So tomorrow, my year abroad is coming to an end. I’ve almost finished packing (if throwing everything in your suitcase and smooshing it all together counts as packing) and I’m just thinking about how weird everything seems right now. I’ve spent the last 9 months living in a city I had never been to before and having to leave it all now makes me really sad. I fell in love with this place right at the start and managed to make it my home fairly quickly. It’s also weird thinking about what ‘home’ is right now as I’m actually going ‘home’. Don’t get me wrong, I love London, but I am going to try my best to find a way to come back and live in Asia.
So before I finally finish packing, I thought I’d share some photos I’ve taken throughout my time here.
Hong Kong is known for being crowded and Central can certainly get insanely busy around rush hour. The first place I ventured out to on my own was Central, not knowing it was mainly a business area. There are a couple shops, however, like makeup giant SASA, Topshop, Zara, and some great places to eat too.
|Gough Street, Sheung Wan|
Street food in Asia is pretty amazing. I've never eaten at this place but I'm assuming it's good because there's always a queue.
|Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan|
Sheung Wan is one of my favourite places to hang out with its cute coffee shops and street art. However, be prepared to tackle tonnes of stairs!
|Peel Street (or somewhere near there), Soho|
Some more awesome street art.
One thing I’ll miss a lot is the bakeries. You’ll find some familiar goods but there’s also a lot of new things to try for cheap prices.
|Nan Lian Garden, Diamond Hill|
Hong Kong has some beautiful parks to hang out in, and the Nan Lian Garden and Chi Lin Nunnery are lovely places to spend an afternoon.
|Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui|
And of course I had to end with Victoria Peak. The Peak is probably HK’s no.1 site you should see. I love the way Hong Kong’s skyscrapers light up and make this amazing view.
These are only some of the places I went to in Hong Kong as I don't want to bore you with a complete year abroad album. There really is something for everyone in Hong Kong, whether you're into hiking up mountains, shopping non-stop, finding cool little coffee shops, or eating more than you thought you ever could. If you ever get the chance to visit Hong Kong then I hope you enjoy your time here. I know I did.