Hong Kong Travel Guide: Three Hidden Gems Of The Country

Referred to by some as the Oriental Pearl of Asia, Hong Kong perfectly mixes ancient Chinese cultures with a modern and westernized attitude to business. It can be a little overwhelming for the inexperienced traveler, but once you’ve scratched below the surface you will find a number of stunning hidden gems that will live long in the memory. Continue Reading →

The Tallest Buildings in Hong Kong Island (Photo Essay)

The Tallest Buildings in Hong Kong Island (Photo Essay) – Hong Kong’s skyline is probably one of the most recognized skylines in the world. I’ve created a photo essay to showcase the tallest buildings in Hong Kong Island. What’s your favorite part of the skyline in Hong Kong? Continue Reading →

Hong Kong’s Tai O Fishing Village

  Things To Do Hong Kong This guest post was written by Stephanie A Long. Just outside of the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong Island, the Outlying Islands make for a great day trip, and the perfect way to escape the chaos of the city. Tai O fishing village is one of the more unique places to visit on Hong Kong’s islands. The village is located on Lantau Island (also the home of Hong Kong Disneyland, and the famous Continue Reading →

Shopping in Kowloon’s Mongkok District

Day Signs, originally uploaded by globetrotterI.  A quiet back street in Kowloon is virtually unheard of. Kowloon hosts several famous day and night markets that draw people in, but we decided to spend our time in the Mongkok District, which is frentic at any time of day. It’s one of the busiest shopping districts in Kowloon. It has everything from clothes and shoes to kitchen supplies and jewelry boxes. We thought it was great. This is where you want to come if you’re looking Continue Reading →

HK and Kowloon: Pulsating Blends of East meets West

Promenade, originally uploaded by globetrotterI. We stayed at the Kowloon Hotel Harbor Plaza in Tsim Sha Tsui in the hub of Kowloon. Our accomodations were pricey for such small quarters, but we weren’t too disappointed. We had a great view of the city. Our room was clean and well-stocked. The staff were most helpful in loading us with maps and pointing us to the nearest and most reputable visa office and we couldn’t have been more centrally located.  We were Continue Reading →

Scintillating Hong Kong Island

Scintillating Hong Kong Island, originally uploaded by globetrotterI. Hong Kong is in a class all on its own. We traveled there this summer and honestly, I’ve never been to another city like it. After spending three years in China and having recently moved to Taiwan, I knew I would be ready for the constant bombardment of all things Chinese – the lights, the noise and pollution, the crowds of people and unfamiliar food. What I wasn’t prepared for was the Continue Reading →