Hong Kong 2017 / by William Bryan

This is the first post in a five-part series from a trip to Southeast Asia in May, 2017 with Sach and Goose. The other four stories are on their way!

After fourteen hours in the air we were lucky enough to descend into Hong Kong right as the sun was setting over its myriad islands. The approach down to the airport gives you the impression that they take a certain route to avoid clipping the massive skyscrapers as you fly over the city—I've never seen so many concrete monoliths in my life.

Hong Kong served as a kind of book-end for our trip to Southeast Asia, but with a total of 70 hours on the ground in the legendary city split between the beginning and end of our travels in Southeast Asia we were determined to make the most of our short time there. After waking up at 5:30 a.m. (thanks, jetlag) we wandered all over the city. We gorged ourselves on Dim Sum at a locals-only establishment, saw the city from above atop Victoria Peak, and enjoyed an impromptu beach day on the south side of the island. After 13 miles of walking we rested our tired feet and passed out in our miniature beds at 6 p.m. (thanks again, jetlag).

We had a few hours to kill before our flight to Vietnam the next morning so we wandered into a fish and produce market before making our way to the airport.


Fast-forward 15 days past adventures in Vietnam and Thailand to when we returned to Hong Kong: Not being the type to sit back and relax, even at the end of a trip, we hiked to the Tian Tan Buddha and enjoyed one last amazing dumpling meal before getting on our final plane home.

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