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my love for Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city of many many contrasts. You’ll find old Chinese temples in between the massive newly built skyscrapers, little green lungs in the massive concrete jungle and the traditions next to the ‘hip and happening’. In this city, the contemporary Western world and the authentic Chinese culture walk hand in hand. It made me feel like I was back home in Europe. Wandering through a huge China town of London or Paris. But at the same time, it felt quite the opposite.

The energy it gave me was incredible. It was not because I drank litres of coffee, ate a shitload of food or slept like a princess (impossible, the hotel was rubbish). It had all to do with the positive vibes of exploring new places, trying new food (vegan mock-fish sushi for the win!), and experiencing new traditions. The feeling of a once in a lifetime experience even though you secretly know you’ll be back. The people watch – from hipster Hong Kongers to an old lady walking in the street and even some loud British expats, the beautiful Chinese letters and sings, oh and the lanterns – they’re everywhere. The clichés and the unexpected.

It made me more than happy. The kind of happy you want to hold on to forever. If I had the budget, I probably would never have left. But for now, all I can say is: I’ll be back Hong Kong. Sooner or later.

OH by the way. We made a first – ever travel video! If you haven’t seen it already, go check it out – and give it a thumbs up :-)

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  • http://aupaysdesmerveilleblog.be Hannelore

    Wauw, wat een stad!

    • http://www.elsewhere-blog.com tinne @ elsewhere blog

      JA! t was echt top :-) zeker een aanrader en voor herhaling vatbaar!

  • https://pedaljournal.wordpress.com/ Melia

    Oh, beautiful pictures!
    Never put Hong Kong in my travel bucket list, but looking from your nice pictures, I think it’s worth a visit. :)
    So.. Did you get a chance to cycling in Hong Kong? I heard there are few good cycling routes.

    • http://www.elsewhere-blog.com tinne @ elsewhere blog

      Thank you Melia!!
      Unfortunately not, because we only went for a couple of days we left our bicycles at home… I heard the same though and would love to check the cycling scene out next time :-)

      • https://pedaljournal.wordpress.com/ Melia

        Ah, it’s ok.. there’s always a second chance :)

        Have fun in Chiang Mai!

        • http://www.elsewhere-blog.com tinne @ elsewhere blog

          Exactly :-) a great excuse to go there again one day!
          Thanks!!