7 things you can do in Hong Kong but not in India
Regular readers here know that in 2015 I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Hong Kong twice while VT was on a work assignment there. Not living as a tourist was a great experience in itself. While travel was a part, the best was getting to see the city up close. Experiencing it on its good and bad days. Halloween or pollution, the welcoming of new year or the rains that kept the city quiet.
The brightly lit city, the strong infrastructure and the culture drew me to it.
So here are 7 things that you can do in Hong Kong but not in India.
- Using a train to cross terminals in the airport.
- A walk in the vegetable market without stepping on cow-dung.
- Surfing on the high-speed internet at the airport that beats the one in most Indian offices.
- Getting on conductor-less buses where people drop the exact change or swipe Octopus(don’t worry, it’s just a card).
- Miss constant honking on the roads.
- Waiting for traffic signals to cross roads and not run for life.
- Wearing what you want without people looking at you with surprise.
If you love to walk, Hong Kong will give you ample safe pedestrian space. Food that most people worry about is easy to find – from fine dining restaurants to delicious tiffins that can be delivered to your office or home. And many more such things.
If you have visited Hong Kong, would you agree with me? And if not, what do you think about this country?
This is post #2 of the 2nd edition of #BarAThon.