Quiet corners and busy streets, cold mountain and hot tea: our Hong Kong of contradictions

VICTORIA PEAK. This is where you can have the best view of Hong Kong.

There we were, frozen and shivering on a long line that snaked around a lonely bus stop in a cold mountain spot in Hong Kong, and there was no bus. A digital sign gave a countdown of the 15-minute interval before the next one comes. It was an eternity of waiting. A thick fog had…