I had a feeling Chinese food here would be much better than anything I could get back home, but I was blown away by how amazing it really is. I spent a few days eating mostly dim sum and noodles, but there are also lots of other incredible foods here that just make your taste buds dance. Never again will I be able to eat Chinese food any where else with the same appreciation.
As a big lover of bubble tea I just had to try Hong Kong’s famous milk tea. It didn’t disappoint, I had some of the best bubble tea during my time here!
There are so many ways to get around Hong Kong. Taxis, trams (pictured above), buses, ferries, gondolas, cable cars, hydrofoils, pedicabs, and an extensive metro system makes getting around the city easy and cheap. There are even underground walkways in some parts of the city so you don’t have to deal with traffic, rain, or the sweltering heat. Getting around the city is a sinch!
One one side of the street you can have a modern skyscraper and just opposite you can find a monastery decorated with traditional and colorful Chinese elements.
I was lucky to be there during the Cheung Chau Bun Festival, a quirky local festival that takes place a ferry ride away from the main city on the island of Cheung Chau. Aside from traditional ceremonies and a parade through town, the highlight of the event involves competitors climbing a 60 foot tower made of buns. It’s kind of a strange event, but that’s what makes things here so unique! It’s just one of several festivals that take place throughout the year in Hong Kong.
There is nothing like strolling along the Avenue of the Stars at night to see the city light up across beautiful Victoria Harbour.
Despite being a major city, most of Hong Kong is actually rural and quite pristine. There are miles and miles of hiking trails through mountains and lush jungles around the city. And with hundreds of islands around, there are plenty of beaches you can go to and have the place to yourself!
No matter what time of day, the city never seems to sleep.
You never know what you’re going to find.
I have never seen a more literal interpretation of the term “urban jungle” than in Hong Kong. One minute you can be strolling along the city streets, the next you can find yourself on a quite path through the forest.
Hong Kong is full of markets and you can find so many interesting things in them. From cheap clothes to expensive, tailored suits and dresses, useless knick knacks, natural medicinal remedies, electronic accessories, flowers, exotic fruits and veggies, and amazing street food, you can find pretty much anything in the markets. There’s even a famous goldfish market full of aquariums where you can buy what else–goldfish of course.
There is beautiful art everywhere in Hong Kong, both modern and traditional. Especially in parks, which are beautifully decorated with stone statues, shrines, and zen-like gardens.
There’s nothing like the glorious view that can be found from the top of Victoria Peak, making Hong Kong one of the most picturesque cities in the world.