Hong Kong Day 1 🇭🇰- nothing excites me more than the feeling of not understanding any signs in an airport 🤗 I'm definitely in another country! Even though I am still confused about Hong Kong being part of China 😒lol and I am rarely confused about my geography haha for some reason I thought Hong Kong was an independent country because of the British influence 🤷🏽♀️my tour guide helped understand this though ... in 1997 HK was British territory and got transferred back to China, however, HK was promised 50 yrs of no change. Therefore, they still have different rules than the rest of China 🤗 and HK is the only city "in" china where people can still protest every year after the Tiananmen Massacre for democracy! Wow I feel so much cultured now 😅 haha
As you know I love exploring each new city by foot so I don't miss any corner nor food stand 😋 haha... so I started with Hong kong island (Hong kong is surrounded by 200 little islands and yes the weather is terrible for my curly hair)... Can't say you have been to Hong Kong until you try their famous 'egg tart' so I did, they aren't bad, I just forgot I how much I hate the taste of egg 🥚🤷🏽♀️ so moving on... walked through antique street to Man Mo Temple, a Taoist temple dedicated to the 2 Gods, King Man and Holy King Kwan built in 1847AD. I couldn't leave without getting my fortune read with a 'Singbui' or moon rocks that represents the Yin and the Yang and used in Chinese traditions to answer yes or no questions (I'm so excited fortune is on my side and supposedly will get what I asked for ... yay! (guess what I asked for... ☺️😍) ... one more stop in Hong Island to visit the PMQ art shops, this historic building once used as Queen's college in 1989 now houses over 100 art shops to help new Chinese artists #socool
... ok, one last fact about Hong Kong for today.... as you saw in my snaps the buildings here are insane and how people basically live on 300sqft shared houses... HK has the largest index of Gini coefficient (which means, has the largest Gap between poor and rich people) #insane
With that said... Zoi Gin 👋🏻 until tomorrow!
Y’all. When you go home for #memorialdayweekend and your parents happen to have a brick alcove in the entryway - which is perfect for a SeNiOr yearbook photo - you know we had to take advantage of the opportunity. If y’all have seen us in these #cuffs this weekend by @nakedeyesjewelry and dying to have some of your own, they released them on their website today! Treat yo’ self to something beautiful, because #ILoveThatForYou .
GOLD! Literally... thanks to Virgin Australia and their partners we now have lounge access every time we travel. Not bad for domestic only flying... Just saved over $40 in breakfast/coffee! Can’t wait for the Etihad lounges on the way to Spain 😃. #virginaustralia#iloverichard#travelinstyle
• WEEKEND WALK •. I'm lucky to have some dear friends visiting from Canada this weekend, one of whom had never been to England before. I took them for a walk around Farnham, which co-operated perfectly by looking delightfully English in the sunshine 🇬🇧☀️
Ayer nos fuimos de tour por el #CanaldePanamá uno de los favoritos por los visitantes.
Desde su inauguración el 15 de agosto de 1914, ha conseguido acortar en tiempo y distancia la comunicación marítima, dinamizando el intercambio comercial y económico al proporcionar una vía de tránsito corta y relativamente barata entre los dos océanos, influyendo decisivamente en los patrones del comercio mundial, impulsando el crecimiento económico de los países desarrollados y en vías de desarrollo,además de proporcionar el impulso básico para la expansión económica de muchas regiones remotas del mundo. En 2012, Estados Unidos, China, Chile, Japón y Corea del Sur fueron los cinco principales usuarios del canal. Mientras que al día de hoy quienes más transitan son Japón, Colombia y México. #Panamá#VisitPanama#turismo#viajes#travel#tourism#travelinstyle#travelaroundtheworld#adventure#tour#tourist#tours