02 October 2018

My City

As with any city, there are good things and some not-so-good things. Hong Kong has been home for me now for over 20 years.  In all the time I've lived here, the positives definitely outweigh the negatives.  How the city got through the super typhoon (last week's post) is but one of the reasons.  Here is a one-minute video that gives you a better picture of how quickly the city got back on its  feet.

I love how efficiently things are run. Yes, my knowing how to speak the local language helps, but even if you don't, you can still get things done pretty quickly. Food here is great and (generally) cheap.  There is the convenience of city living, yet the beaches and the mountains are very close by.  

The transportation system here is top-notch - super convenient, super accessible.  Here is another minute-long video to give you an idea. 

There are a lot more things that I love about this city that I call home, but I'll save those for future posts.  Hong Kong is a place that you'll either love or you won't.  Not much middle ground.   You either love it with a passion or you don't.  It can be overwhelming, it can be rather in-your-face. Despite the things I find frustrating here sometimes, though --e.g. the crowds, expensive (and not enough) parking spaces, air pollution, just to name some, --I am happy and proud to call Hong Kong home.

Singwa - Wed, 03 Oct 2018

What do you love about the city where you live now?


Tamar SB said...

I so love your black and whites! So glad the city came through the Typhoon!

Pea bea said...

So glad things are quickly returning to norm for everyone over there. It is amazing how people pitch in and things get done after natural disasters. Would be nice if here in America we could remember those days every day with the way things are going here lately. So much unrest. Have a great rest of the week.

Peabea from Peabea Scribbles

Molly said...

I have only been once and that was over 20 years ago. It was an amazing experience but I don't think it is somewhere I would want to live


Lydia C. Lee said...

Lovely! We went about 9 years ago and had a ball! Busy, fun place!

elizabeth said...

My brother lived in Hong Kong for many years as an international pilot. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to visit him and to see Hong Kong.

Angie said...

I think I would fall in the overwhelmed camp … I am an outdoorsy person and need space and quiet to be my best self. And that's what I like about where we live - you are quickly on the outskirts of town, and we have very little pollution - noise, light or the other kind! But I do like to VISIT large cities, occasionally! Joining you from WATW.

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