In Photos: Hong Kong at Night

Hong Kong Skyline Close Up

Hong Kong comes to life once the sun comes down. People flock to the street. Restaurants pop up. Shops stay open late. There is life everywhere you go. Not to mention the great lights and night views you can get of the city. I didn't take advantage of it enough while I was there unfortunately. Battling jet lag was tough and by the time the end of the day came, I was so utterly exhausted and just wanted to crawl into bed to sleep. However, that said, I did manage to go out a bit and explore. There are so many people out on the streets and Continue Reading

Walk Among the Gods at the Acropolis of Athens

Parthenon at the Acropolis

Dominating the skyline of Athens, high above the city, is the famous Acropolis, one of the most recognizable monuments in the world. The Acropolis, and especially the Parthenon, is a symbol of ancient Greece and democracy. Built in the 5th century BC under the direction of Pericles, the Acropolis is made up of a series of buildings, and today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit for anyone in Athens. A Difficult Climb Getting into the Acropolis is easy thanks to its two entrances, one in the north by Monastiraki and the Continue Reading

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