End of May I passed my one year mark of living in Hong Kong. There were ups and downs, excitement and confusion, culture shocks and happiness. In the end, it has been one great learning challenge and I wouldn’t want to miss any second.
When I think about Hong Kong there are many things that come into my mind. The impression I have of Hong Kong now is very different to the one before I moved here. My perception of Hong Kong has completely changed throughout the moths and I absolutely love that I am able to understand Hong Kong and its people more and more. It still is a very different culture and I dare to say that it is almost impossible for a western mind to completely grasp the emotional and intellectual world that Hong Kongers live in and for. However there are some major misconceptions that many people have of Hong Kong and I would like to dispel the myths.
Hong Kong is a very attractive destination in terms of vacation planning. You can do some sightseeing in this lively city for 3-4 days and then head out to one of the neighbouring countries like the Philippines or Vietnam for some time at the beach. At least, this is what most of our family and friends did. Why just going to Thailand if you can do a quick stopover in Hong Kong. Aside from the fact that Hong Kong is an 11-14 hour flight away from Europe, we had so many visitors as never before. Lucky us because I really miss my friends and family and love them having here with me. So, when people visit us they bring lots of questions and surprisingly we usually get the same questions aka misconceptions about Hong Kong….