micoyeung wrote:PeterMollenburg wrote:Australasia
• Australia (home)
• New Zealand
• Hong Kong
• Indonesia (Bali)
• Costa Rica
• The Netherlands
Have you ever been to HongKong？
I ’ve gone to HongKong once，ivisited the Ocean Park，Madame Tussauds Hong Kong，still a happy and unforgettable memory！
HongKong is a very busy and crowded place，how do you feel？
According to the rules that Iversen uses, I shouldn't count Hong Kong nor Singapore in fact. I visited these places for less than 24 hours. I made a definitive effort to see parts of these places and as they are very small countries I felt it worthwhile putting them on my list. Places i've never set foot on land or left the airport I would not (and have not) counted. The small glimpses I had of these places (Hong Kong and Singapore) didn't overly interest me. They were certainly interesting from a different country perspective but I did not specifically travel to these destinations. They were (like San Francisco) places I happened to land in and have sufficient time to get out and explore but substantially less than 24 hours.
As for what I got out my short visit to Hong Kong. I remember briefly asking someone for directions (on foot) and was met was a rather arrogant reply. This could happen anywhere... and I did ask in English. However the man I asked was a little older (not elderly) and I'd expect he would have had some contact with the English language due to Hong Kong's history. I could be wrong and I don't EVER like the idea of EXPECTING other people to speak English for whatever reason- so I was really being what I don't like then, but what else was I to do, speak Spanish or Dutch or French? Anyway it's a busy place as you said, and I really wasn't there long enough to get a good feel for the place, sorry.