It’s been a while since I did a snapshot of my travels. I get so bogged down and I finally downloaded some pictures. My 3 weeks in China recently was unbelievably busy and I have to say I am not entirely sure how I felt about it. I spent a week each in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Quite honestly I had very limited time off so my objectivity was skewed. My biggest regret was not getting a chance to go to the Great Wall of China. I heard it was amazing.
While in Beijing I quickly grabbed a taxi (that was a dangerous and hostile experience) and headed to Tiananmen Square. What hit me was the crowds of people sitting anywhere and everywhere, the amount of security and the heat.
Next stop was the Forbidden City that sits next door. Truly a place of vast history dating back to the Ming Dynasty. The story goes that there are 9,999 rooms that sit within the city walls. You can get lost. I only got a taste of it due to time constraints but happy I got to visit the World Heritage Site. (More history here)
Next stop was Shanghai. I had high hopes and and thought my day off was going well, visiting The Bund and Nanjing Street. I even met some lovely Chinese girls that Introduced me to a lovely thing called a Tea Ceremony……but this is where my hopes died. I got Scammed! I fell for every last detail. I have eventually calmed down and now chalking it all up to a very expensive adventure.
This picture was taken by my 2 scammers. Little did I know…
Last stop on my Chinese adventure…Hong Kong. Despite spending the week sweating perfusely (I never sweat, so basically the humidity and heat were crazy), I managed to get a couple days off to explore and shop!
My friend Stevvi and I hit Sneaker street, the Ladies Market, Kowloon, Causeway Bay Area and topped it off by hitting The Peak. Did I mention I stopped by CHANEL while in HK? I left empty handed but more of that in another post.
Dying of heat in the picture…I was a dripping mess.
Stevvi desperately trying to make her feet fit into these cool Nike Blazers. Lucky for me….they didn’t fit her but they ft me!
But she scored the amazing red version that she rocked all week with skirts and shorts. Everyone was a winner.
Lastly I was lucky enough to score tickets to House Of Dancing Water in Macau. An amazing show by Franco Dragone. Sorry…no pics of that one. Can’t say I would visit Macau again. After living in Las Vegas for 3 years, Macau is its Wanna Be cousin. But it was thoroughly worth the nausea on the boat ride to see that amazing show.
All in all, I would love to go back to Hong Kong and do a great shopping trip. I was too well behaved this time. Next starts the Australian Tour!