Travel Diary: China & Hong Kong

This post is long overdue since we took our trip in January, but better late than never right? Instead of writing about my trip, just thought I’d post our photo diary. Enjoy!

In Dongguan, China

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Street market food! This was so delish.
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We ate at a pizza hut there! The pizzas had very interesting toppings… popcorn chicken pizza anyone?
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We stumbled upon this park right smack in the middle of a very busy city. They did a great job of blocking out the noise from the city, it was quiet and serene.
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Just a tid bit of the goodies we ate while in China.
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Our hotel lobby, loved the chandelier
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The hotel had a Koi fish pond that you could look out to while eating breakfast.
8/365: Koi Fish Pond
We went to a local street market there and it was quite the experience. Dongguan is not a tourist city so we got the full blown Chinese experience. It was crazy! I didn’t take too many pictures but loved this one I got. You should’ve seen how many more bikes were lined up on the walls.
9/365: Bicycles
We also spent a day in Macau and visited the Venetian there which is the largest casino in the world. It was crazy just how big it was. You could get lost in there and not come out for days.
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Macau is like Las Vegas, a huge section is just full of hotels and casinos, so we got out of the casino area and took a taxi to the local area and walked around some of the outside markets. I’ve tried all these fruits before but J hasn’t so he got his first taste of some exotic fruits!
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This was our last day in China…
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And off to Hong Kong we went!
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Hubs went crazy in Mong Kok with all the sneaker stores there. It was insane how many there were. He walked away with quite a few pairs!
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This was taken on the Avenue of the Stars. They have such a pretty night skyline in Hong Kong.
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The view of Causeway Bay from our hotel room. If you haven’t seen our hotel room pictures yet, click here.
14/365: Hotel View
And finally us taking some silly pictures in the room!
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LOL! We are crazy!

We did so much stuff and we both have so many more pictures but those were some of the highlights! We enjoyed our time in Dongguan as it was just a totally different environment for us. I can speak Mandarin but not fluently so it was a bit difficult getting around. We managed though. Hong Kong was definitely more our city, we loved the hustle and bustle of the city, all the amazing restaurants to eat at, the bakeries (I love Chinese pastries), the SHOPPING was incredible and just everything was fun, since we are such night owls, we loved that we could be out and about at midnight and the city was still completely alive. We never had a boring day there and can’t wait to go back already!

All photos by me and J. Some of them were edited by hubs that’s why there’s the style.ish logo on it. 🙂

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  • Chloe
    March 24, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Whoa. Great pictures, Tiffany! This one is my favorite:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2749/4280830758_2365e67597.jpg

    Just breathtaking.

    My sister went to China last year, so I am totally jealous of you both. Someday, someday.

  • Kel
    March 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    You visited the place where I live then, Macau. I hoped you had a great time in this tiny enclave!

  • Erin
    March 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    beautiful!!

    i know fiance would love to buy all sorts of sneakers! it's like a candy store to him!

  • Amber's Notebook
    March 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    gorgeous!! I went to Beijing last summer and I cannot WAIT to go to Hong Kong, looks amazing!!!

  • Diane
    March 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    i love these photos! love following you on your travels…because i'll probably never get to go to half of the amazing places you visit.

    and p.s.—-DRAGON FRUIT! i saw some this weekend while wandering through the streets of chinatown and i wanted to pick some up, but was too scared. but i researched the fruit (i'm a geek) and i want to go get some this weekend! 🙂

  • The Obsessionista
    March 24, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Gosh, it looks like you had an awesome time! Can I just tell you how humgry I got looking through your pics? and that park in the middle of the city is just delightful! good times!

  • glamour rouge
    March 24, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Hi,Your pics are amazing..I'm actually going to Hong kong in september I have never been, would love if you could recommend places to go or to eat or any tips in general 🙂
    http://www.glamourrougenotes.blogspot.com

  • adventuresofannek
    March 24, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Beautiful photos!

    I've been wanting to do an Asia trip and I wasn't sure where I wanted to go. Your photos make Hong Kong a contender.

  • xs
    March 24, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    what amazing photos! thanks for the tour!

  • Carolyn
    March 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    your photos of hong kong make me miss it so much! am excited to go back this year

  • Nina (Femme Rationale)
    March 24, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    you and j are such a good looking couple. just thought i'd tell you that. haha

  • Anita
    March 24, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Hey Tiffany, I've been a follower of your blog, firsttime posting a comment! We're heading to Seattle in May for my birfday, I was wondering if you could recommend a few places that are must see and must eats! We'd appreciate lots!
    BTW LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

    Thanks!
    Anita

  • Chessa!
    March 24, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    photo diaries are my fave:) thanks for sharing!

  • clownfishie
    March 24, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    wow awesome photosss!!!! I love your travel diaries :*)

  • drollgirl
    March 24, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    it looks so beautiful there!!! and your shots are just lovely! absolutely lovely!

  • Jacqueline
    March 25, 2010 at 3:21 am

    Great pictures Tiff, thanks for sharing!! Can you post some more pics of what your wore each day? Do you have a long strap for your SLR to wear crossbody when you travel?

  • DiamondsandTulle
    March 25, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Gorgeous pics Tiffany! You guys must really have some amazing photo-journals of your trips! I've only been to Hong Kong and Shenzen, but I can't wait to explore more of China. But seeing as how both sides of my family all have been on countless tours, no one want to go with me as a newbie.

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

  • MamieGirls
    March 25, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    These pictures are amazing! Looks like you had so much fun 🙂

    xoxo Mamie Girls
    http://www.stylememamie.com

  • Kristin
    March 25, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I want to tear into some dumplings right now! Gorgeous photos. Looks like an incredible trip!

  • N
    March 26, 2010 at 2:04 am

    The food photos! They look delicious!!!

    I'm new to your blog, but I love what you have so far!

    http://www.vanillalavenderdelights.blogspot.com

  • Leah
    March 26, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Love your photos, Tiffany!! The variety of things captured is awesome!!

  • closet365
    March 26, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Great photos. It looks like an amazing trip. Thank you for sharing!

  • MizzJ
    March 26, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Pictures speak a 1000 words and your photos are amazing! It makes me want to go to China and HK so much. Popcorn chicken pizza sounds awesome!

    Tell me your Holy Grail mascara and you could win a must-have beauty prize!! http://highmaintenancewoman.blogspot.com/2010/03/holy-grail-mascaras-giveaway.html

  • steph
    March 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    what an amazing trip! the pictures (i'm sure) doesn't do the actual vacation justice, but the pictures are so incredible! glad you had a great time!!

  • Dana
    March 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Looks like a great trip.

  • ashlina
    March 26, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    hi there…those pics are amazingly incredible. loving your blog…
    so glad i found it!
    xoxo
    ashlina
    secretsofdomesticbliss.blogspot.com

  • Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's
    March 27, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Cool blog — Just found your site and from Seattle!!

  • -Seattle Savvy Insider-
    March 30, 2010 at 5:06 am

    These pics are great! Thanks for sharing!

  • stylestalker
    March 30, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    really love your blog 🙂