On a mid-October morning, I landed in Hong Kong for the very first time. I had just completed the 16-hour journey from New York City with nothing but curiosity & excitement … oh and too many layers of clothes. 🙂 I was greeted by the most beautiful weather and knew I could be here for a while. I had a few contacts in Hong Kong prior to my move who provided some useful tips. “Don’t forget to stock up on hair products, pack your bed linen and leave your heavy coats behind” I was told.
“Go there for a year and come back” was the advice I received once I informed my friends & family of my impending move to Hong Kong. 7 years in and I am still in love with my city. Hong Kong is one of those places where some may have intended on moving to short-term but find themselves still searching for a more ideal location a decade or two later. I have lived in a few cities and none can compare to Hong Kong in terms of convenience and efficiency. I have also been here long enough to witness some of my friends leave only to return shortly thereafter.