Hong Kong

The one that said that Paris was the city of lights, had never gone to Hong Kong before.

Different than our first chinese approach in Shanghai, Hong Kong welcomed myself (the only one of the group who had not a european passport) with a 30 day tourist visa and the friendly face of an inmigration police officer. Totally unexpected!

The hotel room where we stayed was small but fancy enough at a "decent" price for Hong Kong. And WOW!!!! We left the hotel and started to see all those lights!! Lights for hotels, lights for advertising, lights for food, lights for stores.... lights lights lights... neon lights!!! just as the ones you see in movies, just as the ones I was dying to see for once in my life!

After walking around through the closest street to the hotel - always "looking right" to ensure there was no car coming and that we were not the stupid pedestrians crossing when it was not allowed (Thank you British to pass on the culture to the asiatics)-, we decided to head off to one of the markets that had fame of opening until very late at night.. so we went there and did some shopping. (paintings, tea cups, chopsticks, jewelry...) We had dinner there (at one of those chinese outdoor places that while living in a "civilized" country you will never plan to go to), options may vary depending on your taste.. but you could find chicken, noodles, beef, rice, seafood... It was very nice despite of the appearance.

After having dinner, we were in the mood for clubbing.. so we started looking for a place to go. After walking for a WHILE, we ended up in a "chinese" karaoke!!! Cant you imagine? Unknown and unreadable language.
But as you may have already figured out, going abroad with spanish people can be great enough, that we all ended up singing to the tune of the "Asereje", english version... =)

Second day in Hong Kong showed me another side of Asia. A sophisticated and elegant Asia. Including the bay, and the short trip to "The Peak". If you ever decide to go to Hong Kong, you must not miss the peak at night. Because its not only the view of the city, but the incredible perspective of amazing architecture and lighting all together seen from the top. To me, Hong Kong must be in your must-go-before-I-die list.


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