Well I used to live in a village in the UK....so there is no convenience store there. Now down my apartment there is 2 in like 300m distance.
And I feel more safe in HK then in UK
It really depends on the area with regards to safety in the UK. I felt very nervous walking home alone in Lewisham, but in plenty of other areas I would feel safer. One's heightened sense of awareness about how "safe" one is is kind of a strange thing. I tend to feel the most uncomfortable in the US (more sensationalized media, drugs and guns). I've been pretty happy to move away from that and feel completely free of the fear I lived with in the states . But regardless of how you feel, bad things can happen and do happen anywhere. Maybe you're less likely to get robbed or raped here in HK, but it might be more likely that you'll get hit by a bus. Life is just life...
A little thing I've grown to appreciate more in HK: tea time being taken so seriously!!! (With some good offers!)
One more thing: Learning just a bit of Cantonese and getting extra flowers from the florist.
Last edited by Elegiaque; 03-11-2014 at 11:21 PM.
Not being assimilated by the Mainland (yet). Prompted by a recent visit over to Shenzhen and being reminded of why I don't go visit more often.
And public transport. Again.
And readily accessible history stuff (visited the Coastal Defense Museum, and the old train museum up in Tai Po, and a Japanese WWII tunnel recently).
Not needed as much as before, but a good thing:
- the telephones provided for free local calls in the airport arrival hall.