Shopping on Market Street after arrival. We went to a toy shop to buy a sheep, a frog, a goat and a duck for a photo shoot. Near the counter a film maker from Los Angeles tried to imitate the noises of the animals that were laying on the counter. Weird people downtown SanFran…very funny! The next day we took line N on Market Street with the SFMTA to Ocean Beach. We had lunch on the beach, watching the sea, enjoying the sun while laying in the dunes. Later on we catched line N again but in the opposite direction to Haight Asbury. Haight street is fully packed with vintage stores and lovely tiny book shops. You could spend a whole day on this street. San Francisco has much to offer. A city, a beach, a sea, lots of green, hills, hip shops and it is very laid back. We ended the day at ‘Sparrow’ on Haight Street.
Guayaguil is hot and the humanity is almost ninety percent! At the Plaza del Centenario you will find a whole collection of lizards. This place is famous for that. The city is not really spectacular and has not much to offer. We walked to the river and spotted some statues of early brave people who concurred the place or had the power to have impact on their citizens. Not much to tell about Guayaquil in our opinion. So if you have a different experience please share it with us!
Quito is situated at high altitude, so be aware! We went to the impressive Basilica del Voto Nacional. Instead of christian ornaments you will see lizards, snakes and tropical animals from the Amazon as ornaments on the outside walls. We visited the old city as well. On Plaza Grande o de la Independencia we had a coffee of a quality you could absolutely do without. La Ronda is the hip part of Quito with a lot of art shops and local handcraft products for sale. Thunderstorms made us go back to the hotel. We arrived just in time before heaven opened her doors and a lot of rain came down and changed Quito into a pool!
Today we had a really lazy day. We started in the afternoon with our first coffee in a nice spot called Coffee Academics. There are a several, but the one on Causeway Bay is their flagship store. We visited PMQ in Soho later on. A former police office which nowadays is packed with nice design stores and pop-up stores. It is all about design, fashion and creative things. Artists reside in this building too and you can follow workshops as well. It is a stage for all things creative! Beside that you can buy food and there is a roof terras to sit and relax. Absolutely worth a visit!
Arrived in Hongkong in the morning. We had a nap and started with our night program. We at at the Dragon-i, a hot spot for the modelling world. The models eat in the Dragon-i every night . They get paid for their meal, so the restaurant is packed with models every night around nine in the evening till the end of the night. After eleven o’clock all tables will be out and dancing takes over. We felt old with all those beautiful young models around us and ended up in Feather Boa. We drank the famous Daiquiri. Not our ‘cup of Daiquiri’ but the bar is worth a visit. It is a hidden place that’s hard to find, so you have to know the address in advance.