A basic fact of HK life for most people (including budget travelers) is that life is on the streets - in cafes, shops, markets, buses, and so on. HK is the most crowded city on earth and apartments and guesthouses reflect the crowded conditions. Here are photos taken at budget venues in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008/09. The streets are the same for everyone: THE GREATEST. My budget guide to HK is here: http://chaskemp.googlepages.com/hongkongguide 2005, 2006, 2007 travelogues are here: http://chaskemp.googlepages.com/asiatrip. 2008/2009 ... (more)