Hong Kong, China, taken on December 30, 2016
Hong Kong, a place that never sleeps, is an extremely fast-paced society and an amazing place to observe the coming and going of people. One night I was travelling in the front row on the upper deck of a “ding ding” tram on Hong Kong Island. Here, at one point, the tram stopped to let the pedestrians cross the road.
Kunming, China, taken on December 23, 2016
Seagulls aren’t exactly a rare sight and contrarily, they are quite commonly seen in many places. However, seagulls in Kunming during the winter is a completely different sight. At the Green Lake, thousands of migrant red-beaked seagulls arrive for the winter, taking advantage of the warmth of Kunming. I had never seen so many seagulls in one place all at once, but here is one that I managed to get quite close to. Hi there!
Hong Kong, China, taken on December 31, 2016
Hong Kong is a wonderful place to travel, but it’s easy to get weary from the extremely fast pace of the city. On new year’s eve, I hopped on a mini-bus in Causeway Bay, one of the busiest areas of Hong Kong, and in 20 minutes arrived at Stanley, a touristy but much quieter place to enjoy my evening. The ambience of the entire place made me feel relaxed and I almost thought I wasn’t in Hong Kong anymore. Combined with a gorgeous sunset and magnificent night views, it was a perfect end to my 2016.
Hue, Vietnam, taken on December 27, 2015
A review of my past photos reveals some rather interesting shots that I had forgotten about, some candid and unintentional, like this one. I must have quickly snapped this photo of two ladies on a motorcycle in Vietnam as I was passing by, without noticing the expression on the face of the lady in the back. Captions, anyone?
Sapa, Vietnam, taken on December 31, 2015
The trek to Sapa involved stopping by a local’s home to see what rural Vietnamese life is like. It was the cold rainy season and we were shivering all over upon entering the house – should have joined the party around the fire! (See the original photo in colour.)