Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hong Kong Visa Run

Due to an internal issue at the school I was working at, I was forced to make a VISA run.  For those of you not in the loop as to what this "VISA run" means, the idea is quite simple.  First, you have to leave a country, usually for at least a day, and then you come back into said country under a different VISA.  I had the opportunity to visit a few friends from college who live in Hong Kong.  Up to this point, my understanding of Hong Kong was based on some fictionalized history novels and a few bad action movies, so I was quite new to the whole experience.  To say the least, I was quite blown away by the beauty that is Hong Kong.
Hong Kong must be what photographers dream about when they go off to sleep.  When they pray to the Gods of photography (St. Daguerre or what-have-you), they must hope to be reborn in Hong Kong.  With the mixture of mountains, the chaos of the streets, the cold blue water, and the skyscrapers all thrown together into the same frame, it is hard to resist snapping a million photos.  I tried my best to just stick to a few that I thought turned out well and told the story of my trip.  Sadly, I am by no means a good photographer, but if you are looking for someone who actually can take photos and lives in Hong Kong - check out his work.

The bus drivers in Hong Kong take the corners so fast that they have their own bar to hold on to.  This was right after he almost hit a lady walking across the street.  Homie ain't messing around!

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