Still In Hong Kong.

Well not really. It’s just that my picture folder is still clogged with sooo many photos I need to sift through of our Hong Kong and China get away. It’s hard to do because it feels like it was so long ago already! I think it was actually only six weeks or so. Boy time moves quick. This week would have been the perfect opportunity to catch up and do some of this stuff. I’ve pretty much done nothing but cough and grumble and lie around in bed with a book I can’t seem to focus on and my laptop which I’ve spent endless hours on yet achieved nothing. Being sick actually kinda sucks! Now I’m feeling almost totally better, albeit still fairly low on energy I’m annoyed that I actually did NOTHING all week. I’m not really comfortable with the “I needed to rest” thing because I have stuff to do!! Oh well, I guess I’m all rested up for an unbelievably busy week ahead. So just to make myself feel better I’ll get a few more of these pics up!

Some random sign way up on a building Cobus spotted. I really, really like it. I guess that’s where it all starts.

I found these shorts just out of Shenzen China on a street stall for about $3au. I could have bartered and probably gotten them for 50c but who cares! They are elasticised at the waist and puff out at the back in a fashion that would best accommodate some sort of diaper. Lucky I don’t actually care about what is flattering and what isn’t. This should be obvoius by the several puffy and awkward layers I have piled upon myself here. I’m not sure what was going on. The most stylish element of this outfit was the soles which had separated themselves from my actual shoes. They went in the bin that night.

I felt kinda dirty shopping at chain stores such as H&M and Forever 21 but I can’t help it! I love them! I do kinda hope we never have them here. It will spoil my fun. I always look forward to mega shopping sprees at these places for a pittance.¬†

Shirt: Nikki Fashions, Tank: American Apparel, Shorts: Street market, Shoes: Rubi, Necklace: Diva,

Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Bag: Givenchy


Tourists Swarm To See Your Face.

The past month and a bit has been an absolute whirlwind! I didn’t realise how long it had actually been since I’d used this thing until I caught a look at the massive backlog of photos sitting on my desktop. Oops!

So…. I guess I’ll just get a few out so I feel like I’m sharing.We spent a couple of weeks in Hong Kong and China a few weeks ago now and much to my surprise I think Hong Kong is my favourite travel destination. I wasn’t expecting it but I just love it. I think I’ll be needing to head back there in the not so distant future. Me, who usually loathes hot weather, even totally loved the climate. Hot, sticky and overcast. Maybe I am getting old? Apparently that’s what happens!

I’m not even sure where to start with pics so I’m just slapping them all down. Not one for order!

The ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. I am looking¬†slightly uneasy as I didn’t pack my kwells. Yup. I’m one of those sea sickness people. Luckily it was a quick ride!

Unsurprisingly, Trendyland wasn’t all that trendy. Bummer.

Super awesome, tacky girly shoes. Love these places.

Look at that hideous thing in the window. How can you not love these places!

I was always easy to find. I was the only person with pink hair. Bonus!

Total chaos in the streets but everyone seems to get where they need to go without the stress.

Shoes!!! All small too. Definitely wins points with me!

Dress: Nikki Fashion, Shoes: Rubi (I destroyed these in about 3 days), Earrings: Diva, Necklace: Vintage, Sunglasses: Ray- Ban, Bag: Sportsgirl

Cobus had a suit made up by famous Hong Kong tailors at Mr Simpson Sin. These guys were AMAZING to watch. They whip up bespoke suits in just hours. Being a textiles student even the idea of drawing and cutting a pattern in hours is mind boggling. Even more impressive is that Cobus only needed one fitting. It was perfect first fit. Wow. Oh, and did I mention that it’s seriously cheap?!

I was really wishing I was a guy and needed a suit. So many beautiful fabrics.

Again more measuring. We actually heard of this place on Anthony Bourdains Layover show. Kinda embarrassing but the best advice I’ve ever gotten from a travel program. It was very touristy of us given there are dozens of these tailors lining the streets. I’m a fan of tried and true though so I’d recommend Simpson Sin to anyone.