Postcards from Hong Kong

Day 1: My first trip on the Star Ferry crossing Victoria Harbour. One of the best things about Hong Kong is how cheap it is to get around; it costs the UK equivalent of 25p to go on this ferry.
Day 2: We visited the Chi Lin Nunnery, which was recommended by most trip-advisory sites. I liked how this beautifully, serene environment was sitting in the centre of the city, surrounded by the skyscrapers which make Hong Kong what it is. I tired to capture that in the photograph.
Day 3: Feeling most at home in the space of artists, I visited the JCCAC and came across an exhibition put together by the Creative Visual Arts Association.
Day 4: Travelling out to Lamma Island was probably my highlight of the trip. Having never been out of Europe the jungle feel of this place was just amazing (and yes I did swim in the sea even though it was freezing)
Day 5: A trip out to visit the Big Buddha, it was out of season for the infamous cable cars, so I took the bus. With the gorgeous, coastal views I couldn’t complain. After visiting the nearby temple and indulging in some veggie noodles, I made my way up the stairs to the sculpture itself which was, I will have you know, very big.
Day 6: After another failed attempt to go swimming and getting myself quite lost, I ended up in Kowloon Park. A pleasant walk around, I stumbled across “The Sculpture Walk”. A lot of the work was inspired by the philosophy and concept of Yin and Yang.
Day 7: I was staying in the Sham Shui Po district which was a bustling part of the city where you could buy pretty much anything you could ever want or need, you just had to remember where you had seen it. The food was also incredible. It really was a foodies heaven.
Day 8: The friend who I was staying with has a weekly pottery class with an artist called Janice, based at the JCCAC. I went along with him and made a (very simple) bowl and vase-like-thing.
Day 9: I took a trip to Stanley, located right at the bottom of Hong Kong Island. Best described as a “touristy town”, I got myself a nice perch on the rocks whilst I ate my lunch.
Day 10: My last picture of possibly my favourite place in Hong Kong, the Flower Market in Mong Kok. Row upon row or beautiful flowers and greenery. I could have spent (and actually did spend) hours here.

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