Bringing home Hong Kong
Ten days from my return to the U.S., and I’m still dreaming about monkeys, street food and sewage treatment plants. Blame it on the jet lag (that I just got over a few days ago) or the weight loss (because China is very vegetarian un-friendly), but I’m completely worn out! Hong Kong was everything I had expected and so much more. Here are the three biggest takeaways I brought home with me.
Hong Kong is unique. Looking back on it, what stands out most are the contradictions of the city: forward-thinking, yet steeped in tradition; impossibly dense, yet run wild with nature; a pro-democratic culture overseen by mainland China. So many things about this place shouldn’t work, and yet it all comes together in one of the most fascinating places I’ve ever visited.