If there were one word I’d use to describe this city it would be hustle. To truly understand the essence of this word, you should try to navigate the malls in Hong Kong during the days leading up to Christmas. This, my friend, is character-building. But (I think) I mastered it like a pro, learning how to weave in and out of excited (crazed?), bargain-hunting shoppers, squeezing myself into the crevasses of the tightly packed MTR, dodging vendors selling fake gadgets and watches, eating myself through Hong Kong one dumpling at a time, all whilst having a laugh and enjoying the craziness of the vibrant city….