Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hong Kong {part I}

We arrived to Hong Kong late in the evening and took a taxi
to our hotel in Kowloon.  We kept driving through jungles of tall buildings
and passing bridges for what seemed like hours.  

I can't begin to describe how huge Hong Kong is and how many people reside there. 
According to Wikipedia Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated
areas in the world, 6,300 people per square kilometer.
No wonder there were people every which way I turned!

Once we got settled in our hotel we looked out the window and were amazed at
the many lights that were outside.  The first picture above is
the view from our room.  

The next day we had made plans to go to the Mormon temple, 
since we are all Mormon we thought it'd be cool to see
a temple of our faith across the world. It was beautiful inside and out.

At the temple we met a nice couple from the U.S. that directed us to 
a nice mall with a huge food court.  We ate and then walked around
in awe of the most beautiful mall, complete with an ice-skating
rink inside.  This one of the things that struck me most about Hong Kong, 
were the luxurious malls.  They make the malls back home look like shacks.

After getting well acquainted with the metro system we made our way
to Times Square.  I gotta be honest, I hate Times Square in NYC, 
I find it so touristy and obnoxious, but when in Rome or Hong Kong....

We walked around TS, looked around some of the shops and
then saw people walking around with waffles folded in half.  We knew we
needed some of that sweet goodness.  So we filled our tummies with
waffles lathered with condensed milk...delish!

Afterwards we took a taxi and headed to the famous Victoria Peak
to see Hong Kong at night.  Wow is all I can say...the 
jungled city was just spectacular with all the lights aglow 
amidst the thin fog that surrounded the skyline.  It was 
so beautiful up there, a bit windy, but we loved
seeing Hong Kong show off  for us.
^^Our hotel, The Cosmo.
^^Skyline from our hotel room in the morning.
^^Mormon temple.
^^Jade market.
^^Times Square hustle and bustle.
^^The most delicious waffles with condensed milk in between.
^^View from Victoria Peak.
Next up...Big Buddha.


  1. Haha, I just love Hong Kong street food - glad you got to experience some of the HK madness - it's truly out of this world!

  2. This trip looks like an absolute dream. My goal one day is just to take a year off and travel the world, Hong Kong is on that list!