Far From The Maddening Crowds

I was told Hongkong is a crowded place, but I was not prepared for just how crowded it can get at some of the places we went to. Throngs of people everywhere. People queue to get into shops (!), queue to use the toilets, queue for the fitting rooms, queue to pay for purchases, queue to get into trains, queue to get a seat to have a meal etc. Queue. Queue.Queue.

After 1.5 days of walking lots, queuing lots and bearing with the noise, I decided I had enough and wanted to take things slow. So, by most Singaporeans' (and perhaps Hongkongers') standards, the amount of shopping I did was not great =)

Not that it really mattered to me though. I enjoyed views at the Peak, the trip to Sai Kung for seafood, and (surprise surprise) the visit to Hongkong's History Museum.

But for now, I am glad to be back home - to some peace and quiet =)

8 comments:

Little Miss Snooze said...

And that's why tehpeng doesnt like hk one bit...heh.

Oooh, did you say u went hk with a 4-mth old? Wow. I'm very impressed with the parents. Looks like i shld start my travel planning!

corsage said...

Roboman doesn't like it too. He's been there before and said he wouldn't be able to live there. I can imagine that in cooler weather it would have been more pleasant though.

Yes the 4-month-old was such a sweetie! He hardly fussed at all although when we took him out of the strappy thing he was carried in, I realised he was all sweaty! Salespeople and wait staff all loved to play with him :) I'm sure it will be same for Nat!

BeanBean said...

you're back! yah, DD really doesn't like HK either - he finds it way too crowded. that's a brilliant shot from the peak you've got as your header btw -- clear and unsmoggy!

corsage said...

beanbean: Yes, we had perfectly sunny and un-smoggy weather! Was great to behold the views from the Peak :) We were told that the typhoon last week and the controls on smog in China really cleared the air!

~tif;fany* said...

go to some beach resort next time. can R&R better! :)

corsage said...

tiff: Yes, that is definitely on the cards! Spas and beaches. MMMMmm :) But HK is still the place to go for shopping.

~tif;fany* said...

try Paradize Resort off Phuket Island. (when the situation is better.)

shopping wise, i really like bkk! must go hk to shop someday! :)

corsage said...

tiff: Thanks for the recommendation! Yes, BKK's lots cheaper too - in general.