Travel Tales: Streets of Hong Kong #atozchallenge

Location : Tsim Sha Tsui and Darling Island, Hong Kong

Life moves fast, in the lively streets of Tsim Sha Tsui. The night looks brighter than the day, and streets overfill your vision in blinking colors of red and amber. And if it's your first time walking down the streets of Hong Kong, you stare and stare some more. Like me. 

I watched all the glaring signs in Chinese letters, trying to figure out what they mean - not that I have any knowledge of the language. I was surrounded by voices and words I couldn't understand, it felt alien ... exciting. Rows and Rows of shops, street after street, every corner, ever bisection - Till you reach the waterfront. On the other side was Hong Kong Island - The business district of Wan Chai and it's ultra modern skyscrapers. Along with numerous highly expensive outlets for clothes and accessories. 

An old woman was holding a foot massage sign, asking passerby if they need one. I had been walking the whole day, from the Gadget district of to Tsim Sha Tsui. As I stopped and asked for prices, the old woman quickly took my hand and ushered me into a dark narrow lane -  for a foot massage.


  1. Omg... What happened then Raj???? Suspense!!!! ;-)

    I haven't been to HongKong yet, not sure if it's on my travel list but I loved the pics you have put up. Cheers
    A gorgeous Summer Palace in Bangalore

  2. Haha... like Shalz, even I am eager to know what happened. But yes, this is a world I don't have any experience in... my life has been more laidback and relatively rural places.

    Sarah Hoidahl - A Lovely Real Life Story of Kindness and Karma

  3. This is so colourful Shunjhini.I have not been to HongKong and I am really worried about what happened in the dark alley

  4. This is bringing back memories from 2009. I think throughout HK and Macau people want to drag you in some massage parlor. I was ushered into a shop for a foot massage too by some young girls in Macau, but i ran away after looking at the product in the shop - i think you can guess what it was!!
    <a href=">Tina</a>

  5. The ending has all the elements of a thriller!!

    The streets of Hongkong could easily be commercial street in Bengaluru!!

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

  6. Hihihi. What's the back alley version of the tale...? :P
    Beautiful pictures... Hong Kong.. I wanna go...


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