Hong Kong Island is the southern, dense part of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It contains Central which is the historical, political, and economic centre of Hong Kong. It also contains Causeway Bay, known for its shopping options, and Kennedy Town which is primarily known for the terminus for the tram.
Hong Kong is a popular world destination for shopping. Most popular fashion designers have several outlets here, and malls are everywhere.
In this post, I explore the unique shopping streets of Hong Kong.
Following my 3 week work trip to Shenzhen, I traveled to Hong Kong. Technically, this territory is officially part of China, but there are still many functional and cultural differences. Unlike Shenzhen, this visit was entirely personal, so I had plenty of time to explore.
One of Shenzhen’s most popular tourist destinations is Window of the World which features over 100 reproductions of some of the world’s most popular attractions. The real attractions are of course more substantial, but it is still interesting to see so many of them together as replicas at Window of the World. Many of the attractions are very small, but a few such as the Eiffel Tower are actually large enough to dominant the skyline of the park. Continue reading
I visited the China Folk Culture Village inside the Splendid China theme park in Shenzhen. It features the daily life of various ethnic groups in China. The hot weather made it difficult to enjoy being outdoors in the middle of the day for any length of time, but there were many worthwhile sights to be seen.
After this post, I have 2 more to go from Shenzhen, adding an extra post to my originally planned set of 6. Continue reading
Just after I arrived home from work, a hail storm began to roll into my area, the Beltline district of Calgary. I compiled a video, and several photos!
In the video, notice how you can see the clouds roll in, and how the crane starts to move. The first part of the video has been sped up, with normal speed audio in the background. Continue reading