So it’s my second day so far here in busy Hong Kong, and I think that’s already long enough to have made some pretty sound observations. Here goes:
Queue..? What Queue?
It seems that Hong Kong locals are strangely unaware of this concept, maybe it’s a western thing! I was in line first! Wait your turn!
The city never sleeps
Being a newcomer to city life, I have found that this term exists for a reason, even the clothes shops are open until 10pm!
Each to their own
Let me give you some examples:
– Hold a door open for the person behind you, not so much as a nod of gratitude in return.
– No such thing as ‘let passengers off the train before boarding yourself.
I suppose this is where my naivety plays a part, as I hadn’t considered the possibility of much being different in the way of social etiquette from place to place. Definitely strange to get my head around, but I guess this is all a part of the learning curve.