The City in a Rush–Hong Kong Trip

Although a beautifully and carefully crafted city, Hong Kong is a combination of a forest of interwoven skyscrapers and old buildings, the hot, humid, and almost suffocating air, and the never-ending massive crowds. Coming from the serene Kerama Islands, I was a bit overwhelmed by this city that seemed to be aggressively coming towards me from every angle.
Hong Kong is known as a shopping paradise. As an SF girl who’s used to big cities, I was more attracted to the narrow alleyways and local markets instead of the glamorous avenues.
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The Peak offers a panoramic view of Hong Kong, which, seen from the top, appeared to be two narrow strips of tall buildings sandwiched by the surrounding mountains and the Victoria Harbor. It seems like every inch of land has been utilized to its extreme value. It’s hard to imagine that Hong Kong used to be a small fishing town!
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