Hong Kong has been in my top ten want-to-go list for a long time, it’s not only a city name but also a symbol of Asia and another type of life.
I have been in Hong Kong by the end of September, theoretically I didn’t catch up the protests when I was there. However I did feel something different in the air.
By the moment I arrived at the airport, I already understood why people call it the most international city in Asia. You see people from all over the world, speak different languages, even the cleaner of the toilet could speak well English.
Three words to describe the city: Noisy Fast International
The influence of England in daily life one could still see in Hong Kong. From the year of 1997 when China took back Hong Kong, 17 years had passed, I am actually very glad to see people in HK are still living in their way of life. I am very touched to see young people in HK that have courage to do what they really want to, even they know there may be trouble ahead.
Nothing but good luck to them.
Back to the city itself. HK is not big at all, especially comparing to Beijing or Shanghai, however it is more crowded and more confused. Thanks to Ming who comes from HK but live abroad has contacted one of his friends, a very nice and pretty young lady, Karen, she has been my guide during my stay there and I would give her another big hug here.
Here come some of the photos :
1. Causeway Bay 銅鑼灣 :
One of the busiest zone in HK, it borders in the eastern district. As being a person-travel-around-world (me) who hardly remember streets’ names or directions, this is the only place I can find by myself.
2. Time Square 時代廣場:
It combines shopping mall and office centers, which is a very popular combination in HK as there is no enough ground. If you want to go shopping in HK, this may be one of your choices.
3. Victoria Harbor 維多利亞港 :
Had a beer in a local bar with two beautiful girls. The climate totally drives me crazy, 30 degrades even by night I think. That explains why people in HK take two showers a day normally.
4. Central 中環 :
It is located in central and western district, here you can see the combination of Chinese and Western cultures, you even find there are more foreigner than Chinese people. It’s a very european-feeling place, happy-hour, Italian restaurant, small pubs etc. PS. Never wear heals here, or you have to buy another pair of shoes.
See you next time.