Hong Kong Lifestyle Travel Diaries

Aqua Luna

April 9, 2016
Hong Kong Aqua Luna Siniciliya Veronica Pototska Гонконг Вероника Потоцкая

Just imagine a city that made a big step into the future, but kept the old traditions in the hearts of its millions. Hong Kong has learned a lot from the many cultures that it interacts with every day, but it has kept its uniqueness and authenticity.

As you walk by the seafront at Victoria Harbour, you will see an old wooden boat that is called a “junk” locally, with bright red sails smoothly cruising between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. I remember seeing these boats during the first few minutes of the movie “The World of Suzy Wong”. I dreamt I could go back to the past to enjoy the authentic touch of Hong Kong and, I believe that dreams come true, especially the ones that are dreamt by girls.

The boat that we see every day is called the Aqua Luna, an elegant and exquisite landmark of Hong Kong. It is a beautiful handcrafted vessel built in the traditional style. Of course, cruising in the classy surroundings of Aqua Luna is how we chose to celebrate arriving in Hong Kong. As we boarded at the Tsim Sha Tsui Pier, our unforgettable adventure began. We sat down on comfortable chairs and enjoyed evening wine while watching the blazing orange sun setting behind the modern skyline. The water of the Harbor reflected the mosaic of lights of the skyscrapers that make up the skyline of Hong Kong.
Location: Aqua Luna, Hong Kong                                                                                                                                                              Did you like my red dress under the red sails of the boat? It’s from here: Ulyana Sergeenko
Photographers: Vitaliy Pototskiy, Veronica Pototska; Retouch: Veronica Pototska
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  • Reply Joanna April 9, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Your photography is incredibly beautiful! Love your outfit, light, everything!

  • Reply Jessica Foley (@ModernMomsLife) April 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Your photos are stunning – and I love that dress! I hope we can travel to exotic locals and experience these beautiful evenings. Lovely post.

  • Reply Jessica Jones April 9, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    This looks magical! Good wine and smooth sailing… a perfect memory!

  • Reply terristeffes April 9, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Wow. I have never had this place on my bucket list but it is now. Your photos are fabulous and I absolutely love your choice of cruising attire! 🙂

  • Reply Diz Fam April 10, 2016 at 2:36 am

    My goodness what beautiful boats! You can tell with your smile what a dream come true this was. I believe dreams come true, too!

  • Reply evakidminds April 10, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Gorgeous! I don’t know what I like best boat, dress or photos! I also believe that dreams come true, but I am not sure I agree that girls have an upper hand in this matter.

  • Reply Amber NElson April 10, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    That looks so amazing. And the dress is my favorite!

  • Reply onceuponadollhouse April 11, 2016 at 12:29 am

    You are so beautiful and a-doll-able! This post is wonderful and the fact you rocked that dress in Hong Kong on a boat is amazing! Keep rocking it doll!

  • Reply Jeanine April 11, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Wow, this looks just stunning. Your photos are just amazing. The colours, and shots. Just beautiful.

  • Reply Chrissy Z. @ The Brave Wanderer April 11, 2016 at 7:25 am

    What beautiful photos! You look stunngin!

  • Reply Rachel G April 11, 2016 at 7:30 am

    We’ve seen this boat in the harbor many times as we enjoyed watching the skyline or walking along the avenue of stars! Thanks for sharing your photos of Hong Kong–brings back good memories for me!

    • Reply Michelle Mink April 11, 2016 at 7:34 am

      the dress you are wearing is very stunning. the boat ride looks like a great way to see Hong Kong

  • Reply Robin Rue April 11, 2016 at 9:50 am

    What a lovely boat ride. The view of the city skyline is absolutely stunning. I would love to go on this cruise.

  • Reply Chrissie M April 11, 2016 at 10:51 am

    wow your photos are amazing. Its almost like being there. Really enjoyed your post ☺

  • Reply GlamKaren April 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Wow – what gorgeous photos you took of Hong Kong! That Aqua Luna boat looks incredible! What a place to get to soak in the skyline of this location!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

  • Reply Amanda Love April 11, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I am always in awe of your photography skills. You always make the places you visit look even more beautiful. Now even I want to visit Hong Kong and it’s never been on my list before. 🙂

  • Reply heather with WELLFITANDFED April 11, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    My god. That dress! So perfect with the background. I love your use of red throughout the shoot

  • Reply Roxanne April 11, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Simply gorgeous! As with all your posts you inspire me to want to get out and see more! I hope to get my kids to see some of these far off places of travel one day!

