Hong Kong Bokeh

30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Hong Kong

It’s not an exaggeration to say that my maiden voyage to Hong Kong six years ago inspired me to follow the advice of my blog name: I quit my job teaching English in Shanghai—and hit the road—less than a month afterwards.

But it’s also not a coincidence that I’ve used seafaring terminology to describe this period in my life. I was drifting then, not unlike the red-sailed junk boats of Victoria Harbour. And my first Hong Kong trip had been just as entropic, the way I bounced around the city drawing energy and inspiration from seemingly random nooks and crannies, like the Super Mario Brothers ramming their heads into bricks in search of magical coins.

Indeed, if there’s one thing that demarcates my recent second trip to Hong Kong from my first, it’s the idea of intent. I manifested many different intentions this time around, from seeing a wide range of specific attractions, to giving the people I met up with my full attention and presence, to giving my photography the time and patience it deserved.

(If the photos below make you want to book your own ticket to Hong Kong, I think I’ve succeeded at that last bit.)

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Miles of Happiness April 8, 2016 at 12:06 am

Ohhhh! Beautiful photos of my adoptive city!! <3

Julian April 21, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Great pictures! I’ convinced, Hong Kong just moved up the bucket list 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration

Robert Schrader May 2, 2016 at 6:59 am

Mission accomplished!

Robert Schrader May 2, 2016 at 7:03 am

That means a lot coming from you!

Miles of Happiness May 3, 2016 at 3:48 am

😉 love your pics!

HKfan May 6, 2016 at 12:45 am

Great pics, i’ve lived in HK for 19 years, and I don’t recognise where a few of these pictures are. A wonderful city to call home.

Brian Peach May 9, 2016 at 5:57 am

Which trail is that, with the Chinese-covered wooden pillars?

Henri Hung May 10, 2016 at 10:21 am

That is the Wisdom Path. The wooden pillars are carved with the words from the Heart Sutra. It’s not far from the Big Buddha.

Robert Schrader May 10, 2016 at 1:28 pm

The Wisdom Path

Robert Schrader May 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm

I bet! Jealous of you…

Robert Schrader May 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm

I love yours!

djole July 20, 2016 at 6:16 am

truly amazing pictures!!! I am going to HK next month and would like to take some cool pics. can you pls tell me which camera you use for taking pictures?

Robert Schrader July 20, 2016 at 1:10 pm

I use Nikon D750

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