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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hong Kong might be heaven

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Hong Kong is amazing now that I'm out of the airport. What a rich, colorful, vibrant, and alive city.

The most exciting thing so far has been fairly simple: I snuck onto the roof of my hotel (past many signs advising not to) to catch the sunset. Sure, catching the sunset isn't the most exhilarating feat, but what I didn't expect was how breathtaking the 360 would be. I expected to take a snap or two of the sun behind the clouds. What I did not expect was to be greeted by the mountain, the interesting juxtaposition of humans and nature as seen by the construction and placement of gigantic apartment estates, the delicate and respected balance of technology and nature present in the city planning, and the simple ability to see off into the distance in such a pronounced way.

Here's what it looks like at the base of that big apartment mecca. One could literally never leave the big cube (hold the Borg jokes, please!) and have everything needed to survive:

The things to eat here are many and mostly all delicious though some are curious. A visit to the market inside yielded not only amazing sights but some pretty tasty dishes as well. Can anyone tell me where I can get some similar type of ramen-noodle hotdog scrambled egg breakfast soup like this in Charlotte? It is so delicious and addictive!

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Hong Kong Food
Meat market (and I don't mean at Epicenter) Brown rice cheese bread Golden fruit Shrooms! Lychees No idea what this is. Do you know?

Hong Kong Food

By Desiree Kane

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