That's right. Halloween!
I am am still in Hong Kong, waiting for my flight tickets to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam. While waiting, I can enjoy stying in Hong Kong. Comming from Germany you get 90 days here, I could stay for another two and a half months if I wanted :)
Even after a week, I didn't change my opinion about Hong Kong. It's still as great as the first day. I got quite lucky to arrive here and be able to spend Halloween. It's quite big here, and because Asian people love fun, everybody is dressed up in a costume, a lot of party!
Since everything is equal, I been unlucky as well, and the lens of my camera broke just before we arrived at the biggest Halloween festival in the city. I have no idea how it happened. Anyway, I came back from the Nikon store in TaiKoo, where they fixed it within an hour for only 200 HKD. Anyhow.. This whole hassle with the Lens got me thinking about buying a new lens, and eventhough they fixed it I couldn't resist and got myself my christmas present already :D
A Nikkor 50mm 1.4D lens, for about 100€ less then in Germany. It actually made a lot of sense buying it here. A great lens for portraits. I think Vietnamese People like pictures even more then Chinese people, so I will have a lot of opportunuties to make pictures of people there.
So well, I planned to spend the evening with John, first going up the peak, showing him the Symphony of lights, having diner and then making pictures of people on the Halloween Festival. John is a fellow Couchsurfer surfing Harriets couch.
The peak is a high tower built on one of the mountains "behind" Hong Kong. You have the most beautiful view on the city from the top. It's not free but toally worth it. Also, I am usually not the kind of guy who is into buying souvenirs from different movies, but this one shop just made me go crazy. BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP ltd.. A restaurant and whole store about Forrest Gump, can there be a better shop?
Shirts with line slike "My mama said I am special", "Shit happens", "Life is a like a box of pralines, you never know what's inside". So awesome :D
Conclusion: The peak is awesome as well. Afterwards we had a little dinner, and headed to Lan Kwei Fong, Hong Kong's biggest party district where Halloween would be the biggest. And Indeed it was. Thousands of people. Hundreds of people in costumes, loud music, party! To be honset, it were a little too many people, but hey, it's still china, right?
I'm going to point out the obvious.. Our lenses was hunting for Hong Kong girls! :)
Enjoy the pictures.
I was listening to Katy Perry - Last Friday Night while writing this, obviously I am in party mood