As the birthplace of Chinese and martial arts cinema, with cloud-scraping apartment rises and specialty streets selling rare and prosperous herbal concoctions, Hong Kong city is a city unlike like any other. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there’s one thing I missed in my last visit there… Chungking Mansion. Instead, I’m going to let fellow travel blogger, Heather Sinclair, enlighten […]
Do you have a penchant for attracting certain situations or people when you travel? Travel can bring unusual patterns, synchronicity and personal discoveries. The fact we’re often far from home, just makes them more prominent. For instance, I’m a film set magnet. In the U.S., I have a knack for stumbling upon film sets… frequently […]
As early as 1850, Macau has been favored as “Monte Carlo of the Orient”. As the only destination in China to legalize gambling, Macau gains it’s revenue through gambling dollars made mostly off of visitors from China and Hong Kong.
There’s a rural beauty to Asia that I’m continually drawn to.
Whether it’s tribal villages that you can visit through treks in the mountain, one-room boat houses on river, floating river markets or night markets with curious food snacks and crafts, … visiting other lifestyles can feel like stepping into a medieval fairytale.
Hong Kong is made up of islands and one of the must-see islands is Lantau Island, the home of the Giant Buddha and Tai-O Fishing Village.
As it happened, the one week I was in Hong Kong, was the one week they had bad weather… a lot of rain, clouds and low visibility.
When life and travel seasons aren’t optimum, there’s no sense crying over what you can’t change. Instead, it’s time to put on the soggy galoshes, go with the flow and make the most of it. So I didn’t let a little bad weather spoil my sightseeing.
How much sightseeing can you squeeze into six days in Hong Kong?
Probably more than you think and Hong Kong has enough sights to keep you busy.
When I booked my flight to Hong Kong, I knew little of what to expect.
I only knew three things … it was a modern city, it would likely have Chinese cuisine and most importantly to me for winging a trip, it didn’t require a visa for entrance.
I never suspected it would be one of those few countries that would floor me.
What was so jaw-dropping about it?