Day 5 – Hong Kong

Today was a very adventurous day.

My cousin Jeff essentially became our tour guide for most of this trip and I can’t thank him enough for his patience! He took us to the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. We took the scenic route where we climbed up some steep hills to get there but it was still a lot of fun when you’re adventuring with cousins you haven’t seen in a few years.

Afterwards, we went and explored “old Hong Kong” alleyways – LOTS of downhill stairs – much to my cousin Peter’s “enjoyment”. I’m just thankful my knee didn’t give out during that whole time! Continue reading

DAY 3 – Hong Kong

It’s our first FULL day here in Hong Kong! We are staying at the Holiday Inn across for iSquare in the heart of the shopping district. I would go as far to say it was similar to Times Square in New York. Very similar vibe. Continue reading


It was just a small crew this time.

I struggled climbing up all those stairs because of my bad left knee. I also struggled with trying to do 360 shots with Pooka. Which made me frustrated throughout the day among other things.

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This was maybe one of the more challenging hikes (so far) for me. Lots of incline, not enough breaths taken or exercise done to prepare haha

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We headed out in the morning towards the volcanoes. It was a pretty scenic 2 hours or so drive.

We stopped at Punalu’u Bake Shop that sold some “sweet bread” and it was delicious. We got taro, mango, and guava. Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 5.23.52 PM Continue reading