  • Reply Hannah April 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    The color scheme of this collection of photos is stunning! I totally relate to those moments when dreams can come true. Love this post :*

  • Reply felinebykatsaris April 11, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Dying over the color scheme of this post. It’s so cute and vibrant. It’s really cool to see new travel spots through your post. Great post! xx felinebykatsairs.com

  • Reply Mayra Murillo April 11, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Girl, that dress! It is breathtaking! What an amazing life you lead.

  • Reply Kait April 11, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Your photography always leaves me wanting MORE! I love the use of color in these — how breathtaking!

  • Reply Valerie Hansen April 11, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Your dress is stunning and so are the photos.. Hong Kong is a place I really want to visit soon….I am into fashion and love travel..so perfect place for me!


  • Reply littlemisscant April 11, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Hong Kong looks like it’s a busy beautiful place to travel too. We haven’t been off North America as of yet but I know it won’t be like this always!

  • Reply Ana De Jesus April 11, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    See this is what I love about Asian culture, the mix between the urban and the huge expanse of ocean is stunning. Plus the dress is beautiful!

  • Reply CourtneyLynne April 11, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Omg can we talk about how fabulous your dress is?!?! Omg!!! Prettier than the skyline 😉

  • Reply Michelle Myers April 11, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Such gorgeous pictures and I especially love those red sails contrasting with the water!

  • Reply Sequins in the South (@CarlsonLaci) April 11, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    How fun and neat love a unique experience and those pictures are perfection

  • Reply dacounsel April 12, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Your pictures never disappoint. I love the sandals you are wearing. Where did you find them?

  • Reply tp keane April 12, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Oh my god I love that boat so much. The stark contrast between the old and the modern city behind it… what a shot.

  • Reply alexandria April 12, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Your pictures are just amazing. And I love that dress. It looks perfect with your setting.

  • Reply Debra Hawkins (@wifeeclectic) April 12, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Just when I thought you couldn’t post pictures that would make me MORE jealous of your traveling. These are just stunning.

  • Reply tiarasandtantrums April 12, 2016 at 3:50 am

    LOVE HK! Haven’t been in so long – all thee images make me miss it so much!

  • Reply livelifewellblog5 April 12, 2016 at 5:48 am

    I did the Aqua Luna night cruise when I was in Hong Kong and it was beautiful! The Hong Kong skyline is a gorgeous backdrop for any cruise.


  • Reply Jill Conyers (@jillconyers) April 12, 2016 at 7:42 am

    You have such beautiful photos. I love the contrast of red in the photos with very little color in the background.

  • Reply Megan McCoig April 12, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Absolutely stunning. The aqua Luna looks so interesting and incredible to step onto – love your photography!

  • Reply Chels (@Inspire_Indulge) April 12, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    You honestly remind me of a girl in a fairy tale! Your photos are always so gorgeous and stunning. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  • Reply Krystle Chaney Cook April 12, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I love how you match the boat. Your outfit goes perfectly with it. Such amazing shots!

  • Reply Sanket D. April 12, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Who takes your pictures, Veronica! They are extraordinary. Particularly that first one, it’s a superb shot! I’ve seen this ship feature so heavily in popcult conversations, I can imagine what an experience it might be to actually sail in one.

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya April 12, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Sanket, I am very lucky to be married to my photographer 😉
      Thank you for your kind words

  • Reply Juliana W April 12, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    This photo set made me want to have a photoshoot on a Chinese junk boat! I love the depth of your photography and how narrative your writing is!

  • Reply Genesis Blue Davies April 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Beautiful shots and what a lovely experience! I have yet to make it to Hong Kong, but it’s on my list of places I want to visit someday. I’ll definitely have to jump on the Aqua Luna when I make it there.

  • Reply mishvo April 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    What a fantastic dress. I love how it matched the colors of the junk boat!

  • Reply Ann Lin April 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Wow – absolutely love the print of your dress!! The colours are also great for the backdrop! Hong Kong is definitely one of my favourite cities and I love seeing the junk boats in contrast with the modern skyscrapers. Definitely a testament to how the city has grown.

  • Reply Epepa April 12, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    It had to be beautiful evening! You look absolutely beautiful in this dress, I like the pattern 🙂

  • Reply Nikkiceline April 12, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    wow!!! Beautiful photos. I don’t know much about Hong Kong but it is definitely somewhere I want to visit. The photograph of the boat sailing towards the skyline is stunning. Amazing work. 🙂

  • Reply atlasheart April 12, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    This looks like such a cool experience, definitely interested in doing this when I get to Hong Kong! The city looks so beautiful from the water, that skyline is stunning.

