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Hong Kong: Vibrant Charms of Hong Kong

Stepping foot into Hong Kong in 2013 on transit to Pusan, South Korea I was mesmerized by the blend of East and West. From the iconic red taxis lined up outside the airport to the bustling streets adorned with towering buildings, the city exuded an energetic vibe that left a lasting impression.

The Arrival: Red Taxis and the Gateway to Adventure

Upon landing at Hong Kong International Airport, I was greeted by the striking sight of red taxis lining up, ready to whisk passengers away to their destinations. These vibrant vehicles became synonymous with Hong Kong’s transportation system, a reliable mode of transport that connected travelers to the city’s numerous attractions. The journey from the airport provided a taste of the city’s urban charm, with glimpses of glittering skyscrapers and bustling streets visible through the taxi windows.

Apple Store: Technological Marvel in the Heart of Hong Kong

One cannot discuss Hong Kong in 2014 without mentioning the iconic Apple Store located in the bustling IFC Mall. With its futuristic design and sleek architecture, the Apple Store stood as a testament to Hong Kong’s position as a global hub of technological innovation. Inside, visitors were treated to a sensory experience, surrounded by cutting-edge gadgets and the enthusiasm of tech-savvy staff. The store served as a meeting point for technology enthusiasts, who flocked to get their hands on the latest iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks.

The Majestic Skyline: A Symphony of Steel and Glass

Hong Kong’s skyline has always been a sight to behold, and in 2013, it showcased a stunning display of architectural brilliance. The cityscape was dominated by towering skyscrapers that seemed to scrape the heavens, creating a dazzling contrast against the surrounding Victoria Harbour. Notable landmarks such as the Bank of China Tower, International Commerce Centre (ICC), and Central Plaza added to the mesmerizing panorama. Viewing platforms such as Victoria Peak and Tsim Sha Tsui’s waterfront promenade offered the perfect vantage points to capture breathtaking photographs of the city’s skyline.

The Buzzing Streets: A Tapestry of Culture and Commerce

I knew I had to visit Hong Kong again as I admired the skyline and the bustling streets painted a vivid picture of a metropolis where East meets West, seamlessly blending tradition and modernity.

Hong Kong’s streets in 2013 were a symphony of sights, sounds, and smells. The vibrant neighborhoods like Mong Kok and Causeway Bay were bustling with life, offering a sensory overload of street markets, colorful signage, and enticing aromas from local food stalls. Whether it was strolling through the neon-lit streets of Tsim Sha Tsui or exploring the vibrant Temple Street Night Market, each corner had its own unique character, blending traditional Chinese culture with the influence of international trends.


  • Robust Metro/Train network
  • Amazing Resturants
  • Affordable Michilen Star quality


  • Crowded City


  • Accomodation 5.0/5
  • Food and Drinks 5.0/5
  • Service 5.0/5
  • Friendliness 3.3/5

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