Thursday, October 28, 2010

vacation photos

I'm the laziest vacation photographer in the world. Well, not really. I love taking photos while I'm ON vacation. I just don't have the energy after I come BACK from vacation to upload all the photos, go through them to delete any blurry ones, then crop the good ones and upload them onto Flickr.

As many of my regular blog readers know, at the end of September, I travelled to Hong Kong with my husband, sister and brother-in-law for a two-week trip (with a short excursion to Tokyo).

Tokyo at night
Ginza district at night, Tokyo, Japan

My friends, co-workers and family have all been bugging me to get something, ANYTHING online to share with them, so I finally managed to get a few shots up onto my Flickr site.

I actually have 2 Flickr accounts, in case anyone wants to add me as a contact (and I'll return the favour). pandacubcafe is the account I use to show off all the lovely things I've made for my pandacub shop. My newer account, sc_wanderlust, is more just vacation and personal photos. I've been slowly moving my personal photos from pandacubcafe to sc_wanderlust, but, as I said, I'm pretty lazy when it comes to Flickr (trying to change that!)

A cleansing pool outside a temple, Tokyo, Japan

Nan Lian Garden
Nan Lian Garden, Hong Kong

Anyhow, I had an absolutely AMAZING two weeks in Hong Kong and Japan and wish it were much longer. As you'll be able to see in my photos, there was a lot of eating and good food to be had.

I used to go to Hong Kong almost every other year when I was younger, but I haven't been back for over 15 years and it was by husband's first time there. It was also both our first times in Tokyo, which was really cool.

Hong Kong harbour
The iconic Star Ferry with Hong Kong island in the background

I've only been back for less than a month but I'm already daydreaming about our next trip! Although, I must admit, we'll probably choose somewhere that's a little closer to home - those long-haul flights are just a pain in the butt (literally!).

To see more of my vacation photos, visit my sc_wanderlust Flickr account, or click Hong Kong or Tokyo.

Hong Kong at night
The Hong Kong skyline at night, as seen from the Kowloon side, Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


My 2-week vacation/trip to Hong Kong and Tokyo was FABULOUS! I still need to upload my photos and sort through them, and I plan on sharing some of my trip right here on this blog, but I'm suffering from jetlag so have been slower than usual.

I got home early, early Sunday morning and was back to work today, so my body is suffering pretty badly. I'm wide awake when I should be in bed and during the day I get very exhausted and my eating pattern is out of whack too (Hong Kong is 12 hours ahead so my body is totally mixed up).

*sigh* I'm hoping to be back on this blog regularly in a few days with lots of great photos and fun travel stories!