A Story about Dim Sum and Rock 'n Roll
20.05.2011 30 °C
Where to stay if you are going to Hong Kong? Lamma Island, of course. The island where no traffic is allowed, where the fish look you in the eye before you decide to kill and eat them, where the jungle is still lush and where you can retreat in a green, peaceful, alternative oasis after a day in Sky Scraper City.
We were invited by Shaun and Natalie, friends we met in Goa, India. We stayed for a week in their lovely apartment with their great dog Joleen and sea view from their terrace. They introduced us to the life locals live in HK. And what an awesome life this is!!!
Our days were filled with Dim Sum for breakfast and live gigs in the evening. During the days we did sight seeing in HK, went to the beach, didn't forget to shop and enjoyed all the luxury HK has to offer. Looking at the huge shops of Armani, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, we had to watch out not to get run over by a Maserati, Benz or a Bentley. Our flash-packer-look was diminished to the back-packer-look after 5 min in HK.
But looks don't matter if you are introduced to the rocking music scene of HK. The David Bowie Knives, the band Shaun plays in, are known to be sexier than Angelina Jolie... FACT!! ... and the live performance was very much like aural sex! Natalie is the Kim Deal version of HK and looked even lovelier with her bass guitar. We got to meet loads of amazing people... and a great guy.
We sipped cocktails at a roof-top bar overlooking THE skyline having pseudo political conversations (Jules couldn't resist, of course) ;
Ended up in a run down living room calling itself a gallery, where everyone who could play an instrument jammed till dawn;
Chartered a luxurious Chinese boat back to Lamma Island in the middle of the night;
Had great sea-food;
Enjoyed a birthday party at a beach full of men with too small shorts and too much bronzing oil;
Got to cook a home-made dinner after three months of choosing from a menu;
Gave our bodies the much needed sleep until noon every day;
And loved the company of Joleen, the biggest and cutest "puppy" of all times.
We absolutely fell in love with the nice life style in HK and it was hard to resist the temptation to move there.
Hong Kong, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothin' you can't do
Now you're in Hong Kong
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let's hear it for Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong
This blog entry might seem short, but that's just because we finally enjoyed a week of normal life again after all these weeks on the road. Hong Kong, Shaun, Natalie and Joleen gave us exactly what we needed and hoped for!!!