The last time I was in Hong Kong was this summer. And the only place I visited was – the airport. I was on my connecting flight home after 5 years of being away. Though the first time I visited HK was in 1997 with my BFFs. It was the very first trip abroad that I took. This time, my experience with HK was somewhat eventful. I was held up for interrogation by the airport security!
Yes, you heard it right. The x-ray machine showed that I had a “pepper spray” in my purse and it alerted the security at the airport. I was given a chair and immediately the airport cops were called for further interrogation. It took more or less an hour of questioning and paper works. Pepper spray is in HK’s list of illegal stuff that shouldn’t be in your luggage or purse when you enter HK. I wasn’t smart enough to research on that or ask my brother Gary who works in Hk-China about things like that.
Well, things went well. I signed paper and was warned not to bring anything illegal anymore. I didn’t feel bad because I know that HK people are just doing their job. I feel secured knowing that any Hong Kong flights will be safe and secured because those airport security is doing a great job to protect their country and its safety.
With my BFFs during our first trip to Hong Kong in 1997
So if you are planning to take a trip to HongKong put in your to do list to check and research about what and what not to bring to HK so you will not have the same experience as I had. Hong Kong is a lovely city. I wanted to go back there and spend time touring its city not just its airport. And since my brother Gary is already a resident it will be more fun to explore the city with a free tourist guide.
In front of the HK Museum of Art
At the Peak
Take it from me, Hong Kong is one of the best places on earth. So go ahead visit Hong Kong, you will surely enjoy it!
My favorite brothers in Hong Kong.
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