Why do you travel? Is it to seek the thrill of being in a new place, or to escape the stress and monotony of a routine you have back home? Do you leave in search of new friends, culinary delights, or just to step out of your comfort zone?…
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….
As you may know, I spent Christmas back at home in Sydney with my family. Every time I’m back I can’t help but fall more in love with the city and my country! In the never ending quest to seek out the best coffee spots, I ventured to the Grounds of Alexandria to check out what all the fuss was about. Boy am I glad I dropped by because this former warehouse is now one of my favourite spaces in Sydney….