Just killing some time at the Hong Kong airport before I leave. There are always some interesting shots at my favorite airport in the world.
I actually like hanging out in airports for a few reasons. First, I love to people-watch. When you travel internationally you see a real cross-cut of humanity in airports. The Hong Kong airport is a crossroads for people traveling around the world. Ninety different airlines use Hong Kong as a hub – traveling to over 150 different international cities. The other reason I like airports is they’re emotional places. Most travelers are excited about the prospects of new adventures & destinations. Others are travel-weary and emotionally drained. It’s fun to watch kids at airports. Their faces are full of awe and wonder.
The HKIA airport is huge and full of very cool shops & restaurants. My favorite shops include EMOI and MUJI. Both sell simple, well designed products. I highly recommend a visit to the Crystal Jade restaurant in the arrivals hall. It’s where the locals eat. This airport reminds me of Heathrow Airport in London – it’s a shopping mall where they happen to park planes outside.