Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A fire disturbed my trip to Hong Kong by Ryo I.

One of my worst experiences occurred when I was traveling in Hong Kong. First, it was about 11 p.m., and I was about to sleep in the hotel room. Then, from the outside, I heard a loud sound. For a moment, I could not understand what the sound was. However, when I realized what it was, I got frightened – it was the sound of a fire alarm. Therefore, I went out of the hotel with some important things such as money and my passport. At that time, there were a lot of people and fire-engines around the hotel so I realized that the fire really occurred. Then, I felt relieved because I had a narrow escape. However, there was another problem – where could I sleep? If I had been in Japan, I could have spent the time somewhere outside. However, it was in Hong Kong so I had no courage to sleep outside. Moreover, unfortunately it started to rain heavily while I was at a loss about what to do. Thus, I hurried to find a place where I could sleep or rest, being drenched to the skin. After a ten-minute walk, I found the place. It was McDonald's. Of course, I wanted to avoid it, but I did not have enough money to use a normal hotel. Then, I ordered one hot coffee, sat at the corner of the store, and tried to sleep. However, I could not sleep at the time. This might be because I was frightened in the place where there were no Japanese. Finally, I could not sleep at all and I went back to my hotel in the morning after fire fighters finished extinguishing the fire. The above is one of my worst experiences, and I hope that such things never happen when I travel to Hong Kong next time.


  1. Hello! My name is Atori Hagiwara. Your essay is very easy to read. I can understand what happened to you clearly. I guess that you traveled in Hong Kong by yourself. I think that it takes a courage to travel abroad by oneself. What was the purpose of the trip?

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    2. Hello, Atori. Thank you for your comment! When I was young, I lived in Hong Kong. That's why I travel to Hong Kong to see where I lived.


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