When I think of Hong Kong, even after living here for so many years, I pretty much think of the crowded, congested life that everyone complains about. It's such a colorful city…colorful in a good and bad way. Sometimes it is difficult to escape the bad if you have to face crowds and congestion daily.
I was privileged to escape for a weekend and go through a little City Cleanse (One part rest, Two parts relaxation, and lots of water!)
I always forget that there are a lot of villages that are content to keeping the low-key life. My favorite village(s) of the day: Mui Wo's sleepy villages!
1. I love the bridge: There is a bridge to LITERALLY show the separation between life and dream. Being an outsider of this village area, crossing the bridge is so symbolic. It's like crossing into a world that is void of everything Hong Kong.
2. I love the wildlife: Life, on this particular day, was so serene. The weather was too hot for the buffalo to be out, but the wild birds were plentiful!
3. I love the silence: The village was so silent that I could hear the lone bicycle paddling its way through one of the pathways…but couldn't locate the rider!
4. I love the view: Look at the open air! Look at the greenery!
5. I love discovering things: I actually didn't know there was an ancient village structure just hanging out on the side of the village. I'm not sure if it was like a town hall. It was a functional space, though, because people were celebrating on the ground floor.
6. I love knowing villagers: The highlight of Mui Wo is knowing people who live there. This was actually why I was in the village…celebrating the marriage of two great friends. I was so honored to have been invited to the family luncheon.
Rest, relaxation, amazing people, and great food…another bunch of happy memories added to my life experience.