We were staying in Kowloon and we were just a short walk from the foreshore. There were always people out walking.
Or sitting and watching the world go by.
Or looking at the Bruce Lee statue on the Avenue of Stars
Or maybe even being surveyed by school children. We were surveyed by about one thousand of them. They were out on a school excursion in pairs with a sheet full of questions on the lookout for tourists and as we were the only obvious tourists that morning they all made a beeline for us. Their teacher will think that every visitor to Hong Kong loves either Disneyland or Repulse Bay and is there to eat.
Hong Kong is very clean, no rubbish on the streets and lots of cleaners and gardeners around working hard. Well, except the one we saw having a nap on a bench.
And although a lot of people in Hong Kong seem to smoke in lots of places they have to sit in this special spot if they want to smoke on the foreshore. You never see butts on the streets either.
There is a lot of smog there but a lot of fog as well while we were there and it doesn’t feel dirty at all.
At night time you can walk around and feel completely safe.
Or stop at one of the restaurants or bars along the water and have a drink.
Or you can go on a harbour cruise. Obviously I wasn’t on this nice boat, I was on an old wooden junk that you had to leap on and off as it bobbed about because our tour guide thought we needed to have an authentic experience. It is lovely out on the harbour though and every night they have a laser light show and I’m still not sure how one of the many planes flying overhead wasn’t brought down by it.