Postcards From Kowloon 九龍明信片

Kowloon 九龍 was my first experience of Asia back in 2012. Anytime I return to Hong Kong 香港 I stay there for at least a couple of nights. It helps that many of the most affordable hotels are located in Kowloon—but I also like how gritty, rundown, and real it is, particularly when compared to the naked display of wealth and privilege seen on the other side of Victoria Harbour on Hong Kong Island 香港島 itself.

Last weekend I crossed the strait for a brief visa run and, after finding an excellent deal on a hotel on Agoda, once again found myself lost in the immensity of Kowloon. Naturally I spent a good part of my trip wandering around the city documenting my impressions. Collected here are several of my photos from this trip…

In case you’re curious about some of these places I have collected a bunch of links to more information: Mido Cafe, Tin Hau Temple Complex, Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market, 13 Streets. If you’d like to read more about my experiences in Hong Kong 香港 check out Letters from Mong Kok, the first proper travelogue published on this blog.