The Archive

A collection of old and new posts. Some of my personal favourites that I'm not quite ready to let disappear.


Streets of Hong Kong

Streets of Hong Kong

 

My last stop on my travels is Hong Kong. A time to see family and also explore areas I'm yet to visit...

 
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To end my travels I visited to one of my favourite places, Hong Kong. With it being my first solo trip to Hong Kong, I wanted to explore as many new areas as I could. Hopping on and off the MTR was the best way to travel and it was fascinating to simply walk in and around a city with so much colour and noise. Through the Instagram accounts of Flosslai, Jesso, Lauralaviani and Edwardkb, I was in good stead in knowing where to go. This post is dedicated to the cityscapes of Hong Kong.

First stop, go where nobody tends to go...

Not on the top of many lists, I chose to visit public housing buildings. There are so many people now living in Hong Kong, the place only knows how to build up. Almost half of the population live in some kind of Government housing that reach incredible heights, meaning they were great subjects for photos. Rounded, rectangular and symmetrical, they were pretty ace on camera. The first building on my list was Oi Man estate and from the top it was pretty crazy. Though small on the inside, the hallways and open spaces made for some good shots.

Infamous red taxis, market stalls, neon signs and noise that consumes you

Away from housing and on street level, there is something interesting happening on every corner. There are people negotiating over price in food markets, the elderly playing games of draughts while the business people skip past from day until night. Hong Kong is prime people watching territory.

When it comes to finding new independent coffee shops or the latest Instagram café to visit you are spoilt. My personal favourites are The Cupping Room and Omotesando Koffee in Wanchai. Beside from food spots, personal style seems to be quite limited to the few who are in the know, but an independent shopping experience can be found at PMQ in Sheung Wan.

To end my trip I met up with Laura who ended up being my local guide for my last day, albeit on a very rainy day. Meeting up with ‘internet friends’ is great, hearing what they think about the place your visiting. To you it’s a new unexplored city, whereas to them it’s just their backyard that they have probably outgrown. We managed to make the most of the day and found ourselves ending the day on top of Hong Kong, and for the first time, I could hear myself think.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my travel posts of late, it’s been cool to do something different. At the same time, I’m excited to talk about menswear again and share with you some exciting brands, both old and new.jbicon

 
Manchester hangs and freelance chat

Manchester hangs and freelance chat

A day in Singapore

A day in Singapore