Hong Kong, China, 2011 | Mong Kok 1
Hong Kong, China
When Sarah and I told people we were visiting Hong Kong, a special administrative region (SAR) of China, the advice we were given was to stay on the Island. Kowloon (on the mainland) is for tourists, we were told. Well, sort of. Like everywhere, it depends on where you go. We had the best dumpling soup on Man Yuen Street in Jordan where English was no where to be found, and, if Mong Kok is for tourists, then what to make of the new mall in Central on the Island? Although, that mall has the coolest Apple store I've seen. But skip the night markets in Kowloon. Those are for tourists in a very unappealing way, and Chungking Mansion no longer resembles the Hong Kong action flicks of the early 1990's.
Alan Horsager is a photographer and vision neuroscientist living in Los Angeles, California.