So, Hong Kong... I will spare you the details on history, food, people, blah blah... as probably many of you have been there, have seen tons of movies that took place there or tons of documentaries/lifestyle/shopping TV shows. Hong Kong is accessible, a shopping mecca, a modern metropolis, an extremely livable city and thus gets a lot of coverage. I will resume my post to a brief description of what we did in Hong Kong in a week: we ate some Chinese food, we watched *hella* movies at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, we met up with friends, we got our portraits sketched by a street artist, we got our futures told by a fortune teller in a night market, we took some ferries, we visited some islands, we ate some street food and deserts and we rode a lot of public transportation. Now on to some visual representations of the above:
Above: an apartment building on Hong Kong island. From what I heard, each apartment is really tiny. I wonder how many people live in each of these buildings. I like to call Hong Kong a concrete jungle. Despite the intimidating name, Honk Kong is not intimidating at all. It's so logical, well-structured and safe to navigate, that it offers full independence and freedom of movement. Taxis are cheap and reliable, but you rarely need one, as most public transportation is fast, well-connected and runs almost round the clock. The subway is amazing. And the ferries are pretty fast too. Hong Kong is like the reliable mechanism of a Swiss watch. While I didn't quite get "wow-ed" by this city, I can appreciate its modernity and smooth way of functioning. If only San Francisco or LA had public transportation systems as good as Hong Kong's...
|Electrical wiring on the hallway of the apartment we rented.|
|Mailboxes in the apartment we rented.|
|Old Peak Train tickets.|