Moon Living Abroad in Hong Kong
By Rory Boland
First Edition, August 2011
Seasoned journalist and former resident Rory Boland knows what it takes to make the move to Hong Kong. As someone who has lived, worked, and set up a business in Hong Kong, Boland has the firsthand know-how and insight to help you make a smooth transition to life in China. With his experience to guide you, you’ll have no trouble navigating the excellent public transportation system, avoiding common mistakes, and enjoying life to the fullest in this exhilarating, dynamic city.
Moon Living Abroad in Hong Kong is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, and gaining employment. Boland also includes particulars on education, health care, and how to rent or buy a home that fits your needs. With color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps to help you find your way, Moon Living Abroad in Hong Kong is an indispensable resource for tourists, business people, adventurers, students, teachers, professionals, families, couples, and retirees looking to relocate.
What’s inside Moon Living Abroad in Hong Kong
Here’s what author Rory Boland loves about Hong Kong:
- Finishing work in a skyscraper and being on the sand at the seaside in less than 30 minutes.
- Life 2.0: Record-breaking internet speeds, cell phones tuned to TV and middle-aged men fiddling with portable game consoles on the MTR.
- Noise, color and community spirit at Chinese festivals.
- Yum Cha. Hold on to your belt buckle.
- That you can walk home at three in the morning with your headphones on and never have to look over your shoulder.
- Being able to get your hands on street food anytime, anywhere.
- Junk trips to desert islands.
- Getting out of town: Bargain weekend breaks to Beijing, Bangkok and just about everywhere else in Southeast Asia.
- Being the guest of honor at a feast and trying to work out the rites and rituals and then being forgiven when you break them all.
- Public transportation is nothing short of a miracle.
- Drinking 7-Eleven San Miguel’s on the streets of Lan Kwai Fong while listening to Filipino cover bands sing U2 songs better than Bono.
- Simply the best iced tea in the world.
Excerpted from the First Edition of Moon Living Abroad in Hong Kong.