This was taken earlier tonight looking west over Mong Kok, Hong Kong. Mong Kok is the most densely populated area in the world, and for now, the place I call home. Its estimated that there is an average of 130,000 people per sq. km. Home to many famous markets specializing in anything from flowers to high-tech computers and cell phones, Mong Kok is an absolutely incredible place where there is never a dull moment. Whoever gave New York City the title of 'the city that never sleeps' obviously didn't know about Mong Kok!
I have been in the country for a few days now and am ready to get everything started with my new life. The hardest part is getting out of the apartment. Not because of culture shock (thats what I got in the United States, not here) but rather a matter of forcing my legs to operate as they should. A couple of nights ago my cousin and I both had our idiot hats on and participated in a 40km nighttime hiking race on Lantau Island. The first 35km were not bad at all, but the last 5km included a rather brutal climb up Lantau Peak, starting near sea level and rising up to the peak (934m) within a distance of around 1.3km before an even more painful descent down the opposite side.