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A weekend away in Hong Kong
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Two of my teacher friends, who also work in Guangzhou and Foshan, decided that for their birthday they wanted to go away for the weekend to Hong Kong. As always, I jump at the chance of travelling to cities I've never been to before!
 
What immediately hit me when our train pulled up at Hung Hom train station was how built up Hong Kong is – the horizon was covered in skyscrapers, huge glass buildings and flashing lights. The city screams modern architecture, an architecture style that I really like. Hong Kong seems to be a far cry from my tiny farming village where I grew up in the North of England.
 
We stayed at a dreary looking hostel because it was cheap (another thing that hit me about Hong Kong – it was very expensive). We also found upon arrival at the hostel that all 8 of us were sharing 4 double beds which came as a shock because we thought we had booked a dormitory! So 4 people were sharing 2 double beds in this tiny room with a bathroom that was the size of a shoe box. An experience none-the-less!
 
In Hong Kong we went to Hong Kong Island a lot and visited the Peak (we took the bus up the mountain then the tram down), many parks, the Lady's Market and food markets (I had the most delicious French toast done in Hong Kong style), and saw the famous light show of Hong Kong's skyline. I have to say, the light show was very disappointing! I thought the entire cityscape would be a disco of colourful and flashing lights, but instead it was just 3 beams of light that jumped from building to building. It wasn't anything spectacular, but what made up for the anti-climatic light show was how beautiful and awe-inspiring Hong Kong's buildings looked at night. It was probably the most magnificent sight I've seen in a city so far.
 
As my fellow teachers had to go back on the Sunday, one of the teachers whose birthday it was and I stayed an extra night to experience Hong Kong more. We tried the local vegetarian Indian food in the hostel building (it was the nicest vegetarian Indian food I've tasted as I don't like eating meat) and met some interesting fellow westerners who do a lot of business in Hong Kong. It was fascinating to see a lot of westerners from different countries (we met people from America to Spain) all in one, very small city. We ate dinner by Hong Kong harbour and took the ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. We also ate a lot of western food such as double chocolate muffins, French toast, cheese cake and espresso coffee. It's fair to say that we probably doubled in size during that weekend!
 
All-in-all, I definitely would return to Hong Kong; however, I found it very expensive! It reminded me of how expensive England is which was a shock! I think when/if I return to England, I'm going to miss how well priced and delicious Chinese food is!
 
 
Natalie Vass

 
 

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