I'd always heard about the escalators in Hong Kong, but had no idea quite what to expect. They were fantastic! There are twenty escalators connecting the Central and Mid-levels neighborhoods -- and we rode every one of them. As we passed the thousands of apartment buildings on either side of the escalators I kept thinking that riding the escalators might just be one of the coolest commutes to and from work that I can imagine. It didn't hurt that the Soho neighborhood skirting the escalators had some of our favorite Western restaurants and people-watching spots.