Sunday, January 28, 2018

HONG KONG | 2017

I want to give a special shout out to the one pair of sneakers that I had on my Taipei/Hong Kong trip. From the bustling streets of New York to the rainy streets of Taipei, the (white) sneakers racked up quite a distance on my 2017 travels. Considering all the walking I did in those shoes, I give mad props to them for keeping my feet comfy. So thank you sneakers for not letting me down.

Now, let's talk about Hong Kong. My friend and I had this grand plan to take it easy after landing since we just came from Taipei, where we had a full itinerary and were a little exhausted. But little did we know there is no such thing as taking it easy in HK - a place that's constantly moving and I don't believe it ever sleeps. There is so much to do and all the food, oh boy - it's dim sum heaven. Hong Kong was intense, chaotic, and so much fun.


DAY 1 
◇ Ding Dim
◇ Victoria Peak
◇ Yat Lok Roast Goose
◇ Star Ferry
◇ Heritage 1881

Ding Dim Dim Sum Restaurant

 Victoria Peak

Victoria Peak Tower

  Yat Lok Roast Goose

Heritage 1881


◇ Song Kee Congee Shop
◇ Shari Shari
◇ Man Mo Temple
◇ Mid-Levels Escalator
◇ Tai Cheong Bakery
◇ Tsim Chai Kee Noodles
◇ Lan Kwai Fong

Song Kee Congee Shop

Shari Shari

 Man Mo Temple

Tsim Chai Kee Noodles


◇  Tim Ho Wan
◇  Victoria Harbour
◇ Times Square
◇ Tsui Wah

 Tim Ho Wan

 Victoria Harbor

 Tsui Wah


◇  Butao Ramen
◇  Ladies Market

Butao Ramen

Ladies Market


Sunday, January 14, 2018

TAIPEI | 2017

Hi there! Long time no chat. How are ya? Happy 2018! This is a way overdue post but I finally got around to sorting through all my photos from my Taipei/Hong Kong trip in November. Though it rained most of the four days that we were in Taipei, we still visited a lot of different places and had an amazing time experiencing Taiwan's culture and lifestyle. Taipei was low-key yet bustling at the same time. Like all of my travel diaries, prepare for an endless feed of photos.
Be sure to look out for the vlog at the end!
Are you ready? 

DAY 1 
◇ Taipei 101 
◇ Xiangshan Hiking Trail 
◇ Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall 
◇ Yongkang Street
◇ Rainbow Bridge
◇ Ciyou Temple
◇ Raohe Street Night Market

Milk tea | Taipei 101 

  Xiangshan Hiking Trail

View from Xiangshan Hiking Trail

Gate of Great Centrality and Uprightness

 Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Boba tea | Yongkang Street

 Savory pancake with egg

Ciyou Temple

 Rainbow bridge 

  Raohe Street Night Market

◇ Yong He Soy Milk
◇ Longshan Temple
◇ National Palace Museum
◇ Shilin Street Night Market
◇ Ounce
View outside our Airbnb

Yong He Soy Milk
Savory pancake wrap with fried donut | Yong He Soy Milk

Radish cake | Yong He Soy Milk

Pork soup dumplings | Yong He Soy Milk

 National Palace Museum

Shilin Night Market

 Stinky tofu | Shilin Night Market


◇ Addiction Aquatic Development
◇ Garden Maze
◇ Lin An Tai Ancestral House
◇ Eighty Eightea
◇ Ximenting
◇ Modern Toilet
◇ Tonghua Street Night Market

Addiction Aquatic Development

Lin An Tai Ancestral House

 Eighty eightea Teahouse

Cute store | Ximenting


Wu Xing Square
◇ Jiufen
◇ Fruitful Food Vegetarian Buffet

Wu Xing Square 


 Jiufen Old Street

 Fruitful Vegetarian Buffet