Day four is spent on the outskirts of Hongkong, at one of their famous fishing village, Tai O. We took a train to Tung Chung after our brunch at One Dimsum and there was an outlet mall right beside the station. There were many stores there that we almost wanted to forgo going Tai O and just spending our entire day there. I am glad the partner insist on heading over to Tai O and we reached there around 5.30pm, when the sun is almost setting. It felt like another world when we reached Tai O.
Part 2 of our trip we visited one of Hong Kong’s oldest Chaa Chan Teng, Mido Cafe, which is only 5 mins walk from our hotel where a lot of movie directors used to come. We also visited Fa Yuen Street, which is also known as Sneakers Street, bought a pair of sneakers there and had my favourite stinky tofu from the street food chain. Look for 真美味 (Chun Chun Mei), they sell the best stinky tofu in my opinion.
If you’re a Starbucks addict, the vintage Starbucks Cafe near Fa Yuen Street is a place you should visit as well. In the evening, we went to the AIA carnival near the Hongkong Station before heading to Lan Kwai Fong to chill out. It was a simple yet fulfilling day for us.
Link to part 1: http://whitegrandeur.co/travel-diary-hongkong-2017-1/
We jetted off for 5 days to recoup from our stressed and overworked souls. It was a trip of new experience and insights to this city, slightly different from the Hong Kong I always know, and definitely a more pleasant one compared to my previous trips. I was thankful for a timely short getaway to leave behind work and just fully indulge in my favourite asian cuisine. We made a deal not to do anything over-exhausting, so we only went to the beach casually and did no trekking/hiking although the mountain was right beside where the beach was. The weather was between 17 – 19deg throughout our trip (except one where it reached about 23deg). Forecast was accurate, it’s cloudy everyday but there’s no rain at all. These are random snippets from our cameras and phones throughout the whole trip and I hope it will help with your itinerary if you’re planning a trip to Hong Kong too!
Just a small note, we’re opening 1 (or half) more slot for a casual couple/engagement/pre-wedding shoot on our next trip to Taiwan between 31st March – 6th April. If you’re keen, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! It’s our first official work trip so we are offering a very good rate to our couple who will be joining us. If you’re planning to visit Taiwan on the same period, we hope you’ll be able to join us for a day (or half) of an intimate photography session.
The partner and I went on a small adventure to Bali, Indonesia, during September for 6d5n to celebrate our first dating anniversary together. The trip was very timely as we both needed a break from the crazy work load we had. It’s our 3rd trip together and I just bought a new lens then so I was really excited for the trip. The new lens made it easier for the partner to manage the focusing so yay I finally have a lot more photos to share. Continue Reading
Day 3 – 5 of our trip was spent in Sapa, which we took an overnight train from Hanoi (about 7 – 8 hours). It was both our first experience taking overnight trains and to share a cabin with two other travellers. Sapa is located among the mountain areas, where it is mostly cooling. During spring, (late December – early February) Sapa gets down to less than 0 degrees and it snows. It’s a more laid-back town as compared to Hanoi and much cooling. Quite a great experience!
I finally get down to editing the Vietnam trip last November (oh wow it’s been a year) with the partner and I thought it will be nice to document this culture-rich yet underrated country that I put close to my heart.
If you tell me to visit Vietnam 5 years ago, I would have probably turn down the idea without hesitation. But pursuing photography made me changed — to be more adventurous, brave and always having a curious heart. I was deciding where to head for a short holiday in year 2014 and Alison introduced me to Hanoi. She then gave me a whole list of locations/cafes to visit, and December the same year I went with my good friend Reyna. I fell instantly in love with the place, and basically got out of my comfort zone to immerse myself fully into this country. The Vietnamese are kind and courteous, even though there may be some who wanted to earn a little more money from the tourists, but generally all is good.