In response to The Daily Post weekly photo challenge “Tour Guide,” I wanted to take you on a tour of my neighborhood. When people ask me, “Where are you from?” I pause. Then, I pause some more, shift my eyes up and to the right. “Hmm, that’s complicated.”
I grew up in the States but for the past thirty-something years I have traveled in and around Asia, making “home” in several different countries for periods of time. Currently, I live in Hong Kong (which means “fragrant harbor” in Chinese).
From crowded bustling streets to quiet outlying islands, Hong Kong is a vibrant, diverse, and unique place to live. It is divided up into three parts; Hong Kong Island, Kowloon (consisting of Kowloon Peninsula down to the harbor), and New Territories (which runs to the border of The People’s Republic of China). Added in are 235 islands, a few of which are quite heavily populated.
I live on Lantau Island in an area called Discovery Bay. This first photo is the view from my living room window. I can see the skyline of Central in the distance, the main bustling part of Hong Kong Island.
Mixed in with the concrete buildings and busy streets throughout Hong Kong, are plenty of parks where people can enjoy nature. This park is located directly in front of and down the hill from my apartment building.
Here’s another view within “my” park, from the bench my husband and I like to sit on to feed the birds and fish.
I hope you enjoyed the tour. Have a wonderful week ahead!