The Women of Hong Kong
Trip Start Jul 22, 2009
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I never did explain why I decided to stay on Lantau Island instead of right in Hong Kong. Having done my research I knew I would spend a day on Lantau doing what I said I did yesterday. Knowing I'd be arriving around 6 PM, clearing immigration, then finding the most cost efficient way of getting into Hong Kong and a reasonably priced hotel, then getting back to Lantau the following day, I figured my best option, especially after checking hotel prices, would be to stay near the airport. The bonus was the quieter location of the beach hotel. With the super cheap ferry service, $3.00 and a 30 minute ride on the fast ferry (50 minutes on the regular) into Hong Kong from Mui Wo this worked for me.
Out of the subway station and I start wandering down Nathan Road. Take a bunch of photos of buildings and roads and interesting things. After a while this all starts to look the same. What I do realize that doesn't look the same is the women. There's something about them. They definitely know how to look stylish. Their facial features are also intriguing.
And so, I start taking pictures of the Hong Kong women. Of the 175 pictures I took today, over 100 are of women.
I walked through the markets, that were packed solid, through the malls (wall to wall gorgeous women), the temples, and then sat around a fountain in Kowloon Park for a long while just observing the happenings. The University students taking photos in their cap and gown, the bride and groom, the babies, the young kids. It was awesome just watching (and taking pictures of everyone else taking pictures).
That is something that I've noticed. Everyone is always taking pictures and posing everyone else. In the mall, in the markets, in the park...photos....photos...photos. Smiles and happiness everywhere. It was just so joyful! I love it!
Went to a different part of the park and found other groups dancing. Everybody was having fun on this Sunday afternoon.
There's just something about Chinese women. I haven't the faintest idea how old they are. They all look so young. The University students look like junior high students. One "mom" with a 10 year old looked like she was still in High School.
I thought of writing so much more to explain the reason behind why women seem to be a theme behind the start of this trip, but it's getting late again and after another long day of walking it's time for bed.
One day I'll put together a slide show of the women of Hong Kong. For now you get very few if any photos.
Think It! Feel It! Live It! Love It!
PS. I've been pre-writing these as an email when I don't have wifi access. Once they get posted I'll see if I can get some pictures uploaded.