My Undying Love for Hong Kong

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on a March night

For a long time I was fascinated by Hong Kong. Since about 2000 I had been monitoring airfare prices to Hong Kong. Last winter, on a late January night, I was perusing airfares and noticed a ticket sale to Asia coinciding with my week-long spring break. I had the money, I had the time — so, spontaneously, I purchased a plane ticket for Hong Kong. I left in March. I didn’t even bother telling my family about my impending departure until the night before my morning flight out. I flew from Kansas City to Chicago’s O’Hare and on to Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport from there.

The photo above comes from Causeway Bay, the part of Hong Kong Island where I stayed at a decent hostel for a week. I have visited some of the world’s best cities — New York, London, Madrid, and others — but Hong Kong turned out to be my favorite, so much so that I find myself plotting ways to get back there, be it getting a job in Hong Kong, or taking a study abroad program. The problem with all that being that I have too many mitigating circumstances at home preventing me from making a long-term commitment to another city. One day, maybe.

After the jump, more photos from Hong Kong.

Above: Mongkok at night

Above: Tsim Sha Tsui in the morning
Below: Stepping off the Peak Tram

Above and below: the bustling streets of Central

Below: Hong Kong’s great subway system, the MTR

A few more photos to come later on.

This entry was written by Eric Bowers , posted on Wednesday November 01 2006at 11:11 pm , filed under Asia Pacific and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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