Have you ever felt loyal to a certain part of town? In Chicago, the north siders and the south siders are fiercely protective of their territories, which are defined by baseball teams, parades, and airports.
But when my husband Tom and I visit Hong Kong this October (!!!!), we won’t be staying in Kowloon. We’ll be across the harbor where Wanchai meets Happy Valley.
I almost feel like I have a split personality. Part of me feels loyal to Kowloon, yet another part wants to spice things up a bit.
It’s like trying new restaurants rather than going to the same one all the time.
Staying Hong Kong side will allow us easier access to the trams. (This one was photographed in Central.)
And the Jewish cemetery, which I need to visit again for my work in progress (even though that’s set in Shanghai).
Last time Tom and I went to Hong Kong, we didn’t get to see some areas of Hong Kong Island that I wanted to show him. We stayed in Tsim Sha Tsui on that trip, so this time it will be nice to be based in another part of the city.
Thankfully Hong Kong is relatively small and getting over to Kowloon will just be a quick ferry, subway, or bus ride away.
Six more months to go!