Last edited by shri; 17-09-2021 at 11:13 AM.
It's annoying being stuck here with beautiful blue skies and vibrant green hills and, well, a sense of we can't enjoy it (hills killed my knees anyway).
I'm trying to focus on learning instead. It's all a bit of a struggle.
It's really sad when your nighttime dreams become about traveling and being somewhere else. It's the only way to mentally not be in Hong Kong.
I have accumulated quite a lot of camping gear since we moved, my kids love it and I enjoy getting nicely lubricated with 14 of me besties that we go camping with, for a week of laughter and good times.
Our 5th camping trip away this year and pretty thankful that Queensland hasn't been affected too much by Covid restrictions compared to Melbourne and Sydney which really are a bit of a shit sandwich. So, no complaints from me.
I hear what you are saying though, Hong Kong is awesome when you can fly out to more pleasant environs to detox from its hectic nature every once and a while, not so great when one cant, which I agree would suck.
Cheer up buddy. I can feel the anxiety around in HK ever since it's getting hard to visit family (impossible in my case.
I have two kids 19 and 4 months, zero intention in having them in the HK schooling system.
I did leave HK for a few months to leave somewhere else, it ended up not working out but it felt like a holiday. I came back to get my PR as I had a year or two left. Now it's useless after the protest/covid I feel.
For me the reasons why I would leave other than the education system are:
- Dryer and warmer weather all year
- The overall apathy here
- The fact you need to have ton of money to buy a place
- The increasingly decaying level of English
- The fear of technology, everything is 10 years behind
- A raising hatred for foreigners
Wow, this thread has taken a really cheerful turn, hasn't it.
We are planning to head to Dubai, similar tax-free expat lifestyle but borders completely open.
then you move to other things. Stream hiking, coasteering, caving during the season. Dragonboat, OC, sailing.
The location is the same, the activity is different.
I personally still, after years, find new things to do and enjoy in the HK outdoors.
Rowing is probably the only new activity I'd like to do on a regular basis (I enjoyed it more than outrigger), but the logistics for that are a bit impractical.