Lucky coincidences I’ve met in Hong Kong

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Lucky coincidences I’ve met in Hong Kong

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We travelers love coincidences, right? At least a good one.  Some say like in a movie “You know I hate surprises.” But I never met one in real life.

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Serendipity. It is my motto of travel. Travel is a huge pile of Serendipity, and we all making it higher.

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Now, I introduce you some of my best serendipity I’ve met in Hong Kong.

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1. Cable car to nowhere

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Buddha’s birthday of 2010 is not very sunny. I expected dazzling sunshine of Hong Kong but it was not there. However because of that I’ve met some lucky coincidences.

Like I always say, there’s no law for travel in great weather only. What is great, really?

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World’s biggest sitting Buddha is in Hong Kong. Second day, cable car to Buddha is on my first place to go. Ngong Ping 360 Cable car is connecting to Giant Buddha and Ngong Ping village. It was little foggy day but Giant Buddha! Can’t give up to meeting with him.

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Beautiful Lantau Island

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Have you ever been on a complete white space, feels like floating?  This is my exotic experience of cable car to nowhere, or heaven of you will.

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Cable car to.. where?

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It stared okay. Beautiful Lantau island was there, pretty little airport looked great, and beach I wanted to see. But it was getting whiter.. what happen?

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I know it was a kind of foggy day but not this much! We were heading toward to giant white thing! Oh no..

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Fog! oh no..

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Then I experienced the most mysterious thing. Can you imagine you just floating in this massive fog? It was a cable car with 4 side of window. Imagine. No slight silhouette of anything. It was a literally cable car to nowhere.

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There could be anything end of that rope.

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Cable car ride was about 15 mins. We spend about 10 mins in the fog. How would you feel? It was the most exotic thing I’ve ever met. It was totally blew my mind!!

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Ngong Ping cable car has a Crystal car too, it’s your choice. Pay 50HK more to experience Crystal cable car. We were too terrified to take one but at that moment I thought it would be so much better in a Crystal cable car in this complete fog.

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Who could experience this such thing?

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2. Chace to take my favorite photography among all Hong Kong pictures.

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Part 1.

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This continues with cable car to nowhere.

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As soon as we got off the cable car we could feel mist through whole body. Everything we saw is blurry shaped. When you not clean your camera lenses or wearing steamed up glasses.  But on the way of Ngong Ping viallage, I could capture the favorite picture I took in Hong Kong.

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Buddha I know you are there. Happy Birthday!

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All the decorations, it shine with lanterns probably. Pastel color decorations are quite impressive. Lotus lantern of Korea is usually primary color, like red, green, or yellow. These pastel tone decorations were looking very lovely with this fog.

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Lovely decorations for Buddha

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Thank you for making me have my moment.

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Now I wonder at this point, is this what people live in England feels many days a year? I’ve heard England is a master of fog, if you are an English then you have to watch the weather cast before you climb! 🙂

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Part 2.

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Second moment related to fog happened when I was on Star Ferry.

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It was the most touristic thing I’ve done in Hong Kong, and the view was amazing.

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Skyscraper of Hong Kong. We heard of it once in a while, right? Wonderful thing about Hong Kong skyline is every building is very unique. (This is coming from my other article. Hole that thought!)

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So Star ferry started to move, it just just short ride to Hong Kong island.

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Look at the sky!

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Look at the tallest building! Tip of this building is in the cloud right now. And all the lights made sky so .. indescribable.

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Looks like UFO was hovering over Hong Kong.

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From Hong Kong island, from wider view, it became more beautiful.

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Hong Kong Skyscraper.

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Look at the buildings under the sky. Top tip of two tall buildings are absorbed in the sky.

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It is like very unique sunset.

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Hong Kong skyscraper, beautiful no matter what!

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Part 3.

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On our way to Star Ferry, a guy ask Meghan about on the way to the market. During that time I looked up, and there it was. A shot of the day.

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The moment.

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Beautiful, don’t you think?

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3. Shopping spree in the grocery store

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When Meaghan visited my place, we looked my travel album and she saw my love toward to Weetbix. As soon as I arrived at her place in Hong Kong she handed a box of weetbix to me! I was so happy. You could not imagine.

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Another unique coincidence I’ve met in Hong Kong happened in grocery store.

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Under influence of ruled by England, Hong Kong has mixed culture, race and architecture. You can see that in a grocery stores too. You can find many English products and western food. I knew the relationship between England and Hong Kong but never expected found Western life style in Hong Kong.

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There you are!

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Backpacking through New Zealand and cook myself the whole trip makes me craving for lots of foods, especially Weetbix. I bought a box after box, eat for breakfast every morning. We do have plenty of serial but weetbix is special, and impossible to find. Then we reunited at Hong Kong! Who knew?

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That’s not all. Cadbury chocolate! You may remember my trip to Cadbury factory. I am not a sweet tooth. I don’t eat candy. But Cadbury factory tour changes me. I still don’t eat a lot but I miss them sometimes. Unique collection of Cadbury chocolate. Hm~

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Cadburys!

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I got white chocolate, which is the best I’ve ever tasted from grocery store and one from Meaghan, Rocky road, and Mars bar. Still it is not the same collection I’ve seen in New Zealand but it is more than I expected. All these junk food can resolve my stresses. Unhealthy? Oh who cares! 🙂

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Another thing.. can’t miss this.

