So I've arrived in Hong Kong but I had a bit of a rough start. I thought my laptop was hibernating while I was out for a while but I came back to find it extremely hot. I could hear it the next day but nothing came up on the monitor. In addition to that, I picked up an easy dinner of noodles from 7-11 because I was tired and I spent half my day spitting into the sink and everytime I tried to go out or thought it was over, my body rebelled and I found myself hunched over the sink and the toilet again. So...I seem to be ok when it comes to street food, but not cup of noodles. Blegh. I'm not sure how early I was up, but I beat my 6AM alarm and basically didn't leave until 2PM when I asked the front desk if there was a computer repair shop nearby, but he didn't seem to understand so I took out my cell phone to find something through the wifi. Long story short, I felt really exhausted and ready to collapse, but also realized I stood a better chance of finding someone I could talk to in English about my laptop here. The metro stop was pretty close (Sam Shui?) but as ever, "people mountain, people sea". I was feeling really hot and when I found a place to ask about my laptop, it just started working again which was great but it also meant that hot, tired, and sick me had to get back on the metro. Thankfully, there was a supermarket near the metro exit so I ducked in for yogurt drinks, fruit, a bottle of water, and a box of green tea. Being in bed and spitting up all morning meant that I hadn't eaten anything since last night but I could feel an unpleasant sensation in my throat whenever I thought of how I felt this morning. I seem to be better now though, the yogurt and fruit are probably just what I need. So I'll try again tomorrow to go sightseeing since the ferry terminal is just down the street and I've heard a ride is 2.50HKD. It'd be a good way to see things without rushing off somewhere.
To be honest, Hong Kong is feeling like a little much due to both my rough start and just how different it is from Zhuzhou. There's so much packed in here, but I admit I expected Hong Kong to be more difficult to move around. Maybe I'll find other parts of the city are different. I'm trying to enjoy all that's available to me all of a sudden but also thinking of how quiet the rice terraces will be in a little over a week. So I will try again tomorrow, there's a dim sum place close by and I'm sure that once I get into the swing of things, it'll be nice! I'm already impressed by how people wait for each to get off the subway before rushing on and how many people are just speaking English as I pass them.Blurry
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