Heart stolen by Hong Kong

There’s a hole in my heart that only Hong Kong can fill mainly because my girlfriend is currently living there.
 
 Hong Kong is the first foreign city that I travelled on my own for leisure and the first foreign destination I have visited more than once, also because my partner is there. I have been to Hong Kong five times, and I’m set to return next month.
 
 Hong Kong is a great destination for a first out of the country trip. The city is linked by a remarkable, expansive systems of transportation; from its world-class airport terminals to its vast MTR (train) network to its steadfast bus system. All their major tourist attraction is easily accessible.

Hong Kong sometimes called “Asia’s World City” is one of the busiest and the most developed cosmopolitan centres in Asia in terms of trade, business, and tourism. A Special Administrative Region of China (SAR), Hong Kong consists of the Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories, and 200 outlying islands. Although these areas are linked by extensive train and bus networks, it is important to be familiar with its geography.

  • Hong Kong Island is where the Central area, the political and economic center, is located. One might get overwhelmed at first; it harbours a number of reasonable guesthouses and hostels. It is also home to many tourist attractions including the Victoria Peak (The Peak), Ocean Park and Lan Kwai Fong (LKF)
At Montane Mansion (Transformer was shot here)
At the top of The Peak
  • Kowloon is where you will find most museums, markets such as Ladies Market in Mong Kok, and the Avenue of Stars. It also has the greatest concentration of cheap guesthouses but I do not recommend you rent a place at Chungking Mansion.
     
     • The New Territories, north of Kowloon, is peppered with wetland parks and temples. Lantau Island, one of the many outlying islands, takes pride in Ngong Ping (Giant Buddha and Po Lin Monastery) and Hong Kong Disneyland.
Going up to see the big Buddha

If you’re planning to visit Macau while in Hong Kong, Kowloon and Hong Kong Island have a ferry terminal each. The ferry ride takes about an hour to each way.

Grand Lisboa Macau can be seen in the background in the picture to the right and picture to the left is somewhere in Macau

If you are looking for events that is happening in Hong Kong I recommend you visit this site www.discoverhongkong.com