Hi, this thread isn't about much, other than a hello, information gathering and making friends thread. Say hi if you want, volunteer information if you want, share stories if you want, let me know if you'd like to hang out.
Well I'm in, I've accepted a new role in my company that will have me in HK in January. Myself - mid thirties, living in London, from USA (Texas/NYC), single male, graduate degree.
I will spend about 3/4 of my time in HK and the rest in Tokyo.
I have no idea where I should live, my current commit is a grueling 45 minute tube ride so anything less will be an improvement
I like living in a quiet environment when not at work, I don't mind travelling to party - in NYC I lived in Hell's kitchen and in london i live in a mews block in a small house. I would prefer to not live in a high rise and ideally a small townhouse or a quadplex or something - amenitites like a gym and swimming pool are not too important - there is a gym at work that I will use. I would really like a place to put my big weber barbecue. Bringing 2 furry critters as well but they can stay inside mostly.
Ideally I'd like a garden duplex or something but I realize this is unlikely. I don't mind travelling to go out as taxis are sooo cheap in HK. My housing budget will probably be mid-high 5 figures if you a re going to give me recommendations.
I'm really only looking at HK Island as that's where everyone from work lives but not opposed to other views.
I like sports (soccer and bball, climbing and cycling + watersports) and history and the usual stuff - good food and the like. I like a good piss up as well as the next person.) Might get back into golf if it's practical. Oh, is it possible to ride horses? I like that too.
I don't think I want a full time DH but I would like someone to come by for a few hours every day if that's possible.
Any and all comments, suggestions, corrections and invitiations are appreciated.
PS I was in HK and Tokyo last week - HK was crazy fun and I can't wait to come.