Hong Kong. Full.

August 7, 2013

My goodness I am having an excellent time in Hong Kong. Has it always been this magical? This full? Yes, it’s always been this full. But I’m only just now realising the beauty in the fullness.

I first came to this city in 2002 when I was so small and so completely unprepared for the fullness of Hong Kong. I was used to space and sparse. Now, some four visits later, I am less overwhelmed and more…enamoured. More in love.

In love with the grand structures in which people create such tiny homes; in love with the little nooks selling traditional food, untouched by the years and the growing, imposing buildings further narrowing their already limited space; in love with the sprawling markets full of stinky fish and baskets of greens; in love with that feeling I get when I step on to the sidewalk in Wan Chai, dodging droplets from the air-conditioning boxes above and wiping my brow from the full humidity…as we search for a place to satiate our appetites I am at once so happy to be back and so sad to be going. This time around, you see, I am completely prepared for the superficial fullness of Hong Kong…the cluttered buildings and people, people everywhere… yet I am completely unprepared for how full I feel in my heart for this crazy beautiful place.

Hong Kong. I have so much love for you.

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Heidi xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply Terry Turtle August 7, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Great photos!! HK is an amazing city – there really is no other like it in the world!

    • Reply Heidi August 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Agreed! x

  • Reply Merowyn August 7, 2013 at 10:32 am

    LOVE these photos!! Can’t wait to hit up HK one day, Hamish has been and he loves it.

    xox

    • Reply Heidi August 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      You will go mad for it! But oh man, try to avoid August. I’m melting!! x

  • Reply Hannah August 7, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Great pictures..I’ll get there one day! Wish I was still overseas :)
    xx

    • Reply Heidi August 7, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Can’t wait to catch up on your Europe posts! x

  • Reply Cilla August 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I was recently in HK.
    Was trying to get to Tim Ho Wan
    Couldn’t find it.
    Got to Din Tai Fung – was awesome. Amazeballs.

    As a doctor I love all the public health/infectious diseases measures they have there.

    • Reply Heidi August 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      They’ve got it down pat now, hey? Next time, definitely go to Tom Ho Wan, new location in IFC mall. I LOVED their baked BBQ pork buns x

  • Reply InTolerant Chef August 11, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Great photos Heidi, it looks like you saw it all!

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