Cheap and delectable food, incredible cityscapes, and pork buns – Hong Kong really spoiled us as the first stop on our five month journey. Here’s a list of some of our fave experiences:
For a dense urban centre, Hong Kong is not lacking in peaceful park spaces. We discovered this as we traipsed around the city, the humidity bearing down upon us, in need of a place to stop and revive. Hong Kong Island is dotted with pockets of green where trees and flowers flourish against a backdrop of glass and steel.
In Hong Kong you can feel as though you are stepping into the future whilst simultaneously catching glimpses of the past.
Grey skyscrapers, small temples, bustling markets, banks, shiny malls, green parks, noodle soup, KFC… The contrasts are constant, a product of the city’s history and its present.
Within 10 minutes of stepping out into Hong Kong’s oppressive summer air, we were drenched with sweat. We hadn’t gone far from our apartment in Mong Kok, and already we were daydreaming about the blissful cool of the air conditioning that we had taken for granted that morning.