Hong Kong (part 1)

Our adventure in Asia was not over yet. After breakfast in Cambodia, lunch over Laos (probably), we had dinner in Hong Kong.

When we arrived , we purchased an octopus card ( for the public transit) and got HK money. We took a taxi to get to our hotel in Kowloon. The room was very small but we did not need a larger room. We only sleep and have a shower and most of the day we are out. More  hotels are  offering that style exactly because the travelers are not spending much time in their room. I saw it on TV recently.

It was rather cold in Hong Kong and maybe rain was  coming.  I bought an umbrella just in case and got to learn   from the young  lady how to say thanks in Cantonese.  Mgoy! Lots of people speak English in HK so the communication would not be a problem.  In the city many double Decker buses. We did not use them, we walked and we traveled by  metro. And once  we took the tram.

Now some photos to give you an idea of Hong Kong. I must say that the first thing that  I was really impressed with  was the amount of  skyscrapers. Read this info I found on the  web. “The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region  has over 7,840 high-rise buildings, 1,303 of which are skyscrapers  standing taller than 100 m (328 ft) with 316 buildings over 150 m (492 ft). The tallest building in Hong Kong is the 108-story International Commerce Center.

 

In my next post, we will see more of Hong Kong. Thanks for reading and your comments.

 

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “Hong Kong (part 1)

  1. Il me vient une question après la lecture de ce texte, à savoir si tu considères que c’est une ville qui laisse de la place à l’humain. Est-ce qu’il y a des parcs, de la nature où se reposer, relaxer et se ressourcer? Car il me semble que vivre dans une ville où il y a autant de gratte-ciels c’est difficile et les gens ont besoin de se retrouver parfois dans un milieu naturel.
    Je vais attendre la suite de ton “reportage” que je lirai avec plaisir!

    • une tres bonne question. Meme si HK est une ville tres dense , il y a effectivement des parcs. Je crois bien que tu verras dans les textes qui vont suivre. Et puis il y a tout plein d’iles- pas tres loin- ou les gens peuvent s’evader…Merci bien de ton commentaire.

    • Hong Kong is an interesting city. Public transit is easy . Maybe we so many people it is good that way. I enjoyed this time in HK. you’ll see more on Friday… Have a great week, Mary

    • I recall that they were nice. They are nice people everywhere I go ! merci de ta visite Philippe… tu ne connais pas HK..il faudra revenir voir la suite vendredi . Et mercredi pour la Marche. Merci de ton soutien sur mes blogs.

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