Day 318: July 22, 2014
Nǐ hǎo! Today’s post features the highlights from a June trip to 香港 Hong Kong.
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. – Richard Bach
A little info: Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Meaning, H.K. holds a different political system than mainland China, operating under the principal “one country, two systems.”
The Cantonese dialect of Chinese is the primary language spoken along with English as a designated official language. In my limited experience, the overall English speaking ability in H.K. far surpasses the prevalence found in Tokyo.
天壇大佛 Tian Tan Buddha:
The streets: Navigating at first seems a bit overwhelming with neon signage at every turn and a babel of chatter consuming the sidewalks. My travel buddy, a New York City native, took right to the madness and had us swimming with the current in no time. (Thanks Lauren)
Hong Kong can nudge you out of your comfort zone but proves to be a place of priceless memories. One photo I was always too hungry(?) to capture was a shot of the street corner’s steaming pork buns every morning.
Trust that these many little moments of perfection were paid for with much enjoyment.
As you think, you travel. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. May you live all the days of your life. – Jonathan Swift