An earlier blog I wrote about my New Years experience visiting such a bustling metropolis.  Hong Kong is unlike most cities western people would have ever experienced.  The last time I was here, it was around 1979 and I was only about 4 years of age.  Since then, I had never gone back….until 2014.

There’s more to see than expat bars of course.  I’ve added photos of places I’ve been, such as the views from the China Club and a rooftop restaurant/club called Sevva.  There were definitely no skyscrapers when I was last here and the city has changed so much.  It’s changed even more within the past 15-20 years!

My camera is nothing special and was fooling around with the filters.  I am no photographer by any stretch of the imagination, so no guarantee on the image quality!

Usually, I would review a hotel, but this time, I want to review the city with images attached.  I actually stayed in 2 hotels and a friends apartment at this time and will review the hotels in separate blogs.

What to do?  There are so many things to do in HK, even outside of the tourist stuff which can be museums, The Peak, casinos, landmarks and so on.  Personally for me, I’m a foodie and the wondrous variety of food available and at such a cheap’s like food heaven.  The one thing you will notice when you get to HK is how cheap the food is, plus the variety of food available; it’s amazing.  I am half Chinese and I hadn’t even see half the food on most menus.  Some, I didn’t know ANY.  There’s more to come regarding food in later posts, but for now, I’d like to show you a bit around the city and what you could expect to see if you visited this city.

Things you should know:

1. You do NOT have to worry about food.  You can find just about ANYTHING 24-7 (food-wise) in any part of Hong Kong, except maybe (big maybe) in the burbs north of the main part of the city like Tai Po.  I never spent a lot of time out there, so I could be wrong.

2.  There’s pretty much a shopping mall or something right around the corner if you walk.  The food is cheap..heck, even the expensive food is cheap (relatively).  The ONE thing you may notice and not realize is that after eating a large meal, you might feel hungry again after only 3-4 hours.  This is because the food on this side of the world is lighter.  It doesn’t sit around in your system like a burger or pizza.  You literally eat all day and never really get full.

3. Ok, it’s nice to walk, but take the transport as it’s REALLY cheap.  Buy an Octopus card (like an Oystercard in London) where you top it up and go around the city quickly.  I think it’s like 20 cents per trip.  You can also buy things with this card.  I know many cities have tried to implement similar type technology.

4.  Don’t be scared of Taxi’s.  They are cheap and the drivers know where they’re going too!

That’s it for now.  I’ll keep more up to date with my blogging.