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Hong Kong Day 1 - Drupal Tour 2016

By Eduardo García ● CTO | April 27th, 2016

As I said before, for my Hong Kong is not China, for many reasons. First, one Hong Kong citizens don’t have the same rights as other Chinese folks in the mainland ( Mainland identify areas outside Hong Kong and Macau). B. They have a different system of visas than Mainland and C. They are more English oriented than the rest of China.

Yesterday, I decided to don’t visit a particular place, instead of I just visit some public spaces to feel the city, my first stop was in Kowloon Park a big green area in Hong Kong, which is weird, due the high prices of land. This place as I expected was full of Senior citizens practicing Thai Chi; the park is also used for cultural representation, and there is an Aviary in the middle of the park.

kowloon park seniors

kowloon park aviary

kowloon park anime statue

Later on, I went out to the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, The area is under construction, but the Promenade is still there, with a good view of Hong Kong, but Hong Kong was cloudy, so the pictures are not totally clear.

west kowloon

After that, I walked in direction to Tsim Sha Tsui to see the promenade located there and take a ferry from Victoria Harbur

hongkong ferry

hong kong island

In the other side is located the Hong Kong island, so I just roam between a network of bridges that connect upscale shopping malls, before to took a train to visit Dried Seafood Street located at [Des Voeux Road](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des_Voeux_Road]. I was expecting something like a Chinatown but was clean and organized, but the food of course very exotic.

dry seafood 1

dry seafood 2

dry seafood 3

At night, I met with my friend Jackie Chang from BootDev to have a dinner and later on see other folks for a Drupal Happy Hour meetup.

hong kong dinner jackie

As always, was a great night with my friend Jackie.


Distance (steps)
Bangkok (today)22.426