My short stint in Bangkok was fun but when you’ve been cooped up in a big city with very little time off, when your holiday does roll around you want the beach and sea air – fast! So I was secretly relieved that it wasn’t long before we had to get on a plane and touchdown in Koh Phangan.
In Hong Kong the average working week is 6 days so once you’ve had a Sunday morning lie-in, there’s not much of your weekend left. As I mentioned in my last post, I’m not a morning person so my Sunday lie-in usually leaves just enough time to change into a different pair of pyjamas. This weekend, however, we decided to see more than one 9 o’clock in a day and go for a hike.
I’m not a morning person and I doubt that’s going to change in a hurry. This means that during the working week I’m barely awake in time to shower, let alone feed myself more than a cereal bar hurriedly on my way to the MTR. Not on the MTR obviously, I’m no rebel. This clashes with another part of my personality because I am definitely a breakfast person. Luckily the Christmas break gave me some time to pile on the festive pounds and sample what Hong Kong has to offer in the breakfast sector. These are my favourite finds so far…
I was very naïve moving to Hong Kong and basing my pre-travel assumptions on the China I’ve seen on TV. Hong Kong is not what I was expecting which is both a blessing and a curse. It’s busy, it’s noisy and it’s claustrophobic – not quite the Zen experience I had built up in my mind. But it’s busy and noisy because it’s exciting – there’s so much going on it can be difficult to know where to start.
I’ve entered the rat race. After 3 years of self-employment, I get up at 6.30(ish), commute for an hour, work 9-5, sign out, go home and receive my healthy regular, stable income at the end of the month. My freelancing past-self is screaming at me, cringing at all the times I said I’d never give it up. But I did and, for the most part, I have no regrets.