i was for a short trip three days in hongkong and to be honest my experiences have been all horrible.
first of all is hongkong in my eyes a very dirty city although expensive botiques and hotels and i dont know are everywhere. it is stinky in the streets, in the "normal people's" houses... the public toilets are often a mess.
i went to several food markets. meat was hanging uncooled in the 35 degree hot, humid air. food was falling on the dirty ground, got picked up and selled to a customer.
we went to several food places. yes, they had always english menus, but the waiter have been in most cases super unfriendly, nearly throwing plates and dishes on our table.
we asked several times chinese if they could take a picture of us. they mostly said "no" or just ignored us.
on pur last day we went for breakfast to a quite expensive place. our english menu was smaller than the chinese one, again threw the waiter the chopsticks on our table that they rolled away.
a chinese customer came to us. she told is it would be halfprice if we pay before 11. a waitress noticed and yelled at her (probably did the waitress want her to stop). before 11 we paid... the full price. we complained but the waiter forced us to pay full price with pretending he would not understand what we are saying. but as we said we pay then half with credit card and half cash she immediately understood.
on the pedastrian way did i do the mistake to stop in the middle and starr at something... a man rushed in me that my head was hurting. i couldnt say sth, the man just starred angry at me and left.
in the night we walked on the street. behind us was alid hitting a shop's standing board with advertisment and it fell down. the parents completely ignored it and left.
nearly everytime when we took the train people rushed into it without allowing passengers to leave the train first.
i felt sick one time and was using the mcdonalds toilet "too long". when i left two elder woman waiting in front of the toilet screamed at me in chinese.
chinese nearly always leave their stuff in mcdonalds and co on the table instead of throwing it away (in germany we usually throwing it away).
i cant count how often people rushed into me without saying anything or reacting in anyway.
in restaurants people just sat down at the same table like we did without asking if this would be ok.
i could keep on telling stories...
we are two girls, germanqnd canadianand we never experienced in another asian country a behaviour like this around us. is this normal in hongkong? i cant believe that we ve been so unlucky all the time...