No matter which way you look at it Hong Kong (HK) is a fascinating and vibrant city. With over 7 million people it is a short flight from the Philippines which we also found at a very good rate, and to make things easy we booked a night at the Rambler Oasis Hotel- an excellent value hotel at under 300 HKD when booked online.
We later moved to Pearl Guestoguse in Chunking Building, which is one of the 2 that hosts many guesthouses. Cindy the manager speaks good English and is very helpful and knowledgeable.
Pizza is to Italy what electronics is to HK, and with this in mind we purchased an Acer Netbook which is making posting in this blog quite simpler.
Day 2 and onwards were spent visiting the city: the giant Buddha via the cable car in Lantau Island, enjoying great city views from the Peak, strolling through the Avenue of Stars, walking HK island’s soho or strolling along the hills in Lamma Island as a good city getaway, or watching the 8 pm lightshow anywhere along the avenue of stars (it is, by the way, the largest dayly lightshow in the world).
Food is another of the city’s highlights. With so many cultures sharing a single city you can find international delicacies all over, with chinese cuisine being the most relevant (not surprisingly). Great meals can be found at 30 HKD (less than 3 €) with different options of noodles, soups and rice as the main ingredients, being fried fish or meat your next option at a slightly higher price.
We thought we would spend about 3 to 4 days in HK and ended up spending seven. The city’s vibe, excellent transportation, cheap prices and entertainment opportunities can keep you busy for days, and we did not visit any museum, Disneyland or the New Territories, or surf (yes, there is surf in HK). If for some reason you can visit HK but are considering skipping it don’t: you are in for a great few days with very good value for money!
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