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    Hong Kong - Glad you came ?

    HI,
    I'm toying with the Idea of ( trying to get into HK - I know teaching jobs are very competitive )
    I'm pretty bored here in North Wales, I have lived abroad in OZ and NZ before now but always gone back home. I'm 38 now and the older I'm getting it feels like the less there is goin on for me around here.
    Is hong Kong a great place to meet people and have a good social life. Will a country guy be able to get away from the big smoke at the weekends and have some time out from the hustle and bustle ?
    Are you glad you made the move ?
    Inspire me please ? no regrets ?


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    Yes yes and yes

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    Yes no regrets.


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    My main regret is that I didn't come out sooner.


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    ...but bear in mind that those who didn't like it haven't stuck around to answer - this is hardly an objective cross-section


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    Yes by and large

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    I truly love and deeply hate this city. Never regretted coming here, would do it anytime again! Good luck!


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    I was in a coffee shop the other day with my wife and another friend and a woman was sobbing on the phone to someone about how she hates it here. I didn't have much sympathy for her, given that we were in Central. I mean, this isn't Syria or Afghanistan, so get a grip woman!

    There is a lot to like about Hong Kong, but there's a lot to dislike also.
    Unless you're independently wealthy, enjoying your experience depends a lot on your job and how much you work. In my current job there isn't much time to kick back. Unless you have one of these high flying finance jobs, starting over again at 38 in a crowded alien city can be a complete nightmare. So I would recommend you visit before taking the plunge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_yang22:
    I was in a coffee shop the other day with my wife and another friend and a woman was sobbing on the phone to someone about how she hates it here. I didn't have much sympathy for her, given that we were in Central. I mean, this isn't Syria or Afghanistan.
    I enjoy it here but it can get you down sometimes, like anywhere..
    Gotta say it Chris_yang but that's a spectacularly dumb comment about the woman sobbing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_yang22:
    I was in a coffee shop the other day with my wife and another friend and a woman was sobbing on the phone to someone about how she hates it here. I didn't have much sympathy for her, given that we were in Central. I mean, this isn't Syria or Afghanistan, so get a grip woman!

    There is a lot to like about Hong Kong, but there's a lot to dislike also.
    Unless you're independently wealthy, enjoying your experience depends a lot on your job and how much you work. In my current job there isn't much time to kick back. Unless you have one of these high flying finance jobs, starting over again at 38 in a crowded alien city can be a complete nightmare. So I would recommend you visit before taking the plunge.

    I would cry too, if I found myself in central The only good thing about central is that it keeps much of the greed and arrogance away from where I like to hang...
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