They came prepared for the worst after the bad press Hong Kong's air quality receives overseas - and found the city lived up to the hype. Scottish tourists Kenneth Muir, a 24-year-old doctor, and travel agent Louise Grant, also 24, have been in Hong Kong for three days. They had hoped to visit the Peak on Tuesday but had to call it off because they 'couldn't see very far'. They were disappointed and were left wondering when they can make their long-awaited trip. They said although they found the air in Hong Kong bad, travel books and stories from other travellers had prepared them for worse. Mr Muir said the poor air would not put him off from another trip to Hong Kong: 'It's better than Bangkok - but I wouldn't recommend Hong Kong as a place for my mother to visit.' Englishman William Carrol has been in Hong Kong for three days and he also had expected the worst. 'I heard it was very polluted. I didn't think I would be able to see as much,' the 57-year-old engineer from Manchester said. Comparing Hong Kong to London, he said: 'There is more air pollution here, but it is cleaner and the people are friendlier.' Welsh fireman Agfin Jones, 23, has been in Hong Kong for two days. He is staying in Mongkok and has found the air there to be 'very dirty'. Canadian student Nikki Agpburn, 18, said: 'It definitely has got worse since I got here.'