Well Hong Kong, I've been only here a couple of days so far, but congratulations, you've already won me over.
I really don't know why it's taken me so long to make the trip over and explore this city. I guess I was always swayed by the people who said that Hong Kong was overly stifling and dirty, and whilst it may not be the cleanest place on earth, to me this just adds to the overall vibrancy of the place. From the constant dripping of air-conditioning units (maybe this is why so many in Hong Kong use umbrellas even when it's not raining?) to the constant traffic (both automotive and pedestrian), Hong Kong is really when of those places where things never stand still. And if you do try and stand still you'll either get hooted at by a taxi or pushed over by a surge of pedestrians. In fact, the overriding motto that Drea and I have come up with for the trip thus far is "ain't nobody got time for that" and that really does seem to be the mantra that everyone here abides by. Whilst I admit that might not be everyone's cup of tea, hailing from London I've always been a big city boy at heart and so I find the constant hustle and bustle really invigorating.
The heat here at the moment is ridiculous and unfortunately unlike Singapore there aren't shopping malls and undercover walkways everywhere to seek some air-conditioned refuge. Thus the only way to stay out of the sun is to cafe hop, and Tai Ping Shan was the perfect place to do that (well, after you almost die climbing the staircase that is.) Oldish is a quaint little cafe that served really good coffee and if tea's more your thing then Teakha is seemingly the place to be, with swathes of people constantly looking for tables in there. Everyone seemed to demolishing their cakes and desserts but I was still so full from lunch at Mrs Pound that I could hardly stomach anything else (I guess I'll just have to come back again then :p) And on the subject of food, I'm hungry again and there's so much more yet to devour so I better get back on the streets and find some eats. Until next time!