I was not expecting it, but the thing I can say about Hong Kong is that it kind of makes New York look like a dump. It's so glittering and uniquely situated (it's basically all hill/small mountains so the city's expanse is mostly vertical), it can't help but look like "the future" in some hyper-stylized video game. The building across the street could potentially be 20 ft lower than yours, so there are lovely pockets of light and openness amidst the soaring buildings, which makes for a most impressive sight . I can also say that there is delicious dim sum everywhere. And cakes. So many delicious cakes. Oh, and of course great friends! We had a few very wonderful hosts who made our visit absolutely impeccable. A great way to close out the trip. Still in bit of withdrawal, honestly. Why can't life be like that every day?