Thursday, October 23, 2014

#TBT= My #ThrowbackTravels #25: Tian Tan Buddha, Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan buddha 
This was seen last weekend so it counts as a TBT right?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

nykeiko shops: Black or White. How about both? [Taiwan]

Each piece cost about $13 USD! 

I have been shopping in countless stores here in Taiwan. I have picked up several items that caught my eye and from the looks of it, I am currently into bold patterns in black and white. With a price tag between 350-390 nt (that's about $12-$13 USD) on most of these tops/dresses,  it's a no-brainer and all I have to think about is how I will style them. Most of these night market stores have a no try-on policy (on tops and dresses only) so all I can do is hold the piece up to my chest, stare at myself in the mirror and see whether I like it or not, or if it might be too small on me. All the items in the picture above have no size and so it's a one-size-fits-all type of deal. Tricky but most of the time, it works out for me.

I already wore two of the dresses (one dress became a top because it was way too short on me) in Hong Kong and tonight, I wore this top (below) which is a bit oversized but I absolutely love the pattern. I already know that it's going to be one of my favorite pieces to pair with dark skinny jeans for a casual day or night out.

I have about a week left of shopping and I'm going to try to add some color in the mix and more warm weather clothing!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

nykeiko travels: A century old journey in Hong Kong

From New York to Hong Kong, from one bustling city to another, I finally crossed Hong Kong off my travel bucket list.

During our four days stay in this eclectic city, we were pretty productive and feel like I could recommend some things to do and eat (oh my god, the food!) but one thing that made it to the top of the list is a ride on Hong Kong’s tramways. They are over a century old (just turned 110 years old this year) and pretty unique in the world. They are fully operated by electricity and run exclusively with double-decker trams making them a really fun and unique ride.  Oh, and the fare is darn cheap too (30 cents USD!) What was meant to be a 5-stop ride to our destination, turned out to be a full-hour ride from east to west and back to Central.

Riding on these trams is almost like time travel as you are riding the same routes taken by the trams back in the early 1900s.

Of course, everything around it has changed so it’s just incredible that with all the new mode of transportations available, the tramways are still heavily utilized.

Here’s a video (thanks to Instagram’s Hyperlapse app) I took of my journeys on the Tram:

Thanks for stopping by xx

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hello from Hong Kong!

There is a lack of posts on my part because I'm traveling! I was in Taiwan for a few days and currently in Hong Kong with my parents for 4 days! This is one of the first trips my parents have taken out of the country without a tour so it is our job (with a lot of David's effort and all the suggestions we have received) to make this trip worthwhile for them.

I've eaten like a hundred meals already since I've arrived and my tummy has incited questions about a possible pregnancy. That's not a good sign.

Here are some of the pictures I already shared on Instagram. 

Hopefully I will be able to write a post about Hong Kong (after finishing my posts about Iceland?!)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

#TBT=My #ThrowbackTravels #24: Pudong, Shanghai

Putong, Shanghai

I have nice memories of Shanghai. Like this beer bottle opener looking building (Shanghai World Financial center) and oh yes, how my friend and I sneaked into the Grand Hyatt's pool in our underwear before concierge kicked us out. That's in the building (Jin Mao) on the left.

Inside the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai