Never been to Hongkong? Read this first!
My personal experience in hongkong. Read and be enlightened to the rich culture of Hongkong
So what it's like?
During 2010 , that was my first time ever to go to Hongkong. I was excited and thrilled to be visiting such a beautiful place. I will be sharing what it's like to be in Hongkong and some of our own little adventures when we landed at the airport.
Up and aboard!
Upon arriving at the Hk airport, me and my dad (both firs timers) just followed the rest of the crowd to search for the holy arrivals area(mind you , you could get lost in there , HK's international airport is HUGE!!!) just imagine going through layers and layers of security passes before arriving at the arrivals area. So, off we go , we followed the majority of people and little did we know we will be riding a train (YUP! a train inside the airport!) it was the first time that I've ever rode one sooo I ended up nearly stumbling when the train shoots for speed. It was kinda embarrassing because the chinese people where sort of looking at me like (oh another newbie *rolls eyes). By the time we have arrived at the arrival area , we were already exhausted from walking and also hungry.
Food -taste like herbs and spices
Of course if you'll be traveling, the first thing that you wanna try out is the food right? . So off we go , we were searching for a western taste , so we searched for Mcdonald's at that time. All I can say is that, when you're used to western taste of fries of Mcdonalds you can really tell that in Hk , the Mcdonald's Fries there had a kick of herbs. yup! Their KFC also had this somehow chinese herbs taste , and also their Burger King.
Actually it was also the first time that I've tasted Sprite w/Green Tea (Yup chinese people are obsessed with green tea). Green tea are sold everywhere in the streets. We have also tried some of the authentic chinese food there and it was delicious!. Nothing beats authentic food from it's origin.
I admit , I had a bit of a culture shock , when I visited Hongkong. The first night that we were walking the streets , somebody walked past me with a huge bump that I nearly turned 360 degrees without even bothering to say sorry! I mean seriously! , he could've said sorry just for a little bit , but I doubt he speaks English anyways.
Oh yeah , and speaking of English , when we got to 7 eleven store that was just a few blocks from our hotel , we asked the cashier how much the fruits on the stand costs. Unfortunately , she was just shaking her head and kept saying "no english" . Sigh, so yeah be prepared for a little bit of a language barrier when you go to Hongkong , because not all of them understands it or better yet bring a chinese dictionary just ot be prepared.The traffic light also had this sound when your waiting for your turn to cross the street . It sounds like the bell on the train . I have seen most couples walking the streets of Mongkok and Kowloon .All in all, It was a great and fun experience to finally experience such rich culture. Their food are to die for , and also you could get cheap souvenirs on the streets especially on the parts of Mongkok.