Tim’s Travel Tips: Comparing Hong Kong to New York

Last week I attempted to compare Shanghai to New York.  There really isn’t a comparison except for they are large.  This week I try to compare Hong Kong to New York.  Mary Ann and I only had a day in Hong Kong but it felt very different than Shanghai.



Mary Ann and I stayed across from the main business district in Tsim She Tsui in Kowloon area of Hong Kong.  It seemed more established than your typical Chinese city and grittier.  Some of the side streets that we came across were over-stuffed with people, even more so than Shanghai.

Many of the Chinese cities that Mary Ann and I visited have been around for centuries, but you can’t tell.  In Hong Kong there were more people from all parts of the world.  A little bit more of a melting pot like New York.  Hong Kong has been around as an economic powerhouse much longer than the rest of China, and it shows. Only recently has the rest of China caught up.

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