Hong Kong is a fascinating place. It's exotic yet familiar, electric, dirty and clean - all at the same time. Here's six tips tips to make the most out of your time there: Use mobile data; get a local phone sim (either in HK at the airport or by buying a cheap PAYG one from … Continue reading Six tips for visiting Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an array of colour, bright lights, food aromas and a breathtaking skyline. I felt it was like an Asian New York, and I wouldn't hesitate to bring kids, parents, or even grandparents to this vibrant city. These A-Z's list out the non-mainstream restaurant, attractions and transport that I visited when exploring a … Continue reading Hong Kong A-Z
1. The city from the top of the Peak Tram Well you can't read any Hong Kong intineraries without seeing the Peak Tram mentioned. For $52HKD (approx £5pp, but even cheaper if you use your Octopus card) you can get a return ride on the steep Peak fernicula and get a pretty spectacular view from … Continue reading Three Hong Kong views that you can’t miss
1. Ride the world's longest escalator They like long things here (see my thoughts on the Ngong Ping cable car in my next post) and the Central-Mid levels escalators are definitely one of the more quirkier things to do when you're in Hong Kong. Taking 20 minutes to go the whole 800m in length, over … Continue reading Three quirky things to do in Hong Kong
Macau is featured in nearly every guide on Hong Kong. It's described by Lonely Planet as 'far more about history than blackjack', but after taking a day trip to the 'Vegas of the East' I find myself wondering, was it worth the effort? There are some interesting parts to the region. Firstly, it's pleasantly strange … Continue reading 12 hours in: Macau, China
I'm two days into my Hong Kong adventures and have already dubbed it the city of contrast. Why? Well aside from the obvious - the stark difference from billionaires and poor, Michelin starred restaurants to street vendors - the city has a few other clear contrasts. By day, the grey glass of the skyscrapers rule, … Continue reading Hong Kong: The city of contrast
Given that this is my first blog post, I thought I'd start by introducing myself through sharing four of my 'firsts'.