2016 World Tour
Hong Kong and Shanghai, China


October 28th to November 3rd, 2016

Hong Kong was not as interesting as mainland China because of its Western roots. Hotels, restaurants and shopping seemed relatively familiar and it was easy to get around. Regardless, we had a fun time and all the tall buildings were impressive.

Below: Disneyland Hong Kong.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Below: Hong Kong is a vertical city with over 1,200 skyscrapers ... most of them residential apartment buildings. We went to the top of Victoria Peak at night and were treated to a fantastic view of the skyline.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Below: What goes up, must come down. And when they do, the streets are quite crowded.

Hong Kong

Below: The Nan Lian Garden is an oasis in the middle of the city.

Hong Kong

Below: We visited the 'Big Buddha' located at the Po Lin Monastery. This bronze Buddha stands 111-feet tall and sits impressively on top of a mountain. On the monastery grounds is an odd mix of monks, sacred cows and gift shops.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Below: To get to the Big Buddha we took a 3.5-mile-long cable car up the side of a mountain. Our car had a glass bottom and was not for the faint-of-heart.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Below: While in Hong Kong we flew to Shanghai, China for two days to visit the newest Disneyland (opened June, 2016). Disneyland Shanghai is huge, the rides are fun, and the enormous Cinderella Castle is really beautiful.

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Hong Kong ended our six-week visit to Asia. Next stop ... the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.