Hong Kong

We have arrived back in London (the first flight into Heathrow ✈️ on Sunday morning, VERY early), and my new flying coping strategy is audio books – far more effective than films – I got through some Kipling, Graham Greene and Chekov 📚 (ok I did doze off a number of times) it’s so much easier to forget you are very high up in the air when someone is reading you a story.  And we flew out on a Dreamliner ✈️ and back on an Airbus A380 ✈️(the double decker one) so Max was very happy 😉.

The trip was super exciting 😃, I loved seeing both cities – they were just so different, calm and collected Seoul 🏯 versus bustling, hectic and high rise Hong Kong 🌆, and of course the temperature change was so bizarre, -2 degrees in Seoul ⛄️❄️, to 23 degrees in Hong Kong ☀️!  I am missing the warm weather just a tiny bit, but it is very nice to be home.  And I am appreciating London all the more – apartments in Hong Kong are super tiny and the buildings are tightly packed in 🏢 making it all rather claustrophobic, it feels quite strange to be back in Wandsworth with the common 🌳 just round the corner and not a skyscraper in sight.

Hong Kong 🌆 grew on me whilst I was there, it is a fairly overwhelming place to start with 🙉, but once you get into the swing of it, it really is very exciting, there is so much going on, and such a buzz.  The city is a mass of skyscrapers built almost on top of each other, stretching as far as the eye can see, and many of them are a tad shabby.  I did love the way the roads are built inbetween the skyscrapers, they weave in and around, up and down, almost like roller coasters 🎢criss-crossing each other constantly.  I had also not expected it to be so tropical and really enjoyed the many palms trees 🌴 and other foliage everywhere.  We took a fun hike up to the peak 🗻, a hike in the New Territories which I loved 🌺 and a quick swim in the South China Sea 🌊.  We ate very very well 😃🍴, thanks to a list of places to eat from a friend – lots and lots of fish, including some amazing sushi 🐟.

And of course I took a few photos too. 😊

Alice xxx

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Hey Hong Kong ✌️
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Buildings everywhere
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Night view
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They even build sky scrapers on the beach – Repulse Bay
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Very good food 😃🐟 at Limewood
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And we took a little trip to a reservoir in the New Territories
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Sunshine and pines
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Quick stop for a snack
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And a swim in the sea
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And then we climbed
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Fun view from the top
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And there were wild camellias growing everywhere by the side of the path
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Back to the jungle
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Sky scrapers and Bamboo in the Botanical Garden
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High road and foliage
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Concrete, roads and walkways
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Pastels in Kowloon
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And a lovely view from the Peak
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A skyscraper and palm tree shot – some of them are actually glass
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Night time view from the Star Ferry
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And we went to a roof top party – nice bamboo scaffolding on the right
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Pineapple and skyscapers
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And it got dark, fun lights

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