I just completed my second trip to Hong Kong and my first to Shenzhen, PRC. These are my observations from my very short 2 days there.
1. The Hong Kong airport is immaculately clean and well-designed. Lines move, even customs, check-in is a breeze and the airline desk clerks are polite.
2. I flew United. The crew out of Chicago is much more professional and polite than the Newark-based crew.
3. United’s Economy Plus seating is a great bargain. $320 more than round-trip economy and there is substantially more room. I am 5’11”, 185# and was comfortable for the entire 16 hour flight.
4. Hong Kong is a crowded place. Americans should visit just to see what a luxury we have in the U.S. in all of our wide open space.
5. Consider this: Hong Kong has about twice as many residents (7.2 Million) as my entire state of Kentucky in the about half the land area of Louisville, KY. That is about 36,000 Hong Kong residents per sq. mile versus 1,510 per sq mile in Louisville. Think of neighborhoods running vertically instead of horizontally.
6. It is easier for an American to get into the People’s Republic of China than it is for an American to get into America.
7. Shenzhen is an amazing story. 30 years ago it has 200,000 residents. Today it has ~10 million. In less than 30 years, the world’s manufacturing center shifted from US and Western Europe to this one city in China. An amazing feat of city planning.
Originally posted 2014-02-04 07:01:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter