Hong Kong stopover
If you’re faced with a long journey from New Zealand back to the UK, Hong Kong is a great place to stop for a few days, as I did earlier this year.
It’s an incredibly concentrated city, packed with eye-watering high rise blocks and people streaming everywhere. But it also has the odd pocket of calm, including Stanley Bay and Kowloon’s Walled City Park.
Views are everything in Hong Kong, and you can see them by taking The Peak tram. My hotel – the Harbour Grand – had a great rooftop platform to take photographs from and drink in the sights. The city is also the ideal place to visit former Portuguese colony Macau across the water.
I stayed in Hong Kong when the weather was grey and wet. The territory is now facing stormy times, but I hope its special sheen as the Pearl of the Orient remains for many decades to come.
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Thank you for sharing!
Lovely photos, Mike. I love the way you have contrasted such a densely populated and overcrowded city with a real sense of space. Beautifully done! :)
Ah thanks Richard! To be honest I wasn’t sure when I arrived there but really absorbed the vibe. And was happy to find those quieter spots. I do hope they emerge from their troubles safely.
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Very well written! I’m moved when reading it. Thank you so much, Mike! Please do come back!
Thank you so much, Lise. I certainly hope to visit again and see you and your family.