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Fish and chips

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Recognize? I’m proudly say I reunited with fish and chips in Stanely, the least and the best Hong Kong-y place in Hong Kong.

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The best one I had was in a middle of no where during driving North island of New Zealand. There is no descent chip in Korea, so you can imagine how happy I was. This giant plate made me super happy.

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Talk about junk food.. I confess. I’m writing with Cadbury white chocolate, ‘dream’ on it.

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Even  after confrontation of fog, I realized again, I am such a traveler. I don’t get board easily. I have ability to make everything productive. In my opinion this is a very good quality for a traveler.

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Short trip to Hong Kong. I have so much fun, have done and seen many, most of all I feel I am growing with all these experiences.

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My unique way of enjoy Hong Kong. Loved it!

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*Very typical Hong Kong experience.. comming up! Tune in. 🙂

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Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .

23 Comments

  1. vewe says:

    HongKong… one of my fave cities and Foggy days… are my fave as well!

    The feeling of being immersed into the massive white fog, it’s wonderful, experienced it in HK (not in the Lantau Island but on the peak) and also in SF.
    I like the #4 photo 🙂

  2. Lilian says:

    Your cable car ride reminds me of my own ride at Genting Highlands in Malaysia. I couldn’t see a thing too.. It was like heading towards the clouds! Very lovely… But also a little scary because you can’t see where you are heading to!

    • Juno says:

      @Lilian

      Haha I know!! I didn’t mention it but it is kind of terrifying too. We talked about we will never know if this falling or ran into somehing. Haha but it is like life, right? 🙂

  3. The lotus lanterns/decorations are so beautiful… ethereal and surreal in the fog… 🙂

    • Juno says:

      @Kenny

      it looks great, isn’t it? Can’t imagine what it looks like at night or shiny day. It looks like made for being in a fog 🙂

  4. ciki says:

    i LOVE your shot of the day!! and the fog.. the magical fog.. sigh .. 😉

  5. Meaghan says:

    You liked the fog??! Ugh…
    Can you believe every day since you left 80 degrees, sunny, and perfect beach weather. I hate nicole kidman…

    • Juno says:

      Haha stupid sun….. And her!! I love Keith Urban but I gotta hate her! We shouldve not talked about her. LOL!! Yes fog was not bad. A bit of heart broken but What can I do? 🙂 I can be somewhere sunny with you! In the future. Let’s go somewhere under influence of super sun! 🙂 hehe

  6. Arlene says:

    What a trip that must have been! I think it must have been tough going up in the fog. I get weirded out even driving behind a truck because I can’t see what is ahead. Imagine being in that little cable car and not having any idea what is going on.
    Your photos are amazing. You have a very artistic eye. Beautiful.

    • Juno says:

      @Arlene

      Thanks! And yes, it has been. 🙂 Wonderful trip! Fog was extraordinary. And yes.. it was little terrifying since we could not see a thing out there, frighten to bump into something.. but hey. I’m okay! 🙂
      Thanks for compliment on my photos. It means a lot to me.. 🙂

  7. ok, i learnt that now.. i will start looking UP! cheers sweetie pie!

  8. I love HK! And I also took the cable car to the Tian Tan Buddha. Lucky for me, the day was bright, even a little sunny. I took some awesome photos, hehe.. That fog is really a bit surreal. Did you scream when you saw it “eating” you? Hehe.. and the HK skyline photo: Simply amazing. I love the view and especially the WTC skyscraper, it’s amazing. Sure you need to finish the post with the most beautiful part of your HK trip: Your gorgeous self, Juno. Thanks so much for that ^_^

    • Juno says:

      @MKL

      Oh did you get the picture? Is it on your blog? Should check that out… hehe
      Well, I think he knew I was there. 🙂
      Skyline was beautiful. What amazing was the buildings are all very unique. Artistic buildings!! That amazes me. That explains why skyline is sooo beautiful, right?

      Thanks for all compliments!:) You are always so generous.. hehe

  9. My trip was in 2009 and at that time I didn’t blog a lot, especially not about traveling. I wrote one post about HK (Go to my blog, second linkbar, click Hong Kong, there you’ll find it). I plan to blog about HK more some time in the future, it deserves some good posts 🙂

  10. Andrew says:

    Off to Hong kong next month! I think I’ll try and find the giant Buddha! I’ll be hoping for sun but won;t be disappointed with a big of fog….

  11. Melvin says:

    Cable car into nowhere… Great title & great photo!
    I also really like the skyline pics!

  12. LeslieTravel says:

    I love going into supermarkets in foreign countries. It’s fun seeing how some of the products are the same and others are different! Great photos, as usual 🙂

  13. Keith says:

    Haha! I can imagine how magical it felt ascending into the clouds! The weather was unbelievably clear when I was there. You can see my photos to see what the Big Buddha really looks like. Hehe… 🙂

  14. Charu says:

    Juno! I just tweeted about why I love my corner store deli—CADBURY!!!! So funny and now I read your post. I am obsessed with anything by Cadbury. And yes I love the Cable Car leading to nowhere 🙂

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