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Weekend Trip to Hong Kong: Day 1

Hey everyone~
By now, my blog posts are absolutely not in chronological order anymore, I hope you don't mind.
But as I spend the last weekend in Hong Kong, and I made so many good memories, I just want to write them down as soon as possible.

I booked my flight with Hong Kong Airlines, and i'm not really sure if i should recommend them. Our flight to Hong Kong was delayed, but then again they have the cheapest flights. Also their movie selection is great.

We took off from Taipei around 1PM, and by the time we arrived in Hong Kong, took the bus to the city, found our hostel and had prepared to go out, it was already dark. Hong Kong looks absolutely stunning as soon as the sun sets, there's so many lights.

Our hostel was located in Mong Kok, right near Mong Kok station so it was a super convenient area to stay in. Lots of shopping malls~

As we planned to watch the Symphonie of Lights later on that evening, we decided to set out to Tsim Sha Tsui a bit earlier and search for some dinner.

Or course we opted for some Bubble Tea to go along with our meal.
Verdict: tastes very different from Taiwanese bubble tea, much sweeter.
Also the pearls were so big that it was impossible to suck them through the straw.

We had the most delicious spring rolls I ever had in my entire life~
They're SO good!

And of course, we had some delicious Dim Sum too.

We were in Hong Kong from November 13th to 15th, and there were so many Christmas-y things already. They even put christmas hats on the Exo cardboards at Nature Republic.

Saw those cute Lipsticks on Display at Watsons, but I wasn't able to find them anywhere inside the store unfortunately. I love Cardcaptor Sakura, and the tiny book is actually a blush!

Around 7.30PM, we headed over to the Big Clock tower as the lightshow would start at 8PM and we still wanted to take photos before that.

If you ever visit Hong Kong, make sure to see the Symphonie of lights.
I have seen it 4 years ago already (and it's still the same), but it's definitely a nice way to enjoy the gorgeous Skyline, and it's free too.

 As we planned to meet up with friends around 10PM, we just walked around the area for a bit and discovered this gorgeous place, apparantly set up in honor of HongKong Disneyland's 10th year anniversary.

We met up with some friends that we knew from Taipei later, and they took us for Hong Kong style desserts.
There were so many to chose from~
We got some Watermelon Sago, Mango Coconut...something, Sesame soup with sweet sticky rice and some sticky rice cakes, all of it really delicious.

As my travel partner was still hungry afterwards, we got some spicy fish balls that were really delicous. In Taipei, we're used to spicy food not actually being spicy, but those fish balls were super spicy. As it was quite late in the evening already, the woman who sold them gave us more than usual.
So one person ended up eating 30 fish balls by herself :D

That's it for my first day in Hong Kong~
Hope you enjoyed this post, it ended up a bit longer than i intended it to.

Have you ever been to Hong Kong, or would you like to go?
Please tell me in the comments below!


Taiwan Travel Diary #24: Taipei LGBT Pride 2015 台灣同志遊行

Hey everyone~
I'm finally back to blogging!
The past few weeks have been very busy so I haven't really gotten the time to sit down and write about my experiences here. I really need to get myself to blog a lot more~

So todays post will be a more recent one, about this years LGBT Pride at Taipei last Saturday.
Taipei celebrates Pride since 2003, and hosts Asias largest LGBT Pride.
This year had the most attendees so far, with 78,000 people attending.

Yes, almost 80,000 people were walking along the streets of Taipei last Saturday, displaying rainbows everywhere. If you live in a big city, those numbers might not sound like that much to you, but for me, that's amazing. The city I live in back in Germany doesn't even have it's own pride, yet alone such a big one! This year in Taipei has been the first time for me to attend an actual Pride, including walking with everyone.

I even made my own rainbow T-Shirt to go along with it (as I have no ideawhere to buy such items in Taipei)

Back to the pride:
I arrived around 12.30, as the parade would start at 2PM so that I would have some time to look around and take photos.
Not even 10 minutes after arriving I already had found the cutest pride attendant, no competition needed.

A Super-Shinu!
I saw so many cute dogs that day (of whom I mostly didn't manage to take photos of unfortunately) that I felt very, very happy.

I  also got free coffee, which was nice as I had barely slept the night before (being too excited for something isn't always that good)

There were several information booths of different organizations or stores set up.

Also the 'plants in your hair' trend slowly starts taking over Taiwan.

Onto a very important part of Pride:
As this years pride was held on Halloween, obviously there were many great costumes to be seen.
Like this fantastic Pokemon group.

Best Pikachu.

 There was a pink panther too, who we later saw running away from a few dogs.

Another highlight (for me): 
I finally got a chance to see Mr.Rich's CEO and former member of the awesome group Misster!

She's really really cool, and also tiny and adorable. I even got to take photos with her!

Also there were bubbles everywhere, which was nice.

Onto more photos of the parade~

British people showed their support too!

Before I end this photospam, here have a few photos of what might be the worlds best Sailor Moon group.

Hope you enjoyed this post!
The pride was really amazing and people were all super friendly. If you visit Taipei during Pride, make sure to go and show some support! You won't regret it.

Did you ever go to Taipeis Pride before, or any others? How was your experience?
Judging by there photos, would you like to go?
Tell me your opinion in the comments below!

Love, Lydia