Hong Kong: When Dusk Falls

The second time to Hong Kong, I find myself taken aback by pleasant surprises. First, there was the unprecedented meeting with the relatives, a flurry of catch-up sessions, sinfully delicious foods, and an unforgettable dose of genuine hospitality.

Then, there were the street sights – rowdy, messy, chaotic and dangerous. That pretty much epitomized the heart of Kowloon. While so many things about Hong Kong remain the same, for instance, the dripping air-cons that so characterizes the city, the place seems different. It isn’t as hostile, impatient and lonesome as it was during my first trip there four years ago. I guess what I’m trying to say is this – great company makes all the difference.

By dusk, I stood at the corner of the curving streets, dwarfed by a plethora of half-constructed buildings, their silhouettes a perfect contrast to the evening sky. I was surprised, by how low light actually made pictures more melancholic, nostalgic and yet, hauntingly beautiful.

It was then that I started firing away. With the camera, of course.

Where to STAY: 4-star Eaton Hotel, situated in the heart of Kowloon Peninsula on Nathan Road. The hotel is conveniently located near MTR Jordan Station with cafes and a 24-hour 7-11 just below it. Talk about convenience!

Where to SHOP: Tsim Sha Tsui (Malls and big brands), Soho and Hollywood Road (arts and antiques), Temple Street and Mongkok (flea markets and cheap finds).

Where to CLUB: Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong’s premier dining and clubbing entertainment destination comes alive after midnight.

What to WEAR: People in Hong Kong dressed stylishly so don’t be afraid to go wild in style. Leopard prints, bohemian, street style…you name it, they have it. As for me, I can’t do without my shades and accessories.

What Hong Kong means to me: Congested shopping haven.


About whenpenmeetspaper

Copywriter, travel writer, blogger, wanderluster.
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