Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a gateway drug to Asia, and was in all ways an appropriate first stop on my trip.  As my mom’s hometown, I feel lucky to have spent some quality time there over the years and always have a place to stay somewhere in the city when I stop over.  This time, I was struck by how the expats who abandoned Hong Kong in the 90s before the turnover have already returned in perhaps greater numbers than before.   Technology continues to be advanced, with iPads, iBooks, iPhones, and Droids being common sightings, and I borrowed my aunt’s 3G USB “cigar” for instant 3G internet access.  However, life in the Hakka villages in Hong Kong’s outlying islands seems not to have changed at all in the past eight years.  I can’t wait to return and fully immerse myself in the city in December.

Posts from this leg:

Low Key Living on Lantau

Eye Eff Sea

An Escalator Runs Through It

Island Hopping for the Rest of Us

Saturday Errands in Wan Chai

The Sacred and the Smelly

An Asia Foodie: Tai O Edition

Buy Local

Mooncakes, Revisited

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