Applying for my second Z-Visa to return to work in China! This brought back memories of my first time where I had to go to Hong Kong (HK) to apply. I was able to spend two days days there. Although it was just a taste of Hong Kong, I was still able to write down several first impressions. BTW my school paid for my hotel, so I absolutely have no idea, nor remember where I stayed! SMH complete travel fail! Nevertheless, Enjoy the post!
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HK First Impressions
- Towers on Towers on Towers. Buildings on Buildings on Buildings. Although the sky was clear, I could barely see it unless I went on a sky bridge. I kind of felt like those little people you glue down when you’re presenting a model for a new city. Which brings me to my next observation….
- They have so many sky bridges! It’s pretty cool actually. You can practically avoid the hassle of crossing a major street or a highway by simply walking on a sky bridge. Another cool thing about those sky bridges is that they mostly connect to shopping centres and/or food places. All that walking does make one hungry 😀
- Hong Kong is so diverse! I couldn’t really tell the difference between tourists and locals! I also didn’t feel like a tourist or a 外国人(foreigner) when I was walking around.
- Kids are so plump and jolly looking. I can’t speculate what the cause may be, but they did seem a bit happier as I saw several boarding the metro with their family members.
- I heard so much English, Chinglish, Cantoenglish, Engclanto, Canto, and Mandarin! It made me want to learn Canto so I could fit in this wonderful language exchange( since I know 2 of the 3 :D)
- The HUMIDITY was SO SO SO great for my skin! Bye Bye pimples! Two days in HK my face became much clearer than it was in Jinan. Smh Jinan’s pollution…
- HK is expensive (in China terms). Trying to find a meal under 30 HKD was challenging. Thank God for shrimp wonton noodle soup @ The Noodle Stand. In HK, for a moment, I thought I was I spending money like I was in America.
- HK <3’s Japanese Food. I saw more Japanese restaurants than 7/11’s. Haha I’m JK but you know what I mean.
- HK money is…interesting. All the bills are different design and COLORFUL! They really want you to know the difference in the value of the bill.
I enjoyed my time here, solo traveling in HK. It was practically my first time traveling some where by myself without a group of friends, so I didn’t do much. HOWEVER, I’ve grown as a traveler and hope to go back soon some day!