Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Published by Antonio Tajuelo

 

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

New trip to Asia, this time starting from Hong Kong.

Departing from Madrid, during some heavy rains. Luckily could take off on time.

Good news: Madrid is getting connected with major Asian cities. The first direct line between Madrid and Hong Kong is being operated by Cathay Pacific. It feels little bit strange to see Cathay Pacific planes in Madrid, but I am happy about it.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Terminal 4-S of Madrid Barajas Airport. Waiting for boarding the plane.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Madrid Barajas Airport is fair big at the moment. It already has 5 terminals: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 4-S. In order to get into Terminal 4-S, you need to take an underground train once check-in is complete and controls have been cleared.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Hong Kong was a British settlement, but now is having a transition time. British people left this lands in 1997 and in 2047 is expected that Hong Kong is fully ruled by the Chinese government. Meanwhile, HK city is self-government and has its own currency.

Hong Kong is a famous city for being a financial and economic center, for its high population density and for its tall buildings. More about this on the next days.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

One of the popular Hong Kong minibuses. They are one of the quickest transports for moving around in the city, unless you find yourself trapped in a traffic jam.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Walking in Mong Kok streets, the place with the highest people density in the world (130,000 inhabitants per square km).

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

I find the style of Hong Kong streets quite unique. It is a mix between British and Chinese cultures where almost every building is a skyscraper.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Enjoying a meal at TamJai SamJor (譚仔). This restaurant is famous for its spicy noodles.

In this picture, two of the most popular drinks in HK: ice lemon tea and milk tea.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

You can choose the spicy level. For me, still a lot of room for improvement...

The more spicy your noodles, the more red they look.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Delicious spicy noodles in HK.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Hong Kong food is quite different from Spanish food. Anyway, it can also be enjoyed in the same way ^^.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

In the soup, apart from noodles, you can find meat, squid, tofu, veggies and egg.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

It is very nice to walk between so high buildings =)

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

One of the reasons for finding so many signs in Hong Kong is because there are many shops placed on levels above the ground level.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

The mix of signs, sounds and smells will blow your mind when you walk by these streets for the first time.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Lush shop in Mong Kok.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Plenty of signs everywhere ^^...

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

There are air conditioner machines attached to every house in Hong Kong. The weather in here is quite hot and humid, so most of HK people use air conditioners every day.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

HK taxis are also very popular and taxi drivers are very skilled ^^...

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Many Tesla cars in Hong Kong.

Until few times ago, Tesla Model S was about $73,000 due to tax benefits.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Restaurant displaying many delicious meals on the outside.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

It seems that cars have priority on HK streets. Cars are driving on the left side in here because of the British past of the city. Luckily for pedestrians, it is frequently stated on the road from what side cars are coming.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Mong Kok at night time.

Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip
Madrid to Hong Kong Trip

Tesla Model X, one of the most cool cars at the time. For me, first time seen in Hong Kong.

I will post more pics on the next days ^^.

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