Hong Kong has been the biggest surprise thus far in my backpacking journey. What I did expect (and eventually confirmed) was a congestion of high-rise buildings all concentrated in one area. What I did not expect was the way everything works harmoniously together. However, I was even more taken aback by the beautiful diversity that can be found in this relatively small metropolitan city. Travel for 30 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the centre, and you will feel as if you arrived in a new country.
The many faces of Hong Kong:
1. From the concrete jungle
To hiking heaven
Dragon’s Back – 30 minutes away from Central
2. From the crazy neon lights
To untouched beauty
Shek O Beach – 45-60 minutes away from Central
3. From serious and concentrated emotions
To feelings of joy and happiness
4. From busy and claustrophobic streets
To escape, and soul enriching loneliness
Lamma Island – 30 minutes ferry from Central
Welcome to Hong Kong – The mysteriously picturesque region in China.