Silent Sunday: Hello Asia!

It’s not often that the stars align to allow DH and I to go on a trip sans kiddos, but this weekend they did, and we found ourselves in Hong Kong for 48 blissful, and did I say child-free, hours! (technically, I was tagging along, joy-riding on DH’s flight, while he worked his socks off flying there and back, but a girl has to grab some quality time with her man and the street markets when she can).

I’d honestly never seen such an incredible variety of goods for sale – you can literally revamp your wardrobe, buy a pet goldfish and entertain a child one street at a time

I’ve also never seen so many gaz-illions of people – 63,000 per square kilometre apparently. I must have bumped into at least a thousand of them whilst weaving through the crowds

And ALL connected and tapping away on electronic devices, on the go (even while walking)

With such a dense population it’s not surprising that the spread of infection is a concern, and I saw plenty of people wearing masks (along with signs on the metro saying anti-bacterial coating had been applied to the handrails, in addition to frequent disinfecting)

I loved the teeming metropolis though – from the lights to the shopping to the fusion of Chinese and Western influences, Hong Kong totally rocks


About Circles in the Sand

Sun worshiper, journalist, mother, pilot's wife and distracted housewife living in the land of glitz and sand
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8 Responses to Silent Sunday: Hello Asia!

  1. Karen M says:

    Hong Kong should appoint your as her ambassador. Hope you will go there again and share your experience with us, avec les enfants ou pas.

  2. MsCaroline says:

    Awwww….when I saw the title in my Google Reader, I thought you might finally be coming to Seoul! It is amazing how much your photos of Hong Kong look like Seoul – from the markets to the germ masks right down to all the iPhones on the subway – looks like a wonderful trip! But I must ask: did you happen across any kimchi while you were there? ; )

  3. Pia says:

    I love Hong Kong! I think I have to plan for a re-visit soon! Looked like you had a great time AND made it back! 🙂

  4. jen says:

    oh… i lived in shenzhen, china- right across the border from hong kong for 4 years and visited there so often. i miss it so much! your pictures make me homesick. living in doha, qatar now. glad you enjoyed your trip!

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