Recently, Blondie and I were lucky enough to get back to China for a quick ten-day trip. Despite all of the trade wars, real wars, and so-called bad feelings between the US and our friends in the East, we were welcomed into the country as warmly as ever. Click through to read more about our trip and peep a few pretty pictures…
Travelling super long distances by air takes a special kind of patience, so it is surprising that I even leave the house let alone fly halfway around the Earth. However, in the end, travelling to far off places keeps one centered, curious, and, most importantly, Tolerant.
Due to some scheduling issues we had the pleasure of spending a 12-hour layover at the Hong Kong airport before finally flying to Dalian, China. The delay gave us time to make the above time-lapse as well as abuse our lounge privileges (all the finger sandwiches and club soda are ours upon entry). Unfortunately we were unable to go and enjoy a bit of the city during our layover due to a level 3 typhoon warning – regardless, we made the best of our time.
Once we finally did make it to Dalian it was late but friends were waiting for us outside customs and we were whisked away to our hotel where we took our first shower in over a day and a half.
This was a working trip for Blondie so I had my days and some of my nights free to roam around Dalian and point cameras at things. Since we were staying near Xing Hai Square I was able to shoot the beach and the little amusement park near the water. Here are a few of my favorites…
One of the evenings that Blondie worked late I walked over to the amusement park for some long exposure shots – the park was virtually empty and I shot a metric s__t-ton of photos – here are a few of the keepers.
The best part of visiting Dalian is that we get to see a lot of the friends we met when we lived there a few years back. When we are in Boston, Blondie and I rarely stay out past 23:00 but when we meet up with these folks we sometimes see the sunrise.
That’s your boy up there representing on the Sake Bomb Challenge.
It is always sad to leave friends behind but when a long weekend of laziness in Hong Kong is next on the itinerary, well, one gets over the sadness pretty damned quick.
When Blondie and I were living in China we would often escape to Hong Kong to get a taste of the West and relax amongst 7.4 million of our closest friends. This trip wasn’t any different – we rested, we shopped, we shot photos, and we spent a lot of time at our favorite bar – the Lobster Bar at the Island Shangri La. I bought a new wide-angle lens before we left the states so now you have to look at all my weird-aspect photos – here are a few of my favorites.
There you have it, my friends. Besides a bit of shopping, drinking, and shooting we spent our time watching the beginning of the World Cup (Go
Germany Mexico Japan England Croatia Shit!) and relaxing in bed – a fine end to a perfect trip abroad. Stay tuned for our next adventure, and, most importantly, be kind, be cool, and go see the world.
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