Back in August I started another summer trip around Southeast Asia (mostly Indonesia) but actually began the trip by spending two days in Hong Kong, which was on my top places to go for a long time.
We stayed in a small room in Kowloon, the peninsula to the north of Hong Kong that is a riddled with neon and window shoppers. The streets are packed with people, even at night, and this is where you find the most interesting shops and places to eat.
I love most Asian food and Hong Kong delivers on the highest note. Most restaurants are very laid back and you can sit whenever there’s room. You pick your food from a menu with check boxes and the food (and the bill) arrives quickly after that. Dim sum was to die for and I ate it all the time, even though it’s considered breakfast food.
From Kowloon you get a great view in to Hong Kong and every night there’s a light show, called the Symphony of Lights, that I found a bit underwhelming. The view was great though.
On the next day we ventured on to the very organised and efficient Mass Transit Railway and then took a ferry in to the Honk Kong island. Like in Kowloon there’s a lot of shopping to do, but this side of Hong Kong it’s all about the skyscrapers, malls with upscale brands and expensive restaurants. We did find a place with traditional Cantonese cuisine that was packed with business people and had a very interesting meal.
After wandering around for a while we went up to the highest point, very originally called the Peak, to take a glimpse of the city landscape. It is quite the view.
On the end of trip we flew back into Hong Kong and I had the chance to take a few window photos. Hong Kong is nothing but impressive.