According to the most recent report of an independent market research group on international arrival, Euromonitor, Hong Kong has received the highest number of visitors all over the world. In 2015, Hong Kong has welcomed over 26 million tourists and it wasn’t at all surprising. The metropolitan city of Hong Kong has become a center of international trading and a perfect tourist destination. It not only boasts impressive skyscrapers and world class leisure parks, but, it has preserved its rich tradition and history. This Hong Kong Travel Guide will give you a quick rundown of what to expect and how to get around this marvelous city.Continue Reading
Almost all hotels in Hong Kong and Macau have standard check-in and check-out time which sometimes do not match with your arrival or departure plans. In Hong Kong, if your departure flight happens to be at midnight and you have lots of luggage and leaving them at the hotel is inconvenient, you are lucky to have another option available for you: Hong Kong In-town Airport Express Check-In.Continue Reading
Hiking Lantau Peak was initially planned as a back to back with our Sunset Peak hike without us knowing the difficulty of the trails. We underestimated Sunset Peak and we thought it was easy peasy but it turned out to be a very challenging one. Lantau Peak is the second highest peak in Hong Kong and is one of the most popular hikes. It is famous for its impressive vistas and incredible sunrise or sunset view. The hike is the Section 3 of Lantau Trail traversing Pak Kung Au to Ngong Ping.
After we’ve completed and conquered the Dragon’s Back mountain hike, our first ever Hong Kong hike, we felt the urge of doing more challenging hikes. The feeling was incredible especially upon reaching the top. It was physically exhausting but it was definitely rewarding. Finishing the Dragon’s Back hike was like a warm up for more strenuous hikes and has prepared us for our next adventure. After that, we knew that we were ready for our next hiking destination, the Sunset Peak Hike.
I was just introduced to Hong Kong trails latter part of last year and I’ve been wanting to do it, eversince. The last time I hiked a mountain was over ten years ago back in the Philippines. I guess that would make me a novice or an amateur hiker. After researching about Hong Kong trails and all, along with my wife and some friends, we decided to do it and unmask the side of Hong Kong not everyone get to see. We knew that the hike would be exciting and of course, rewarding.
You shouldn’t be faulted if you think that hiking and Hong Kong are never to be associated together. After all, Hong Kong is one of the most modern and urbanized cities not only in Asia, but, in the world. High rise buildings and impressive skyscrapers are what Hong Kong is to the rest of the world, but, truth be told, almost two thirds of its geographical area is far from modernity. Hiking may not be a popular activity for tourists, but, it is something they’re missing out.
I once said that one of the most awesome sounds in the world is hearing the needle hitting the record and that still stands true. My generation has seen many kinds of audio format from cassette tapes, to compact disc, to high definition discs and we sure have enjoyed it all. But, there is no better satisfaction and serenity than what Vinyl record can bring. The rawness and the feeling of authenticity is unmatched and incomparable. It might have came before tapes and CDs, but, some audiophiles surely prefer hearing great records played in Vinyl. It surely is timeless. Continue Reading
A tour in Hong Kong is not complete without experiencing the nightlife. Incredible skyscrapers, enormous theme parks, and marvelous tourist attractions are what keep Hong Kong in the morning alive. But, after a long day, one might want to relax, grab a beer and enjoy the bustling cosmopolitan anywhere. Be it in the colorful district of Wan Chai, on any rooftop bars in Kowloon, or in the famous Pub Street of Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong, one is off to a good Hong Kong nightlife experience.
For a self-confessed bookworm like me, the smell of a brand new book is one of the simplest pleasures in life. Going to the library or book stores is a field trip that can make an ordinary day extraordinary. Collecting books can be a little costly, that is why finding book sale stores is a must. After all, a second hand book is still a book. Continue Reading
There is no Consulate or Embassy of the United States of America in Macau that, all applying for US Visa have to go Hong Kong. The Consulate General of the United States of America in Hong Kong is one of the busiest establishments in the city catering to at least a hundred people a day for Visa application alone. It may seem a hassle for people coming from Macau to go to Hong Kong, but, there seemed to be no other option.Continue Reading