[HK] Hong Kong Streets

Close to 10 years ago I went to Hong Kong with family. We had a great time. The food was great. Lots of laughter and for some reason my soundtrack for the trip was The Black Seeds (had their album on repeat in my iPod). But 10 days later I was so ready to go home. The crowded pedestrian areas started to get to me and I longed for the quiet city life in Auckland.

Back to present day. Our stopover in Hong Kong before heading to the Middle East. This was a whirlwind 2 day “gradual timezone adjustment” stay. And we doubled it up as wife’s introduction to Hong Kong. And tripled it up as an excuse to try yumcha at their home turf.

I revisited some familiar sights of Hong Kong from 10 years ago, but from a different orientation, and a different place in life. Travel for oneself means self-preparation. But it also means one doesn’t follow someone else whose itinerary includes spending a whole day haggling at the Ladies Market in Mong Kok if one does not wish to.

There were lots of walking, much to the wife’s chagrin. We stayed in Mid-Levels which was pretty hilly and our Airbnb accommodation was some distance away from the MTR station. Thank goodness for those escalators!

High elevation from a Mid-Level escalator
High elevation from a Mid-Level escalator… love the chaotic jumble of street signs and aircon units!
Crowded street in Kowloon
Crowded street in Kowloon
Night time in Lan Kwai Fong
Night time in Lan Kwai Fong
Night stalls in HK Central
Night stalls in HK Central
Contemplating dinner at the famous Yung Kee Restaurant
Contemplating dinner at the famous Yung Kee Restaurant

 

Check out my other posts from the HK/Middle East trip!
[Arabian Nights] A Sneak Peek!

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