View from my Grammie's house. She lives in a village called Shan Tsui in Sha Tau Kok. It's very green and different from the urban skyscrapers you typically see in Hong Kong. This is where I start most of my days during my trip.
Here is the fire station in Sha Tau Kok. My Dad jokes that the firemen's job must be so easy because the town is so quiet and rural nothing really happens xP
Lots of bike. You can't really drive from the villages to get into town so if people aren't walking they'll go by bike.
If you want to by skincare product in Hong Kong, I recommend checking out Watsons. This Watsons must be new because it wasn't here last year when I visited; you have no idea how happy I was to see this! Village life can get a little boring (I'm so Wifi dependent) but it does have it's advantages! Unlike the other Watsons, it's not packed with people and I can shop in this one freely without an assistant following and bugging me hahaa~!
On the bus getting out of the villages. Sha Tau Kok is really mountainous! Look how high they are; they are as high as the clouds!!
The HK version of the thing dogs pee on in American cartoons LOL. I don't know what they're called because we don't have them in the UK ( ^^" ) It looks different for the typical cartoon ones; stupid things like this amazes me sometimes ha. The thing on the bottom right is actually a bus stop. It looks so makeshift right xP
Another view-from-the-bus-shot. Mountains, roads, car and trees.
What a road sign looks like in Hong Kong. Every sign usually has English written on it as well as Chinese which is great for a BBC like me who can't read Chinese very well!
Some very tall flats. You know you're out of the village when you see tall builldings.
This is what a double decker bus looks like in Hong Kong
A picture of a less makeshift bus stop
My only photo of some sort of shopping environment in Hong Kong. I met up with my friend at this mall c: It's call APM and it is BIIIIIG! I sometimes wonder how a place as small as HK can have malls bigger than the ones I go to in the UK. It's crazy!
Building with a rainbow staircase. I thought it looked pretty cool :P
A really nice area in Hong Kong. According to my Mum celebrities live here :o
We went to the beach my friend lives near. We swam in the sea! Was a little scared since I'd never swam in the sea before until that day LOL. It was so fun! The water was really salty though bleh!
Another shot of the beach
Bus station. The red cars in the background are actually taxis.
The path back to the village. And my family :D See those buildings; they're not in Hong Kong. It's actually Mainland China! My Grandma live very close to the border.
Inside the Hong Kong International Airport. We were on our way to Japan that day
Going to the gate for our plane
Ok I lied. I have another picture which I took in another mall. This is a Hello Kitty display in Tai Po's Yata.
The only tourist point I visited: OCEAN PARK!!! We went with my cousins family. I haven't been in years ( ; w ; )
Monkeys. Aren't they the cutest ( >w< ) !
A PANDA!! I've never seen a real one in my life! Well I did according to my parents...but I was very young so I don't really remember it :'D
IT MOVED!! Pandas are stereotyped as being super chilled, lazy and don't move a lot.
It even climbed onto of it's shelter! I guess stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason and not facts lol
I wanted this SO BAD . . . but not enough to carry it around in Hong Kong's humid heat *fail*
We went on the cable carts! I love rides (I went on the one in the background and all the other ones in the theme park :D ), especially the biiiig really extreme ones but for some reason cable carts scares me more...
Getting off the cable carts and stepping into the past. Welcome to Old Hong Kong!
I though these looked real from a distance until I realistic none of them were moving or chirping *derp*. Maybe pet birds were very popular in the past??
Another shot of Old Hong Kong
And another shot!
Looking back at the cable cart...they actually pretty high!!
Seal lion and dolphin shrubs
Oh hi~! This was the building where we saw the pandas and monkeys earlier in the day
The aquarium! Ocean Park would not be an "ocean park" without some sort of fish!
Stingrays and sharks
More fish. I find this photo kind of funny because the shark on the right is all like "lalala I'm so happy :D"
Cute souvenir keyrings!
Time Square in Hong Kong. Apparently the mall is pretty good but I've never been in it. This was taken on the extra day we had in Hong Kong because our flight back home had to fly back to Hong Kong because it had problems D: We got a nights stay in a posh holiday in Central and one more day in HK which it sort of cool haha~!
We decided to go and visit Stanley with few hours we had before our flight because we did plan to go there but didn't get around to it. We didn't get to explore all of Stanley but what I saw was pretty cool
Did some googling and the name of this building is called the "Murray House". My Dad said that this building had a lot of history to it and is pretty famous...therefore I took a picture of it lol. Plus it is a nice building and looks cool hehee.
Some pillars. Another example of taking a photo of something just because I though it looked cool. I am so uncultured sometimes ( >__<" )
And that summarizes how I spent my time in Hong Kong (when not shopping). Hope you guys enjoyed the spam! I have one more holiday related post to do which is another haul and then I'm finally done! I will start doing reviews again so stay tune ( n___n )