Getting Lost in Mong Kok

Every place has at least two faces. Even for a simple thing like shopping this dichotomy manifests itself.

To experience a place, they say one has to immerse in it, go where the locals go.

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Mong Kok in Hong Kong is one such place.

It has a lively sense of chaos. One can get lost in the noise and smells, the crowds and the lights.

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If adventurous enough one can even sample local street food.

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Or one can go to Tsim Sha Tsui where the tourists go.

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You won’t get lost in there, but where’s the fun in that?

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5 thoughts on “Getting Lost in Mong Kok

  1. I agree with you. When you get older you discover that the best way to discover a place, a city or a country is just having a coffe or a beer and have a look to locals walking, arguing, shopping, smiling, eating,… That´s th esence of the palce.

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    1. I like your perspective! It has happened that I’ve been in a place many times but didn’t really get to know it until I “got lost.” Not only do you discover the “real” place but you also get to know the people. Thanks for sharing!

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