A travel journal
to Hong Kong by SeenThat
Quote: A Port which is more than a port; an impressive green mountain in a small island next to the mainland; skyscrapers touch the green mountain; antique trams surround the skyscrapers; traditional Chinese shops next to ultramodern malls. Hong Kong connects faraways with the same nonchalance that captivates its visitors.
Visiting Hong Kong is a very different experience from the one to the typical Asian city – no other city combines so perfectly two so different identities, allowing you to feel at home but still be able to ‘visit’ an Asian city at any moment you wish to. Macau’s influence is discernible mainly in the form of small local restaurants which serve exquisite Sino-Portuguese meals; it is worth looking for them. A usually overlooked activity is trekking in the New Territories: the mountainous topography and the pleasant climate of the area transform it into an ideal place for such an activity.
Shopping is a hard work here: there are at least thirty shopping centres in the island and more than that in Kowloon – a thorough comparison of prices before buying something is almost impossible to achieve. Look around for institutions belonging to groups with interesting backgrounds – there are many of those, The Hong Kong Swatow Christian Church, on Elgin Street, down of Caine is a good example; their version of Chinese contains eight! tones – if it is open at the time of your visit you may hear fascinating stories.
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128 Peak Road.
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Pacific Coffee Company
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Shop C G/f Hon Kwong Mansion, 25-29 Hankow Rd.
Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
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