Hong Kong Photos: A Sleepless Jetlag Photo Series

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Hong Kong Photos – A Jet Lag Series

UGH jet lag! When I went to Hong Kong in 2014 I had a very bad case of it. Every day I would wake up around 4 am. The first morning I lay in my hotel bed staring at the ceiling. Instead of laying there, I decided to get up and explore. I took along my camera and ended up shooting a lot of Hong Kong photos for this little album.




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On this trip to Hong Kong, I travelled with companions and we shared a hotel room. Since I couldn’t fall back asleep, rather than stay in bed, I quietly changed and snuck out of the room. I decided that I would wander the streets and shoot photos. The first morning I grabbed a coffee from my hotel on my way out. It was horrible and very expensive. The days following I decided to hunt for coffee as well.

**Note: Coffee shops don’t open until 8 am in Hong Kong. At least on the Kowloon side of the city. The only coffee I could find was my hotel at an exorbitant price or McDonald’s. And it wasn’t even McCafe but regular McD’s drip. Sad face.**

On the first morning, I woke up as the sun was rising. 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. Hong Kong is such a crazy, bustling city normally. It was amazing to see the empty streets. Safety at that hour wasn’t an issue for me and no one ever bothered me. There were barely any people in the streets. 

My Hong Kong Photos 

Avenue of Stars Hong Kong

Avenue of Stars on Kowloon side of HK

Bruce Lee - Hong Kong Photos

Bruce Lee statue on the Avenue of Stars in Kowloon

HK Art Museum

A reflective selfie outside of the HK Art Museum

Hong Kong Photos - Victoria Harbour Just after sunrise

After sunrise in Victoria Harbour looking towards HK Island from Kowloon

Travel Quote in empty East TST Station

A favourite travel quote inside empty East TST MTR Station

East TST Station

Just me and one other person at the MTR station

Salisbury Road

Salisbury Road before sunrise

Kaws Clean Slate sculpture

I was looking for coffee and found Kaws’ Clean Slate sculpture at Harbour City

Victoria Harbour before sunrise

Victoria Harbour before sunrise

Canton Road

Empty Canton Road in TST

Quiet road in TST

Another quiet road in TST

Nathan Road quiet

Nathan Road with a few more people stirring as I returned to my room around 6 am

Do you ever suffer from jetlag? What do you do? 

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