A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again! Alexander Pope
Saturday, March 22, 2008
MY TRAVEL QUESTS
... join me in my travel quests to the great cities of the world ...
After walking around the botanical garden
One of the distinct advantages of overseas contract workers is that they get the chance to travel to countries other than their own.
Here’s one to reminisce --
SIDE TRIP IN HONGKONG
I made several side trips to Hong Kong in the past, and would probably do so in the years to come. Hong Kong would always be a bustling city—its streets are always crowded with tourists, businessmen, adventurers, and migrant workers. It’s harbor crowded with ships, ferryboats and junks. It’s skyline dotted with towering skyscrapers. But beneath this sophisticated façade persists the Chinese enigma—the century old beliefs and customs that prevent Hong Kong from ever being mistaken for a western city.
The best time to visit Hong Kong is in September, October, November, and December, when the days are warm and the nights are cool. There are so many points of interest in Hong Kong, and one should not miss a trip to the Peak, for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramic views. There are so many sightseeing tours, which cover attractions of the new territories, Hong KongIsland and outlying islands. The nights of Hong Kong are amazing and tantalizing. Nightspots are everywhere, an open-air market in the evening time.