizing. With no further ado, I give you the jellies!
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.
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!
Amazing view though.
Acrobatic interlude to calm the nerves.
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.
Tower of fish!!! I was singing: “Just keep swimming” in my head the whole time.
Nemo!! Where are you??!
Next post: jellies!
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
But the view was well worth the chill.