At Victoria Harbor with Hong Kong Island in the background
When we last saw our hero he was charging boldly towards .... a lounge chair. Ok so vacationing isn't exactly heroic but it sure can be fun. Suffice it to say that most of the rest of my time on Bali was just like what I already described. Relaxed, hot, and slow paced.
Before returning to Dallas though, i had one more stopover to readjust to Western life. A stop in Hong Kong, a mix of the East and West. Since i'm still in HK, my thoughts will be brief (since i'd rather be outside exploring).
Hong Kong is probably the most densely packed city i've ever been in. It has as many residents as New York but in 1/4 the space. The streets at rush hour are a sea of humanity. The buildings are tall, shiny and mostly new on Hong Kong Island. Across Victoria Harbor in Kowloon, it's even more packed and the buildings are a bit older. This is where Hong Kong starts to feel less like Singapore and more like Seoul or Bangkok. If nothing else, the city definitely feels alive and doesn't just feel like a soulless concrete jungle.
Overlooking Hong Kong from Victoria Peak
At Lions Point looking down
The Hong Kong skyline at night
Bruce Lee statue
Preparing to fight in front of the Bruce Lee statue