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Travel Log: Hong Kong in June Part 2

 Did you see yesterday's post about my Stella & Dot Giveaway and Virtual Trunk Show this week?  I'm partnering with my longtime BFF Sheila of She is Lovely and my friend Laine Cena to promote Laine joining the Stella & Dot family of stylists.  We have a fantastic giveaway running this week, and a virtual trunk show that I encourage you to check out this week to take advantage of the June Dot Dollars promotion.  For every $50 you spend, you get $25 to use on your next purchase!  There are so many pretty pieces to choose from, so check out the virtual trunk show this week to stock up.

 Today I also want to share with you more photos from my recent Asia trip.  We left off with my first few days in Hong Kong in Traveling the World: Hong Kong.  Check out the photos below from the rest of my week in this densely-packed and bustling city.

 First up is a view of the Hong Kong skyline from the Kowloon side after getting off the Star Ferry.  The Star Ferry shuttles people across the harbor every 8-12 minutes depending on the time of day, and only costs about $1 US dollar.  It's a great way to check out the views from either side!


Another view of the Hong Kong skyline with the iconic Shanghai Bank Building in the center - it's not the tallest building, but the geometric design really stands out.

This view is of the Kowloon side from the Star Ferry terminal in Wan Chai.  The little green and white ferry there is the Star Ferry!


While in Hong Kong, I had to get some xiao long baos (pork dumplings with soup inside) and sheng jian baos (pan fried pork dumplings)!  These are my two favorite types of Chinese dumplings!



Saturday was my free day to shop, and I walked from my hotel in Wan Chai to Causeway Bay, which only took about ten minutes.  The downtown area of Hong Kong is very walkable and safe, which I like.  Check out my shopping haul from Causeway Bay below!  These items will definitely be on the blog in the near future  ;)


One tourist attraction that a person has to do if they visit Hong Kong is to take the cable car up to Victoria Peak.  It runs every 15 minutes or so, and can sometimes have really long lines.  I first tried to go around 5 PM on Wednesday and the line was over three hours long!  I came back Friday evening a little after 7 PM, and only waited about 30 minutes.  Perfect timing!  I reached the top just before 8 PM, when there is a light show every night from the big buildings below the Peak.  It had been raining all day, but miraculously cleared up a bit in the evening - check out the view below.


Of course, I had to get a photo with me in it...proof I was actually there.


 Friday night was my last night in Hong Kong, and my coworker and I decided to spring for a nine-course Teppanyaki dinner on Lockhart Road, not far from the hotel.  It was so much food, and I loved watching the chef prepare everything on the table in front of me!  The first couple of courses were a salad and salmon teriyaki, then they served this delicious piece of salmon with crispy skin.


Next up was the biggest jumbo shrimp I have ever seen in my life.  The chef showed it to us whole, then cut it apart and grilled it, covering everything with a butter-wine sauce.  This was my favorite dish of the night!


Next up was squid.  I'm not the biggest fan of squid, but this was grilled perfectly and was delicious.  The ends you can see are nicely charred...yummms.


Here we have a wagyu beef roll, made by taking a thin piece of wagyu beef and rolling up onion and green onion inside.  It was quickly seared and then served on toast.


I know this may look like just fried rice, but it was also made on the grill in front of us and was so tasty.  Along with the rice, we were served miso soup and grilled cabbage for the final course.  I was so stuffed, but it was a great meal to end a busy week of working in Hong Kong.


After Hong Kong, I hopped up to Shanghai for the second week of my work trip.  More to come on Shanghai later.  Thanks so much for reading and don't forget to enter our giveaway and shop our virtual trunk show.  Thanks so much for reading!

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