  • Reply workoutwithdi April 12, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Wow what amazing photo’s! love the setting, the location, the outfit… the whole ‘mood’ of the photos is just so stunning!

  • Reply Heather (@TownsendHouse1) April 12, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    How wonderful to see the city from such a pretty boat! And your dress is amazing here. I love to be able to see the world through your eyes, it looks wonderful!

  • Reply beccadorr April 12, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    These are gorgeous photos, as always! I am absolutely in love with your dress!

  • Reply ruthieridley April 13, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Just WOW!!!!! How dreamy are these photos! You look amazing!!! xo

  • Reply chantae April 13, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Beautiful! Have never been to Hong Kong but it looks stunning! And your dress :)!

  • Reply westviamidwest April 13, 2016 at 4:30 am

    As always your photographs are absolutely stunning! I would buy that dress in a heartbeat! Colorful and looks so fun!

  • Reply Liz April 13, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Really lovely photos! The reds are a stunning contrast to the landscape. And of course, your dress is just gorgeous. 🙂

  • Reply Alina Popescu April 13, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I absolutely love the boat and the scenery depicted in your photos! I personally try to take cruises wherever offered when I am traveling. Amsterdam and Oludeniz come to mind right now. Hong Kong is pretty high up on my to see list for the future, maybe as part of a larger Asia tour.

  • Reply Bernard Tan April 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Very beautiful photos you have there! It reminds me of my time when I was in Hong Kong! What camera are you using?

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya April 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Bernard, thank you! I am using Canon Mark ii

  • Reply Katie Karambelas April 13, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I am obsessed with that dress! Where did you get it?! And what kind of camera do you use? The pics are gorgeous!

  • Reply Topaz & Sapphire April 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Wow girl – your photos are amazing! Looks like you had a wonderful trip! And that dress is (insert heart eyes). Keep sharing your adventures with us – so inspiring!

  • Reply carrie April 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    these Photos are amazing! The bright red sails and the colorfulness of your dress pop so much in contrast with the gray tones of the buildings in the background. just beautiful!

  • Reply Cai Dominguez- Travelosyo April 13, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Wait before I comment about the article I
    Saw below that you’re here in the Philippines. Wow! Where are u currently located here? I’m glad to know u visit us. How’s ur experience?

    Anyway, this photo and experience giving me a little regrets about my last visit to HK. Asking myself, why I didn’t try this one. 🙁 You have an awesome photo of Victoria Harbour. You look so lovely in red.

  • Reply viajeracebuana April 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Very well written Veronica! It makes me wanna pack my bags and book a flight to Hong Kong. Seeing you in a floral dress complimented the red sails of the junk. 🙂 It was so refreshing to the eyes 🙂 Hope you can visit Cebu soon when you come back to the Philippines 🙂

    — Jeane 🙂

  • Reply Kaja April 13, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I am so amazed! I couldn’t have even imagined how beautiful this place is! So inspiring..
    ps. great pictures!

  • Reply AUTUMN DICKENS April 13, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Love your outfit.

  • Reply Summer Telban (@SummerTelban) April 13, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Beautiful photos! Love your dress.

  • Reply Nicole Torres (@DesignItVintage) April 13, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Amazingly beautiful. What a great opportunity to experience that moment, gorgeous.

  • Reply keatingbartlett April 14, 2016 at 4:20 am

    This looks like so much fun!! And I love that dress!

  • Reply Miriam April 14, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I have been in Hong Kong and I fell in love with that city! Beautiful fotos and views! You can see you enjoyed it 🙂
    Miriam from http://www.be-sparkling.com

  • Reply kayla April 14, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Your photos are so mystical and amazing! I was in Hong Kong last year- was great, unfortunately we didn’t get to experience the cruise but hopefully next time! x

  • Reply Simi April 14, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Beautiful Photograph. Swoon. And the dress – Love !

  • Reply Hannah Adkins April 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Your dress looks stunning, and your photos of hong kong are beautiful! i would love to visit there someday!

  • Reply Cynthia @craftoflaughter April 14, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Your photo’s are absolutely breathtaking. If I hadn’t already longed to visit Hong Kong, your photography would have stirred the desire to go.

