Ended a visit to another country and I write these lines with ferry service between Hong Kong and Macau. Once again I understand that I am not a fan of traveling in a hurry, because You can understand and see something in 4 days. Therefore, this trip was of an exploratory nature, and I received only a general view of hong kong. On the other hand, where without it, already next time it will be more or less clear where to go.
I liked Hong Kong, although there are so many people in it that Moscow now seem like a deserted ghost town. There is, and Asia with its smells and contrasts, and European civilization, and wild nature, and modern skyscrapers. But most of all, the fact that a lot has been done for people and there is something to do on weekends besides shopping. Generally it is amazing how they were able to equip to live a mountainous terrain and squeeze everything out of it to the maximum, I have repeatedly wanted to exclaim “well done!”, and this is all for such short term (30 years seems to be all).
The content of the article
- 1 Smell of Asia and Free Wifi
- 2 Very closely among match-houses
- 3 Swimming in the human stream
Smell of Asia and Free Wifi
Coming out of the plane, you immediately feel not a sharp smell of humidity and spices, it is typical enough for Asian countries. Nice bonus while waiting on the passport control is free wifi, although I did not have to wait for verification of documents for long. But The currency exchange rate here is very bad, you should not change much of it. With 100 bucks they gave 720 HKD, when in the city they give 770 HKD. By the way conveniently multiply the price in hong kong dollars by 4 to get cost in rubles for the evaluation of expensive / cheap. And another moment, prices everywhere in Hong Kong are indicated with a $ sign, not HKD, this is a bit confusing at the beginning.
Capturing the Information Map of Hong Kong, I took the A21 bus, going just to Nathan Road and our budget hotel in a huge an anthill building.
Like at the airport, the bus also had free wifi! Running over go ahead, I want to say that free wifi was still found in the city Park, somewhere in the Hong Kong subway and on the waterfront next to the Alley stars, and the speed is quite normal. And in our hotel, he does was 15 megabits! And for those who need an Internet constantly during You can buy a wifi internet package from PCCW around the city, Prices are quite normal and coverage is also nothing.
Finally flew with monitors in the seats
Tsing Ma Bridge is one of the longest bridges in the world.
Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong
Free internet in the metro
Very closely among the match-houses
The first thing that strikes the eye is that they are as thin as residential matches. houses that touch the sky and were built so often that often they form a solid wall that cannot be bypassed. And when you look out of the window or just go out, then not immediately clear overcast today or not. Skyscrapers are different from mirror and glittering, scruffy and rusty. AT the central part of the city (for example, on the way to the Peak Victoria) basically everything is pathetic and brilliant, unless, of course, go into the small alleys. A little distance away, houses get lower and simpler. And in the new territories, in fact, in the suburbs (where we went swim) can be very typical houses for Asia.
In the well of high-rise buildings on the island of Hong Kong
Narrow, like a match, a residential house
They live closely, but they all have air conditioning.
Sewerage all outside
Holes in the houses for dragons, so as not to be angry that they block the way
Linen is dried outside
Streets of Hong Kong – Hong Kong Island
Escalator 1 km long, though not entirely, but in pieces
Hong Kong Streets
Throughout the city you can find such fences
Construction does not stop for a minute
Access to the shopping center ventilation is on the sidewalk.
Residential high-rise building
On the outskirts of Hong Kong at home a little thicker
Through this box you can return the books to the library.
In many long passages metro travelers
Hong Kong Streets
The most important street in Hong Kong is Nathan Road
Above only stars, and then, apparently, only temporarily
Pok Fu Village is what Hong Kong used to be
Old and not aesthetic high-rise buildings
Between the skyscrapers here are the streets
There are in Hong Kong and such houses
Night Hong Kong – view of Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Light Show
Fish Market – buy the perfect pet for the cramped conditions
Hong Kong, like any city has contrasts. One of them is bamboo “scaffolding” during the repair of buildings. The city is almost cars are flying, but such a thing remains, funny
Bamboo forests are still used.
Swimming in the human stream
The second thing you pay attention to is the number of people and it is not surprising, according to Wikipedia, there is a density of more than 6000 person / sq km Not weak, huh? But it is noticeable most of all on the street. Nathan Road, where all shopping is concentrated and most guesthouses and hotels. In the crowd literally have to tack and push, but you can be closer to each other. AT the rest are not tourist places where I was (sleeping areas, not main streets), quite normal in this regard.
People and signs and nothing more
Crowds of people on Nathan Road
Hong Kong’s Wet Love Story
In masks do not go often, barely caught
Here it is, the joy of life!
Filipinki hang out here, probably looking for work.
Muslims here too missing
Many guys have hair
You can meet musicians at the local Arbat
I’d love to know what this cripple writes
Walking a dog and dog cart
Straw hats are still in fashion
Chinese mummers are calling somewhere
8 people and all photographers, yes
There are moving figures here, only a coin is worth throw
P.S. This is not the end of my impressions, here’s a continuation article with with a little different hong kong. In fact, he, like any country very different, and there are not only skyscrapers and crowds of people here nature and tranquility, beaches and poorly populated sleeping areas.
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