The subways here are so convenient, fast and clean. As Max says, you can eat off the floor!
This last amazing photo is taken with the Go Pro Hero 3 (click the link and watch that video!) camera that Max’s bro and I gave him for Christmas. Isn’t it impressive?
So in Toronto right now it is 9pm on Thursday. In Hong Kong it is already 10am on Friday so this happened basically right now for all you Eastern standard timers. Time travel.
If you are unclear, Hong Kong has a few different areas: Kowloon is the mainland part of it, Hong Kong Island is the island directly across from Kowloon (only one subway stop from Kowloon to the island) and the business district, and the airport is on Lantau Island. Here is a little map:
We are living on Kowloon which is the Chinese area of Hong Kong (I’m slowly but surely learning Cantonese…Nay Ho, MmGoi, Do Tzie). In my few days here I only had been exploring Kowloon and it’s amazingness until yesterday when I had an urge to travel all of two subway stops from my front door and head to the island. And boy oh boy was I in for a surprise!
Hong Kong Island is like a completely different world. It’s extremely westernized. Everyone is speaking English. The diversity there is incredible! I want to go back again tonight! There is no empty land. Every corner is built up and then built on top of that and then on top of the building below it so you get kind of a “Fifth Element” scene going on. The prices are westernized too though…basically the only downside.
It would literally take months to even begin to explore this island. Thankfully I had my eye on the prize and ended up finding at least 3 pretty dress shops
The creative, handmade jewelry shops are really inspirational. It gave me a clear vision of what I want for Poet’s Circle.
We traveled on the world’s longest outdoor escalator (I did not make up this fact). Which took us around 20-25 minutes to reach the top which that had nothing there but the journey to the top was incredible and can only be reflected in the short film we will put together for you.
At one point Max said, “How can we even begin to capture what we can see with our eyes right now, on a camera.” It’s true. The pictures are so mediocre compared to what we actually saw.
It was magical!