  • Reply Kristin Cook April 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Wow! That sunset/night time boat ride looks like it would be gorgeous! That seems like a perfect little adventure if you are traveling in that area!

  • Reply Evanne Allen April 14, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Beautiful! I’ve been wanted to go to Hong Kong for a while and I will definitely keep this in mind. What a stunning skyline! Also, where did you get your sandals? – Evanne

  • Reply beccadorr April 14, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Those photos are absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful experience and adventure you got to have.

  • Reply terristeffes April 14, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Loving the dress and the shoes!

  • Reply Ochalina April 14, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    That is one of a romantic trip you have. Love your dress, and the photos are stunning as always. I wonder what will be the next destination of yours?

  • Reply TakeActionWAHM ツ (@TakeActionWAHM) April 14, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous – the colors are so rich and vibrant!

  • Reply Suanlee Farrer April 14, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Your photographs are so stunning! They are incredibly atmospheric and have peaked my desire to visit Hong Kong even further! Riding on the Aqua Luna sounds like the best way to settle in to Hong Kong.

  • Reply Danielle Markley April 15, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Your photos are stunning! I really like how you captured Hong Kong–almost feel like I was there myself. I’m glad you included some background on these lovely red-sailed boats. It’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Hong Kong.

  • Reply Natalie April 15, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Love, love, LOVE that dress! I haven’t been to Hong Kong yet, but your pictures make it look so magical!

  • Reply Blythe Alpern April 15, 2016 at 1:47 am

    What a stunning location. I love the way you dress looks against the backdrop of the boat and the city.

  • Reply kancell724 April 15, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Your photography is just amazing. It gives me such travel envy.

  • Reply SofarsoSabine April 15, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I didn’t know so much about Hong Kong. This aqua Luna is fantastic. I love boat trips! Fantastic how you matched your outfit with the boat. The red details are stunning!

  • Reply Shivansh Chaudhary April 15, 2016 at 11:07 am

    First, the images are shot with finesse, so well done for that! Second, the junk looks more like a treasure!

  • Reply Neri Ann April 15, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    That dress complements the sail boat! I can actually wear the same thing! You looked like you had a great time!

  • Reply debcb April 15, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Once again, gorgeous photography. I love the dress you chose, it really looks great with the junk.

  • Reply Ahammed April 15, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    your live pictures inspire me to visit Hong Kong

  • Reply Kayleigh @ Sugar in My Texas Tea April 15, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    That dress!!! Oh my! Perfect for this shoot. It makes those sails pop! This has a very dreamy quality, which isn’t usually how I think of Hong Kong. Well done.

  • Reply Dawn McAlexander April 16, 2016 at 2:51 am

    I have always wanted to visit Hong Kong. It seems like a great place to experience historic culture and tradition, but to also get a glimpse of modern day traditions as well.

  • Reply Paula April 16, 2016 at 3:56 am

    What a beautiful city and an amazing view and skyline! I would love to be on that boat and taking in the crisp evening air.

  • Reply violetaloredana April 16, 2016 at 8:00 am

    This looks like an amazing experience. I like the boat – and the views are simply mesmerizing! I’d definitely like to take this boat “tour” as well 😉

  • Reply The Sunday Mode April 16, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Your photos are fabulous and have made me want to add Hong Kong to my list of places I would one day love to visit 🙂


  • Reply Yona Williams April 17, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    That boat is beautiful, and looks like something out of a dream. It must be an unforgettable experience to sail on something like that.

  • Reply Denea April 18, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Wow Hong Kong looks amazing! These pictures are amazing and it makes me want to put Hong Kong on my bucket list.

  • Reply Samantha Isabel Coronado April 20, 2016 at 3:12 am

    I really love how you dress up here. Definitely taking in the beauty of HK!

  • Reply The Lavish Nomad April 20, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Totally love the pictures! They are all so amazing. Your pictures make me want to visit Hong Kong now.

  • Reply Mariah April 24, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Such beautiful images! Toys looks like a truly wonderful place with worthwhile experiences, I’d love to go someday!

  • Reply Avanti April 28, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    These images are incredible! Would love to visit Hong Kong one day.


  • Reply urbanrabbit9 June 22, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I simply loved the images.

  • Reply AllGudThings January 30, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    You look so beautiful. loved your photographs,

  • Reply Bhusha May 12, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Stunning photography. Love the outfit, poses and how it blends perfectly with the sails! The sunset in the cityscape backdrop also looks stunning. I haven’t been to Hong Kong yet! It indeed looks dreamy!

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