Last weekend I had to suddenly hop over to Hong Kong. I could only stay three days, but it was a great visit, amazing and rushed and shiny and hectic and delicious, I hope to go back! I visited markets, ascended and walked around Victoria Peak, crossed over on the Star Ferry during the Symphony of Lights, and had the best dim sum, crepes and sushi, but there was so much more I just didn’t have time to see, mountains and islands and fishing villages and crazy skyscrapers..! Here are some sketchbook images – the first shows Nan Lian Garden, built in Tang dynasty style:
I also visited Bird Street (of course):
I was lucky enough to meet up with my friend Diana, who has been in Hong Kong for some time and is just the loveliest. She and Michele took me out to eat dim sum and even let me stay on their sofa so that I could escape the terrible doom of staying at Chunking Mansions*! ( *A notorious place. Scary times.)
(Really, thank you so much!)
(I’m pretty sure those are all the technical names for the dim sum we ate.)
Here is Diana and Michele’s dog Lola, possibly the best tiny dog-cat-gremlin-bird-being in existence. She doesn’t bark, she chirrups. It’s amazing. You can’t get mad at her. She visited me on the sofa (actually she jumped onto my face, haha!) and it was great.
(<– for D. and M.)
I may not be able to post or reply for a bit, but I’ll be back in a week, maybe two! Maybe three. Erk.