The Markets of Hong Kong – A Shopper’s Paradise

Ladies Market Hong Kong

One of the things I was most looking forward to seeing while in Hong Kong were all of the markets. Night markets were the stuff of legends since the one in Vancouver opened up. All my friends who grew up in Asia or spent significant time in Asia all said that it was nothing compared to the ones in Asia. I was excited to finally see and experience them for myself. Hong Kong certainly had plenty to offer. There are so many different ones in the city selling all sorts of things - anything you could imagine, you could find at a market. Ladies Continue Reading

4 Must Eat Foods in Kowloon, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Cha Chaan Tang and Milk Tea

There is no better way of getting to know a culture than through eating its food and visiting its markets. Hong Kong, due to its history as a British colony, is in the unique position of mixing Chinese tradition with western influences. This is demonstrated in Hong Kong food, but sometimes it cane tough to know where to start. Here are a few must-eat items while in Kowloon. Cha Chaan Tengs and Milk Tea Hong Kong Cafes, also known as Cha Chaan Teng, are popular for quick meals that feature local cuisine and Hong Kong style western dishes. Continue Reading

Things to Consider When Planning a Trip to Kowloon, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Shop Signs

Hong Kong is a great place to visit when touring Asia for the first time. Kowloon in Hong Kong, can offer a glimpse into the organized chaos that comes with visiting Asia. However, it can be intimidating when trying to plan a trip to a place that seems so foreign. To help you on your way, here are some things to consider when planning a trip to Kowloon in Hong Kong. Language The official languages of Hong Kong are Cantonese (Chinese) and English. Hong Kong is a former British colony and most people can speak English. The city is easy to Continue Reading

Hong Kong from Above – The Victoria Peak Experience

City Skyline - Hong Kong Victoria Peak

“You must go to the peak!” “See Hong Kong from above and go to the Peak!” “The view is awesome.” Some of the handful of things people said to me about the Peak in Hong Kong. Formally known as Victoria Peak (太平山), it is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. The view is famous, offering spectacular viewpoints over Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong skyline and distant mountains in the New Territories. It was unfortunate that for most of my time in Hong Kong, it was shrouded under a dense cloud of smog. I could barely see from our Continue Reading