Archive for the ‘Hong Kong’ Category

I like Hong Kong

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Hong Kong was my favourite destination so far. Here’s the why.

Hong Kong is…

…clean

Surprisingly, Hong Kong is very clean. Quite high fines have to be paid for littering. Even on public toilets you have a guy whose job is to keep it clean. A lot of sanitizers are placed on public spots to disinfect your hands.

…safe

I never felt unsafe in Hong Kong. No matter what time of the day or how crowded, I never felt that someone could try to steal something.

…perfect organised

When you take the MRT (tube) from Causeway Bay to Central during rush hour, you realise how many people live in the relatively small place. But thanks to a highly efficient public transport system, people get to their work without problems.

…a melting pot

People from many places in the world, especially Asia, live in Hong Kong. This is reflected in all the different restaurants offering food from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam or Australia.

…a shopping paradise

Why do you want to go to New York for shopping? You get everything you need in Hong Kong in one of the countless shopping centres. And if you have some money left, you can take the ferry to Macao where you can lose it in one of the casinos.

…vivid

I don’t know how to describe it. Just go their and get the feeling!

BTW: the order of appearance is not reflecting the importance! ;-)

The day that never took place

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Okay, my headline is not completely telling the truth but it’s easier.

Yesterday and the day before I was flying from Hilo (Big Island, Hawaii) to Hong Kong. 28 November had started at 3:50 am when I got up. After that I drove to Hilo to return the car and took my first flight from Hilo to Honolulu at 7:19 am. A surprisingly fast check-in was followed by my next flight at 12:02 am to Tokyo where I arrived on the 29 November at 3:46 pm. The last flight left Tokyo at 6:40 pm with direction to Hong Kong. At 10:50 pm the air plane had landed and roughly 1.5 hours later I was in my hotel room. The end of a 27-hour trip.

If you just take the naked numbers (start and end) than 29 November 2009 took never place in my life. Isn’t that scaring?