Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Mar 10, 2004 15:50
modern and english speaking city, easy transportation, easily
accessible internet, a shopper's paradise
Travelling in Hong Kong and don't know the language? No Problem,
everything's in English. Need a bus from the airport to downtown?
It's easy, there are busses that run everywhere. Just get a ticket
and enjoy a nice cushy seat with a great view while when you're
on it. Need to get online? Piece of cake, it's free at the library.
After a few months in India where burocracy and lines can be extremely
difficult to deal with, Sarah and I found ourselves in Honk Kong,
where sure, everything's expensive especially compared to India,
but everything is also very easy. Getting around has never been
so easy and almost everyone speaks English. Of course our room there
was about the size of a walk in closet and cost about 4 times what
a beachfront room in India wold be but still, it's nice to get around
with such ease.
After this glowing first impression came the second impression.
Hong Kong is one giant shopping mall. Again, really easy to get
whatever you might need, but this doesn't exactly make it my ideal
place to visit. We didn't have much of a choice since we needed
to get our China visas which were, as you might expect, really expensive
but easily gotten. With only a few days there, just being able to
take the ferries and enjoy some new food was highlight enough for