Foto Friday: Aqua Luna in the Sparkling Victoria Harbour

Foto Friday: Aqua Luna in the Sparkling Victoria Harbour

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.

This week’s photo is of the Aqua Luna in the Sparkling Victoria Harbour.

Hong Kong will elicit sensory overload from just about anyone who is unsuspecting– the lights, the smells, the sounds.

At first the city can be a little intimidating with its densely packed streets, fluorescent lights and cultural idiosyncrasies, but that feeling quickly dissolves away as you stand in awe at your surroundings. It’s the epitome of ‘East meets West’ and the perfect introduction to East Asia.

The name Hong Kong directly translates to “fragrant harbor”, so don’t be surprised when you find yourself being drawn to the vibrant harbor downtown.  It is, after all, where Hong Kong’s world-class skyline can be seen.

Said to be one of the best skylines in the world, it’s one of the best places to sit back and fully absorb the culture and beauty of Hong Kong.

Merely sitting on the steps at the promenade is nice, but the best way is to take it all in and surround yourself with it. Every day the Aqua Luna, a traditional-styled junk takes cruises, although I really recommend one of their nighttime ones.

I couldn’t think of a better way to spend time taking in the sights and sounds of the harbor. As the sun goes down and those lights turn on, shimmering across the water, I guarantee you’ll fall in love.

Hong Kong

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12 Comments

  1. June 23, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Have been to Victoria Harbor to see the laser show.. brilliant pic..& I love the place..

    • Beth Williams
      September 28, 2014 / 10:44 am

      The laser show is fun but a bit over-hyped … I love just strolling along the promenade though to admire the skyline peacefully!

  2. June 13, 2014 / 7:14 am

    ohhh so sparkly!!! love it

    • Beth Williams
      September 28, 2014 / 10:43 am

      One of the most sparkly skylines EVER!

  3. June 8, 2014 / 12:41 am

    Wonderful photo! The red on the mast really just pops out at you

    • Beth Williams
      June 25, 2014 / 5:44 am

      It really does pop, doesn’t it?

  4. June 7, 2014 / 11:10 am

    Amazing photo Beth! I really want to go to Hong Kong, like right now!

    • Beth Williams
      September 28, 2014 / 10:43 am

      That’s what I’ve been saying every day since I left!

  5. June 7, 2014 / 1:48 am

    Beth, That is a gorgeous night shot, and I love the perspective. Won’t you be coming to Europe soon?

    • Beth Williams
      September 28, 2014 / 10:43 am

      Thanks Corinne! And yes, I was in Europe earlier this summer. Time certainly flew by!

  6. June 7, 2014 / 1:23 am

    Seriously, great photo! I really am going to need to get over there for some time on a Junk.

    • Beth Williams
      September 28, 2014 / 10:42 am

      Thanks Greg, and yes, you do!