As I mentioned in ‘The Dark Side of Hong Kong’, there are sometimes large stretches of time when you don’t see a blue sky due to the pollution. It can be incredibly depressing. So when it’s a nice, bright, blue sky kinda day, you simply gotta go enjoy it.
Within walking distance of my shoebox — I mean, apartment — is the lovely Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park. A rare patch of green along the waterfront, where people can actually lie down on the grass and picnic with their families under the shade of the trees. In a place where flat land comes at a premium, mountain hikes are easy to find but parks are scarce, and for some reason many of them are covered in either basketball courts or other similarly concreted areas. So the Sun Yat Sen park is certainly a rare find for people living right downtown.
It was still pretty damn hot, too hot to sit down in the sun for any period of time, but winter is slowly rolling in and cooling down the place. Sun Yat Sen seems like a pretty good place to sip a cold one in the shade. Another thing to add to the To-Do list.