September 21, 2013

A Trip to Big Buddha - Hong Kong, China


I had the amazing opportunity to travel to China for work, where we met with manufacturers, toured factories, reviewed new product for Spring 2014, and worked alongside a talented design team for future product.  It was an incredible learning experience both professionally and personally, as my eyes and mind were opened to so many new things.  My favorite thing about travel is the new perspective you gain on life, along with an appreciation for other cultures.  China is a very beautiful country.  
Hong Kong is a very large city with a crazy skyline of building after building.  We had a free morning one day, so we ventured to see The Big Buddha.  You take a tram over the water, across the lushest scenery, and drop off at the very top of a mountain where there is a Buddhist monastery.  It was so beautiful, and SO hot!  I was shedding the layers I wore that day, and sweating more than I ever have in any place I've visited.  The humidity felt like it was at 100%.  But seeing Big Buddha was definitely worth the uncomfortableness.  He stands tall, and sits with his legs crossed, arm raised, and delivers a blessing to all who visit.  This was definitely one of my favorite experiences from the trip.  

40 comments:

Ashley said...

What an amazing opportunity and experience! These pictures are beautiful, so jealous!!

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Hanna Lei said...

This looks beautiful -Hanna Marie

Nadja said...

Wow, looks amazing! The Buddah seems like he wants to say hi with his hand like waving^.^

Stephanie X said...

Wow, amazing photos!
xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

Amynath said...

It is a wonderful opportunity. Loving the snaps of the trip xx

Parlor Girl said...

How lucky you are to have such an amazing opportunity! So Cool!!!
Your pics are incredible!!!

XO Barbie
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Shannon Kerns said...

What a wonderful opportunity. I just love the big Buddah. Great pictures.

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Nieszka said...

oh fun! looks like you had a great time. im sure it's way different over there! my boyfriend is half-chinese, from his dad's side (his dad was from hong-kong) so my bf would love to go visit there someday!

Sparkle & Chic

Nadine said...

This looks AWESOME! I've been to China, but never Hong Kong - I'd love to visit.

Sarah Williamson said...

Hey Katie!

Saw your post and had to comment -- last week I participated in a vendor show in North Carolina and there was an Origami Owl booth! I went by to enter their drawing and saw the catalog with your picture on it. I totally had an "I know her!" moment! Haha.

It looks like you had fun in China! It's such a special place. I was fortunate enough to visit a few years back and it was truly life-changing. I had to smile when you mentioned it being so hot -- I completely agree! I was shocked at just how SCORCHING it was in the cities.

Also -- loving your new blog design. Makes me want to work on mine some :)

Hope you have a great week,

Sarah
www.sweetandsavorylife.com

Veronica said...
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Veronica said...

I'm curious to know if you felt safe in China? Could a girl travel there alone? It might be on my list of places to go to in the future. I am in the process of blogging my last portion of my two month trip in Europe! Let's just run away together and photograph the world! ;)
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Sofia Donatelli said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

These pictures are beyond beautiful! Hope you had a wonderful time!

Lauren,
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Mary said...

Nice idea. Very creative

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petal and plume said...

wow, what incredible photos! your blog is lovely!
xx

jennieandhusband said...

pretty pictures!

Bridget said...

SO awesome. what a cool trip. and great shorts too!

Bren Yule said...

How exciting and wonderful for you! I can't wait to see what is in store for spring!

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