{Hong Kong 2013} Part I: Sights and some random observations

Amidst the recent outcry over the Hong Kong government considering to require visas for Filipino passport holders, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy going to Hong Kong every now and then. It’s the only other country I’ve had the privilege of visiting more than three times, but even though I don’t speak a word of Cantonese it’s not at all difficult to communicate with the locals. I either switch to Mandarin or English and the moment’s confusion of them thinking I’m a local thanks to my Chinese looks is gone.

This year we spent the long Halloween weekend in Hong Kong after so many years, and I decided I would try my hand at making a travel video of the things I witnessed and enjoyed in Hong Kong. Since this is my first, it might be a little shaky, but I love it nonetheless. I hope you all enjoy it as well! :)

What I really love about Hong Kong is how alive it always seems to be. Everywhere you look you see people of all ages walking fast, going places. No matter what time of the day, the MTR’s and the streets are always packed with people. I love walking around this city at night because everything is lit up and I actually feel safe (except maybe in Mongkok where the crowd is literally a wave of people that sweeps you off your feet), and the streets are the best place to feel the pulse of the city. It raps and thumps like a beat that demands attention, and you can’t help but go along with it.
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