Sunday, 31 May 2015

Goodbye for now, Hong Kong

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.

Central
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.

Central
The Hong Kong Observation Wheel was built during my time here. I've never been on it, so it will be something to come back and try.

Central
This musical trio was playing one afternoon in the IFC mall. Mall culture is something that’s pretty huge in Asia and you’ll find a lot of MTR stations in Hong Kong have exits attached to malls, sometimes even multiple ones! The sheer amount of them might make some think ‘what's the point?’, but when it gets to summer time and stepping outside causes you to instantly melt, you’ll be grateful for the air conditioning.

Central
This was taken on free tram ride day! Hong Kong’s trams aren’t the fastest way to travel but they are a great way to see Hong Kong if you aren’t in a rush.

Sheung Wang
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
This is the view at the back of another one of Hong Kong's megamalls, Harbour City.

Victoria Peak
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.
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12 comments:

  1. This is so sad T-T But you'll be back :D

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    1. Of course! I'll also see you really soon :D

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  2. Aww great post! Love your photos!

    www.sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful pics! I lived in HongKong to study ten yeas ago.
    Just the same as you.

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    1. That's awesome! I hope you enjoyed it too!

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  4. Oh very amazing and beautiful pics
    Thanks for share with us
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  5. I can't believe how fast your time has gone and what a city to spend it in. HK is close to my heart too so it's wonderful that you fell in love with it and aim to be back! I think when you have roots in Asia, it's a place of the world that is hard to resist!

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    1. I know, the time has gone way too fast. Yeah it was really cool for me. I'd never seen East Asia before so it was amazing to finally see it and actually live there for a while.

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  6. you make me want to visit Hong Kong! the night life is beautiful! :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. You really should go! You won't regret it :D

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