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Half Metropolis, Half Mountains

• Hong Kong, China •

Somehow, my aversion towards crowds, noise, and feeling like salmon swimming against a current had dissipated, overtaken by the fascinating amount of people threading to and fro a concrete jungle. After an eight-hour flight venturing further east, we arrived in Hong Kong.

I took a step back, reluctantly at first, and entrusted our itinerary to my boyfriend’s aunt and uncle, who to this day I am greatly thankful to for providing me with such a pleasant tour of their city. After being picked up from the airport, we nestled into a little room in their apartment, atop a hill overlooking the illuminated streets and structures of Causeway Bay and whatever was beyond.

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