Here are the last of my photos from Tokyo and my photo diary from Hong Kong. Now that I’m back, friends have been asking which country I liked more and truth be told, they are so completely different it’s tough to compare. I would say the food in Hong Kong is more my style and it’s way easier to get around just speaking english. I don’t eat raw fish so some of the food in Tokyo isn’t for me, but it’s Holden’s absolute place to visit and eat sushi. Being a part of this year’s Girls Award fashion show was insane — there were more than 30,000 people in attendance and the arena was packed so I was nervous to say the least, but all of the Japanese models backstage gave me tips so I felt really comfortable. I also picked their brains on Japanese skincare and beauty products, and the day after the show I ran around like a crazy person buying it all up. I’ll do a beauty haul post on what I snagged in Asia later this week.
In Hong Kong, we ate at the best dim sum restaurants I’ve ever been to (way better than any places I’ve been to in the US) and even had rainbow xiaolongbao at this place called Paradise Dynasty in Causeway Bay. Highly recommend it! We strolled through goldfish street, flower market street, Halloween street (filled all year long with outrageous Halloween costumes), and more. I think the best decision we made was to get 50 minute massages at Ten Feet Tall, which is a really hip massage place and way affordable compared to US prices. Amazing. On my last night we went to LKF which was an area with what seemed like 100 bars and tons of people lining the streets having the time of their lives. It pretty much put every party I’ve ever been to to shame. If you’re planning a trip to Tokyo or Hong Kong and need any recommendations, let me know in the comments!