BACk IN HONG KONG
The need for a Chinese visa seemed a perfect excuse to come back to Hong Kong. Home for almost 9 years of our lives (from 2002 – 2010), much history and memories are hidden in the narrow streets of Central and the sand of Shek O beach. We were lucky to find shelter in a great appartment on Old Peak Road (thanks Amani and Ken), which changed our perspective from the Shek O beach view we had back in the days. In a way, Hong Kong was the place where we ‘matured’. We arrived as backpackers and left years later, married, with a child, and as working professionals. It’s always nice to come back to a place you once called home…
Time spent in Hong Kong
10 days down memory lane
airport > mid-levels > up and down central several times > Shek O/Big Wave Bay and back > Wan Chai bus stop… not that much. Hong Kong is small after all.
Favorite mode of transportation
Sushi! Noodle soup! Thai! Dumplings! Everything!
Timo: There are no cows in the street.
Iluka: It’s so fancy!
Mareile: I had no idea I need to buy so much stuff!
Matthieu: It’s been 5 years that I left and 9 that I lived here and I still have no clue where anything is in Central.
Always check the languages of your children’s birth certificates!
Shek O beach is still crowded on weekends and the food at the Thai is good as ever. We will always miss the Back Beach Bar…
Hong Kong in one word