Hong Kong, meaning ‘the fragrant harbor’ is one of the popular tourist destinations. Earlier, under British rule, the city is now under the Chinese government. The city is located on the opposite side of the River Pearl Delta and is surrounded by the South China Sea on three sides. It is located to the south of the Tropic of cancer and experiences hot summers and mild winters. One of the important financial centers of the global economy, low taxation and free trade are encouraged here. Hong Kong is one of the busiest airports and hub of Asian aviation industry and hence Hong Kong air tickets are available on a regular basis with all leading airlines of the world.
I find that people are people no matter where they live. You will have culture differences, but the their motivation is still the same everywhere. Take for instance my wife comes from Thailand. The older generations value family very highly. Unlike here in the US where there is a breakup of most families. So the older Thai ladies have a very strong sense of family.
You must take into consideration language. You have to be able to communication with each other to a good degree. If you cannot talk with each other very well, you are going to get frustrated and possibly get upset with each other over the simplest of things. And learning a new language is not as easy as one would think, especially any of the Asian languages. Their language is very particular on the way you make words sound. Slight differences of one word can mean totally different meanings.
Some try to find that universal harmony. In buddhism baltimore it’s called Nirvana. Lao Tzu called it Tao or “The Way”. Others call it inner peace, tranquility, happiness. Jesus talked about looking upon heaven with the awe of a child. There are many ways to achieve this; prayer and meditation are two of the most common. Some believe that universal harmony can be achieved through drug use, which goes all the way back to the Shamans use of hallucinogenic plants and mushrooms. There are many different reasons for drug use today. Universal harmony is not one of them. Drugs bring you about as far away from that goal as is possible.
If we think about the final moments of life, when everything that we have strived for begins to fade into oblivion, we know that many times a peacefulness takes over our consciousness (if we have lived a good life!). So why is it okay to let go of everything then, and not while we are living?
Mecca in Saudi Arabia is a major pilgrimage city for Muslims. It is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. All Muslims consider it a duty to make the pilgrimage, called the Hajj, to Mecca at least once in their lives.
There are many more pilgrimage sites around the world…. there’s no way we could begin to tell you about all of them here. We’re not suggesting that you take a pilgrimage, but these cities certainly could call to you… and why not answer… and visit one of them.