Well, what can I say? I spent so much time drinking beer in Hong Kong that it has taken me this long to write my blog post about the place.
I went to Hong Kong to visit my friends Allan and Peta, who I knew from way back when I was doing my PhD in Norwich. They have now moved over there to sample the ex-pat lifestyle; Allan working for a bank, and Peta working for an airline company, and they have a really nice pad on Hong Kong Island; central region.
I arrived pretty late so the first night we spent in, eating Mexican and reminiscing about past life, and chatting on future plans. Next day, as it was a nice clear day I went up to the cable car so that I could get a view of the city. Although it was a little bit hazy; according to Allan this was pretty clear to what it can be.
On the next couple of nights we hit the pubs, I can’t remember the names of the places that we went to, but on the first night there was a cool Philippine band; well cool if you are wasted; though I think they’d be ok sober too. Much beer was drank
The following day we hit the street, as drinks are very expensive in Hong Kong we just brought ours from the 7-11 and drank on the streets, admiring the scene and talking to random people.
In the day time we had been on a trip to the other side of Hong Kong island. It is quite surprising how little most of Hong Kong Island is developed, mainly because of the many mountains, which forces all the buildings to be concentrated in only a few places. Heres a picture of my friends Peta and Allan.