Been in Hong Kong for two days now. Pretty strange hearing so much about this place from my mum when I was growing up (I was born here but moved when I was two), and now to be hear feels unlike what I was expecting. It all feels vaguely familiar but I’m pretty sure that’s just from the research I’ve done. Here are some observations on this place,
- You don’t need air-con in the UK, it is just an excessive luxury that we can definitely do without. You do need air-con here, you go for an evening stroll and within seconds are drenched by sweat.
- Know one has beards here. Everyone keeps looking at me very strangely and it’s taken me a couple of days to figure out the reason. Could be another reason but I’m pretty sure it’s that.
- People. Lots of them. Everywhere. This place is stacked left right and center with people, it gets pretty overwhelming at times. I hiked Victoria Peak to get away from the crowds and to see the view over the city, but guess what, they were waiting for me at the top, with the golden M’s and two shopping malls. There’s a very busy tram which makes getting to the top nice and easy. I inevitably got the same skyline photos as everyone else. Still picturesque.
- Steps here are not designed for people over 5”11.
Tomorrow is my last day here, I fly to Sydney in the evening. I’m going to endeavor to wake up early and see the sunrise. I shall let you know…