A Hong Kong Sleepless Night Photo Diary
Ughhhh jet lag!!! I had a nasty case of it when I when I went to Hong Kong in 2014. I would wake up at around 4 am and just lay in my hotel bed staring at the ceiling. Do you suffer from jet lag when you travel overseas? I found it most difficult with travel to and from Asia, not as bad going to and coming from Europe.
I was traveling with companions and sharing a room during this trip to Hong Kong. I didn’t want to wake them up, so I would quietly change and then head out of the hotel. I would wake up around the same time for most of my stay in Hong Kong so I decided that I would wander the streets and take photos. The first morning I grabbed a coffee from my hotel but it wasn’t very good and was pricey. The days following I decided to hunt for coffee.
**Note: Coffee shops don’t open till 8 am in Hong Kong, at least in Kowloon. The only coffee I could find was my hotel at an exorbitant price or McDonald’s, and not even McCafe but regular McD’s drip. Sad face.**
The first morning I woke up as the sun was rising but the other days it was still dark when I left the hotel. I felt horrible but I still enjoyed being out and about at this hour. It’s such crazy, bustling city and it was amazing to see empty streets. I wasn’t worried about wandering around by myself as a woman and I was never ever bothered by anyone.
Jet lag series: Hong Kong
Avenue of Stars on Kowloon side of HK
Bruce Lee statue on the Avenue of Stars in Kowloon
A reflective selfie outside of the HK Art Museum
After sunrise in Victoria Harbour looking towards HK Island from Kowloon
A favorite travel quote inside empty East TST MTR Station
Just me and one other person at the MTR station
Salisbury Road before sunrise
I was looking for coffee and found Kaws’ Clean Slate sculpture at Harbour City
Victoria Harbour before sunrise
Empty Canton Road in TST
Another quiet road in TST
Nathan Road with a few more people stirring as I returned to my room around 6 am