Scintillating Hong Kong Island

Scintillating Hong Kong Island, originally uploaded by globetrotterI.

Hong Kong is in a class all on its own. We traveled there this summer and honestly, I’ve never been to another city like it. After spending three years in China and having recently moved to Taiwan, I knew I would be ready for the constant bombardment of all things Chinese – the lights, the noise and pollution, the crowds of people and unfamiliar food. What I wasn’t prepared for was the duality of both worlds co-existing in this big, beautiful city. It really is a pulsating blend of East meets West.

Victoria Harbour, by day or night, is simply marvelous. I could go there every day and never get tired of the view of Hong Kong Island from the promenade. This, folks, is where people come to capture Hong Kong’s incandescent skyline. It’s a superb place to people-watch. Locals, expats and visitors all gather here to find their own special niche in this unique place. Even with hundreds of other admirers, I still got the feeling that we were on our own. We had a wonderful time strolling the promenade and looking at all the gorgeous boats and watercraft in the water. The magical hour here is 8pm, when an eye-dazzling light show starts. For a few minutes, the flashing multi-colored skyline breaks the sky into a million pieces. The light show is currently the largest of its kind in the world.

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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 in Asia. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to 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 AS, fibromyalgia, and chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline.

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    (December 29, 2011 - 3:06 pm)

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