My dad and Tami had a wonderful visit in Okinawa. We snorkeled and saw a lot that even I had not seen yet. Turf and I spent the first year (completely my own fault) visiting the inner island sites and historical places on Okinawa. While my dad was here we were able to go up North to Nago, visit Sesoko Island and Minna Jima island for some snorkeling, head down South to the Okinawa Naval Underground Headquarters and Peace Prayer Park, check out American Village, go camping at Okuma, and eat some great food- maybe some of the most consistent food they had on their whole trip to Asia :)
The last leg of their journey was a 4 day stay in Hong Kong, and I of course couldn't pass up the opportunity to join them! Any excuse to travel!
The first day we took the Star Ferry over to Hong Kong Island. We stayed on the opposite side of Victoria Harbor in Kowloon at the Salisbury YMCA. Yes, YMCA! It had a gorgeous view of the harbor and the symphony of lights show.
My synopsis of Hong Kong: The skyline and views are incredible. There is so much to see and do, but honestly, after traveling around in Taipei, Tokyo, and Bangkok, the culture and things I'm seeing are very similar. Of course, there are differences, and I think Hong Kong was a great place to visit, but the highlight for me was definitely the skyline. Hong Kong has a great transportation system and has by far been the easiest for me to navigate. Lodging and food are out of this world expensive.
|View of Hong Kong from the Avenue of Stars|
Really though, those people had a talent for creating bouquets of artwork. The colors and smells of the fresh flowers was amazing.
|Tian Tin Buddha|
It was an amazing trip and I'm so glad I got to spend more time with my dad and Tami. Thank y'all for coming out to visit me in Asia! I can't wait to see you guys again!