HK and Kowloon: Pulsating Blends of East meets West

Promenade, originally uploaded by globetrotterI.

We stayed at the Kowloon Hotel Harbor Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui in the hub of Kowloon. Our accomodations were pricey for such small quarters, but we weren’t too disappointed. We had a great view of the city. Our room was clean and well-stocked. The staff were most helpful in loading us with maps and pointing us to the nearest and most reputable visa office and we couldn’t have been more centrally located.  We were a ten minute walk away from the Promenade and we found the MRT right outside our door.

Nathan Road is an entrancing and exotic mix of Western and Eastern cultures. In addition to a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, bars and electronic shops, it’s a major shopping district that blends old eastern charm of nightmarkets and street vendors with haute-couture and high fashion storefronts. Hong Kong also offers an enormous variety of food from around the world. We enjoyed the wide and unusual varieties of food as much as we enjoyed our own particular favorites from back home.

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. I'm an experienced businesswoman and have worked in many leadership positions. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. I started writing about my health journey in 2009 after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, which came with other massive health issues. These diagnoses were the start of my journey as a health advocate and patient leader. Since then, My Several Worlds has been recognized worldwide as a top site for chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline. Twitter @globetrotteri Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/. I also have a dedicated page for My Several Worlds at https://www.instagram.com/myseveralworlds/. Each IG feed features different content.

3 thoughts on “HK and Kowloon: Pulsating Blends of East meets West

    Raymond Lam

    (January 26, 2007 - 12:25 am)

    Hi globetrotter, I’m sincerely pleased you are enjoying your stay in Hong Kong. I’m a resident and as of now I’m just chilling near Central after work at IFC II Tower. I come back for the holidays but I study the philosophy of religion in Australia. The food is always a big reason why Hong Kong is nice. I eat so much when I get back.

    My blog is buddhawarrior.wordpress.com if you want to know where I am online. Keep up having fun around the world.

    globetrotteri

    (January 26, 2007 - 3:30 am)

    Hi Raymond,

    Thanks for stopping by. I love HK, but I bet you hear that all the time. It truly is a wonderful place.

    Queenie

    (June 23, 2008 - 5:01 pm)

    what a familiar scene!Especially the one in Mongkok
    reading your journey remind me of my hometown so much
    I miss HK!!
    hopefully we could travel back there together someday^^

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