Hong Kong

3 July, 2006 at 8:33 (Hong Kong, PolyU)

Don’t know how to start this one, basically, Hong Kong is crazy (the awe inspiring, good kinda crazy).  The airport is located on Lantau Island about 1 hour away from the main areas that we’ve all seen in the movies (Hong Kong Island and Kowloon).   The drive to the city is mostly through sharply rising mountains covered in greenery although there are a few sprinklings of development.  Once you hit the city however, it’s all high rises and roads.  The Polytechnic University is located in Kowloon as are the student halls of residence.

I’ve heard HK described as a giant shopping mall, and from what I’ve seen so far, that is definitely true.  It feels like it’s built around major shopping malls (sort of like we know them as in Westfield), combined with street shops and vendors filling the gaps inbetween.  Sometimes you’ll see the same shop on the same street 300 metres apart.  Oh, and of course there are signs everywhere, which reveal their neon goodness come nighttime.

Anyway, I’m going to head out and try to find some breakfast, we don’t start at the Uni till tomorrow, so I think i’ll head up to the peak on Hong Kong Island today.

Should be getting a digital camera this week so will hopefully post some photos soon.

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1 Comment

  1. Triet said,

    So you are there… Enjoy the oriental lifestyle and let us know your impression.

    By the way, we are watching you, mate. Behave !!!!

    Triet

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