New Hong Kong

Having spent a couple of days in and around Kowloon, I was keen to discover today a little more of the “real”, Hong Kong. I’m not saying those areas around Kowloon and Central aren’t “real”, but I just wanted to get a non-tourist sense of the place as well. So I hopped on the train …

Hong Kong’s Many Faces

The first sound I heard today was a jack-hammer. I don’t know exactly what time it started, but it was early. Strangely enough, in a city that’s already highly developed, there’s still space for more. There’s a large section of land right near Central which is being turned into a waterside development. And everywhere you …

It’s Fun To Stay At The Y in HK

The first thing you notice when walk into the YMCA in Hong Kong is the smell of chlorine. “It really is a YMCA”, I said to the nice American bloke I’d met at the airport who was also staying here. In the queue at customs he’d asked me where I’d obtained the map of Hong …