Friday, November 9, 2012

Hong Kong Day 1- Self-guided walk around Tsim Sha Tsui

We did a lot of walking during our entire trip and this was the same case on our first day in Hong Kong. It is one of the best ways to get a feel for any new place that you visit. We noticed that most people either took the train, taxi or walked. Luckily the public transportation system is very well established in Hong Kong. Most residents here did not own or even know how to drive an automobile.

Here are some photos from our walk around Tsim Sha Tsui:

 Most buildings were dotted with air conditioning units outside the windows
 I loved these taxis, the standard in Hong Kong

 We walked through an indoor souvenir market to find an alley with this bamboo scaffolding. Apparently it is used everywhere across Hong Kong

 There were signs everywhere overlapping one another

We were bombarded by this group of people in costume marketing an alcoholic apple cider beverage called Somersby. We came to find out that they were handing out free samples of this beverage to anyone that looked old enough.

 Once the sun started setting the crowds of people multiplied quite quickly on the streets
 My first purchase was made at this super cute boutique. It was tucked away on the 2nd floor in a small building. I wish I did not have my eyes closed in this photo with the owner. She was very sweet.

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