Some postcards from Hong Kong
Sometimes I seem to spend a lot of time trying to define myself as a traveller rather than a tourist. A tourist sums up images of people cramming onto dreadful coach tours to cliché places while they shout ‘ooooh’ and ‘aaaaah’ out of the window. I am a tourist though: I am a foreigner travelling into a place I do not live to try and gain a snapshot of culture. In the case of Hong Kong I was a tourist dropping by for just three days and so my husband and I decided to embrace our status.
It is hard to sum up the tourist scene of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is truly a vertical city, escalators actually carry you up the streets of the central hub of the city and every window buzzes neon lit life. Nothing is quiet in the city but at the same time the mountains and green spaces that make up the island offer an oasis of calm. I am glad as a tourist on a limited time-frame that I got to experience the peaceful along with the hectic. Here are some images that hopefully sum up both sides of life in Hong Kong for the tourist with limited time. Just because some things are clichéd and stereotypical doesn’t mean they are bad things to do:
You have really beautiful pictures. I really enjoyed your post.
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I had a similar experience last year. We had 3 days in HK and ran around seeing the main sights. It is a cool city for sure. I like the bottom photo with the people with umbrellas. Nice capture. I also like ht vertical shot with the traffic moving.
really nice pictures…i have never been to hong kong but now on seeing these pictures I really want to.
Thanks – it wasn’t on my bucket list either to be honest but we really enjoyed it!
Amazing captures! Hong Kong is one of my fav places to go😊
I live in HK, and your photos sum up the whole vibe of the city.
essas fotos são realmente legais vão lá no meu blog tem muita coisa mais legal que isso e seja meus seguidores