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HONG KONG, OR, WHY WE NEED TO TAKE MORE PICTURES ON VACATION - COLLEEN'S TRAVEL BLOG
Hong Kong was the last stop on my whirlwind through Asia, I cannot even begin to express to you the absolute REGRET that I feel about the lack of pictures I took there. Yes, I was tired and catastrophically hungover. Still, I should have taken more pictures! Frankly, I’m embarrassed. From now on, whenever we go on vacay, let’s force ourselves to take at least one picture every hour that we’re awake. Sometimes you think a picture will be absolute garbage, and it turns out to be the perfect photo that encapsulates the whole trip. You just never know, so it’s better to be safe and take 1,000 pictures. Don’t you think? It doesn’t help that Big Boy’s lens wasn’t screwed on right, so all the pictures I took with him turned out blurry. Oh well! They’re impressionistic. So, anyways, Hong Kong is the best place on Earth. Shelby and I kept looking at each other and shouting, “THIS IS LIT!” Think New York meets Asia with tropical weather. It was hot, humid, crowded, and totally crazy. We loved it. We arrived around 1 in the morning and took the train into Central Hong Kong. Clearly, we chose the wrong path, and we had to haul our heavy suitcases up flight after flight of stairs to reach the Mini Hotel Central. We’re not used to humidity, and we were dying when we finally reached our hotel. The Mini Hotel REALLY lives us to its name. That’s barely a double bed right there. The only way we could have privacy is if the other person just looked away. It was…intimate. But it was a GREAT deal and very clean. Can you really complain? Our first stop was taking the tram up to Victoria Peak. Unfortunately, it was incredibly cloudy that day, so we couldn’t see anything from the Peak. Oh well. We ate some INCREDIBLE food in Hong Kong. Mostly soups, because it rained so much. At night we visited the Highest Bar in the World, and then cruised around the bar scene. I have never been any place so crazy in my life. Since it was Thursday, it was “Ladies’ Night” at many bars. Usually that means drink specials for women, but in Hong Kong that means free drinks. No catch, just free! OBVIOUSLY we drank too much and ended up in a dance battle on the street. I mean,…