Why Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is one of those places that you’ll definitely go back to in your life. It is not a place to relax or lay back. It’s busy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, a city that never sleeps. The city is very clean and almost everything is arranged perfectly. A variety of public transports (buses, MTR, trams, ferries) can take you everywhere from the early morning until the late night. And during the hours in between there are taxis to take you around.

The city is divided over several islands. The main island is referred to as Hong Kong in the MTR system and by the locals as Central. The buildings are scrapping the sky and offer the possibility to have drinks on rooftops overlooking the city. After sunset the lights turn on and the city gets a completely different feeling.

Hong Kong is one of the most expensive places to live and therefore people are not able to rent large apartments. Thus most of the social activities are outside in bars, restaurants, the horse racetrack, or in the free accessible rooftop garden on top of the IFC mall. Luckily the food is very good in the city so you can’t really mind that you need to meet in a restaurant.

I spent 10 days in Hong Kong and Macau (the Las Vegas of Asia) to visit a friend who has been living in Hong Kong for a year. He showed me around, took me to the most amazing places, ate with locals and I did the touristy things by myself. You can read all about it in the next couple of blogs. You can see most of Hong Kong in nearly a week as the city doesn’t offer too many tourist activities and you can combine multiple activities per day.

Please find here the links to the other blogs:

TO EAT
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  • Yardbird
    Modern Izakaya
  • Amber
    2 Michelin stars and ranked #20 in ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ ranking, Dutch chef Richard Ekkebus
  • Under Bridge Spicy Crab
    Spicy crab
  • Tim Ho Wan
    Most budget Michelin star restaurant in the world, dim sum
  • Dim Sum Square
  • Daniel’s Restaurant
    Local tip!
  • Tsim Chai Kee Noodle Shop
    Combarable to pho but not the same

TO DRINK

  • C’est la Vie
  • Mokum
  • Lilly & Bloom
  • Skye bar
  • Ophelia Cocktail bar
  • On Loung

TO DO
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  • The peak
    Highest point with a nice view of Hong Kong
  • Repulse bay
    Beach
  • Symphony of light
    Skyline light show
  • Mong Kok markets
    Night market, goldfish market, bird market, lady market
  • Buddha
    Biggest Buddha in the world
  • Tram
    Ride through central
  • Roof top garden IFC
    Free rooftop where you can bring own drinks and food
  • Happy Valley Horse race
    Beer, food and gambling, meet the locals and expats
  • Wan Chan
    Neighborhood with bars and restaurants
  • Macau
    Las Vegas of Asia

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