Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone. Last Saterday was Chinese New Year and in traditional fashion Hong Kong put on and incredible fireworks display lasting 24 minutes!
In past years I have gone down to the Harbour and been right in the thick of the action. The atmosphere is amazing with "ooo's and ahhh's" to be heard in every direction and the bangs of the fireworks ecohing through Hong Kong's skyscrapers.
Around CNY Hong Kong weather is typically dreadful, but this yea we got so lucky and it was clear and warm. With this "freak" occurrence I decided this year to take myself away from the action and post up in the mountains giving me a full view of Hong Kong and Kowloon with the fireworks being the center of attention and what an awesome decision it was.
However we weren't the only ones with this idea and when we arrived at location it was jammed packed with no way to get to the front and get a good view. If I'm honest I was getting pretty cranky and didn't know what to do, however with my brother at hand, and with his new found love of trail walking he bushwhacked our way round the side of the crowd and found a place in the bushes in front but still with an excellent view! Cracking.
The idea was the get a time-lapse of the fireworks and a cracking one we got at that too.