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Hong Kong: A city of contrasts

We’ve been in Hong Kong for a few days now, and it’s a huge change after our weeks in Japan.  Where Japan was all about quiet and serenity, Hong Kong is all about sights and sounds and smells.

What I find most amazing is the contrast – how quickly you can go from old to modern, from city to nature, from poor to rich.

Right outside our door is a traditional wet market, complete with freshly butchered animals and fresh fruit and veg.


Less than a block away is Times Square, where you can pop into Tiffany and Pravda is you need your high end fix.


Then you have the big city high rises, complete with evening light displays…


Which are maintained with bamboo scaffolding.


Building upon building of high density living…


Leads you into peaceful mountain hiking.


We’re looking forward to spending the next 3 weeks discovering what other surprises Hong Kong has in store for us.

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6 thoughts on “Hong Kong: A city of contrasts

  1. I visited Hong Kong for the first time last summer and absolutely loved it. It’s that nice balance between a vibrant city and a peaceful oasis. I enjoyed visiting the Outlying Islands, and also hiking up Lion Rock. Looking forward to a return trip at some point in the future!

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