Hong Kong was not part of our original plan, it replaced Beijing as the visa situation for China could not be sorted in time. We didn’t have time to do much research before arriving there and the main ideas in our mind were that it had an impressive skyline with a famous light show, a big cultural mix from being a former British colony now under China’s ruling, one of the world’s financial centres and a city with a lot of space issues.
On the bus ride from the airport we had a good chance to see the massive harbor and enjoy good views of the city surroundings. As you get closer to the HK island, traffic gets chaotic and moving becomes slow. What we noticed immediately was the huge contrast between the glass towers that make up the water frontline compared to the other skyscrapers where most really need maintenance, these seem to be mainly residence buildings. Given the space restrictions construction is done in height. Continue reading