Hong kong Day trip

Hong Kong was declared special administrative zone of China for 20 years and since then it has become the business capital of the world, the history have invasions and today it looks like a prosperous and crowded city with a very varied Chinese perspective and Different from mainland China.

It's only 2 hours from Shenzhen to get there, I took this road one Saturday morning along with my roommate Oscar, with no idea that we would find it across the bridge. First you have to change some money, from Yuan to HK Dollar, then cross a bigger immigration control than any other that you have seen, with more than 20 lanes of check. It must be said that many Chinese go to Hong Kong to buy imported duty-free merchandise, so will see a lot o people carrying suitcases they are looking to fill.

When you arrive you are directly in the subway of the city, from where you spend 40 minutes to reach the center and see the highlights.

Between its narrow streets of huge buildings you feel transported in time, local food restaurants with long lines to enter and Luxury shops make up the landscape.

It's like leaving China and entering New York for a while. The streets full of foreigners who arrive for business, studies or just to know a bit of madness.

After getting up and down the streets we decided to enter a small restaurant that besides offering a good price for the sector had a mention in the Michelin guide, the result? Delicious noodles that swam in a broth with balls of very particular pork. We tasted the dish on a small table that we shared with two strangers who unlike us eat the dish with expertise. To end the gastronomic experience we went for a cheese cake to a bakery that seems to be very famous, I suppose that by the amount of people taking photos at the entrance of the place.

The tour of the sector was completed by a temple full of people lighting incense and doing what seemed like prayers to Buddha

We leave to continue with the tight itinerary recommended by the tour guide that my partner Oscar takes everywhere. We take a ferry across Victoria Harbor which takes you to the Kowloon sector, where you will find great shopping and luxury shopping centers, so it will be the paradise for lovers of the most exclusive brands. However it is enough to walk a couple of miles to find again old and crowded building with cheap merchandise stores on the first floors.

I really enjoy getting lost in the streets of the cities, just to find that you can impress me in the next corner and Hong Kong is the perfect place for that, as well as to be seduced by shopping and return home with bags full of thing

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