hong kong is incredibly varied – it can be expensive and excessively luxurious, or fiercely local and hometownish. it wears both personas just as easily, and you pick what suits your mood (or more likely, your budget).
just a few photos from the trip – from the mandarin oriental, which is the epitome of elegant chichi;
at the ferry terminal for the tourist experience;
and amidst the colorful bustle of the streets.
can’t wait to be there over christmas!
So far, the Mandarin Oriental is my favorite hotel chain. More class than the rest of them together, sorta.