This is one of the busiest areas in Hong Kong. And Causeway Bay on a Sunday is something I will seriously avoid for the rest of my stay here. It is ridiculously packed, add the afternoon heat and it all compounded into a very disappointing weekend stroll.
I was hoping to stroll around Victoria Park since it’s just near my place and this is all I managed to take a shot of because from across the street, I can already see that people have already overflowed into the entrance. I was so disappointed, I never bothered crossing the street.
So I took a stroll on some other neighboring streets. There are camera shops around this area but I find them very pricey. Best prices are around Mong Kok and this one shop at Star House in Tsim Sha Tsui. And those shops with signs shouting at you, I stay away from them as reputable camera shops like Broadway and Fortress do not have shouting signs like this one. It’s probably just me, but I find shops like these rather sketchy.
And the highlight of my Sunday stroll was the Hogwarts Express Train on display at Times Square. I feel like a kid! But with the throng of people coming from all directions, I got bumped into several times and I just didn’t bother with them. I just snapped away.
The display is just a feast to the eyes and anyone who loves Harry Potter will really have field day here. I did! It took all my irritation away 😀
Since I can’t bother anyone to take my photo, I just snapped photos of people enjoying the train. Surprisingly, I had fun!
And amidst all the locals and tourists wanting a souvenir shot, this guy was busy doing some final painting retouches on the Hogwarts Express.
Now I’m so psyched to watch Harry Potter. First time to watch a movie alone. And this will be a personal feat as I haven’t dared a catch a movie by my lonesome (sometimes fab) self.
But I’m so looking forward to it 😉