Everyone here seems really friendly, even the Maneki Nekos.
Even the trees are fascinating with their exposed roots and naturally ominous charm.
There’s a ton of traditional art and architecture that captures the most cultural side of SoHo and Hong Kong, such as these gossiping gargoyles.
If you’re thrifty, there are a number of places you can go to satiate your splurging needs, and a lot of the secondhand items available are quite unique.
Sometimes you don’t have to look far to find a bargain.
But be quick, as the streets are always chockablock with people.
The great thing about SoHo is that you can really immerse yourself in local culture.
As well as admiring some more modern aspects of lifestyle and design.
The drinks are good too.
As is the food, especially the traditional street food snacks.
The area is charming and cozy, despite being amongst a jungle of concrete buildings.
However, it’s a noisy and ever-changing place.
You’ll feel safe, even when exploring the streets at night in the cool(er) air.
And there is always something unique to sink your teeth into.
And admire the traditional bamboo scaffolding that is still in use.
There’s a certain elegance that lies in the old charm of the city, and SoHo portrays that really well.
Did we mention the food was good?
Like…really, really good?
Maybe at times you’ll be baffled by how bizarre it can be.
All the while retaining a strong sense of culture and tradition.
You’ll grow to love it all.
Especially during festivals when the streets come alive with bursts of vibrant colors.
It is memorable and it’s fun.
It’s creative and colorful, without being garish.
It can be a peaceful scene too if you find the right places.
The street art is great.
And there are areas that remain, as much as possible, green.
We love you SoHo!