“When I went to Hong Kong, I knew at once I wanted to write a story set there.”
The bright lights of Wan Chai and Central illuminate the ink-black sky.
A whistle-stop tour of Hong Kong included the incomparable Star Ferry, amazing Vietnamese food at a tiny street-side cafe called Chom Chom, the obligatory visit to Anthony Bourdain’s beloved Mak’s Noodles and kicking back in a balcony bar drinking some very fine gin.
Hong Kong is so much more than accessible China with a British twist. It is, at once, simple, mesmerising, small, large, friendly and impenetrable. A crucible of ideas, flavours and finance that distills the lives of those with a hundred nationalities into a few, precious square miles.