I'm on vacation visiting family in Hong Kong and I couldn't resist shooting some geeky transportation videos to post here. Bear in mind that these were shot on a cheap casio camera that I only just learned could be used for video. So its rough but hopefully illustrative of my uninformed impressions.
Where are the bikes, you ask? Stay tuned for a full on audio podcast to come some time in the next month.
Here are some off-the-cuff impressions of high density living, Hong Kong style in the upper crusty Mid Levels neighborhood
Here's a view of De Voeux Street taken from above on a pedestrian walkway
A ride on the MTR, the privately operated subway system which is more like a horizontal elevator than a train.
The MTR is always clean, cheap and efficient and the advertising is entertaining too!
If you have some time, the "ding ding" streetcars are a treat.
Here's a longer video from the shotgun seat on top as we trundle down De Voeux Street.
Some shaky video of the streets of Kowloon in the densest square mile on earth.