Me with Bruce Lee at the Avenue of Stars in 2013
First visit: January 2009
Photography: Arthur Jeciel & Michael Pannagel
In 2009, I visited Hong Kong for the first time and although it was with the Singelresor group (where we visited Victoria Peak and Golden Bauhinia Square among others) I felt I needed to come back and rediscover it once more, this time without any guide. And so in May 2013, Mike and I were back to this bustling city rich with Asian culture and western influence.
After a long flight from Europe via Frankfurt and Bangkok, we finally arrived in Hong Kong. We only had six nights here (including a day trip to Macau) so we decided to make the most of it. Our first stop was at the fishing village near the Tam Kung Temple in Shau Kei Wan.
The following day, we went to see the Avenue of Stars, located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront. This is pretty much like the Hollywood Walk of fame in Los Angeles.
Clock Tower, one of the iconic landmarks in Hong Kong
Next stop was the 1881 Heritage. From 1880s to 1996, this was the headquarters of the Hong Kong Marine Police. A visit to this place takes you back to Victorian-era Hong Kong.
Taking a boat ferry is definitely one of the most enjoyable ways to discover Hong Kong 😍
Golden Bauhinia Square
And yes, I just love the tram system here! The ride is very cheap so make sure you get to experience it 👍
Hong Kong is one of my favorite destinations because of the excellent food and it's interesting culture. Almost every restaurant offers the best of Cantonese cuisine, no wonder I put on weight after our trip 😉 The Chinese way of life mixed with the influences from the British has made this city what it is right now, a blend of east and west. Of course, there are a lot more things to do here (which we were not able to do because of the lack of time) like visiting the Dragon's Back, Lantau Island and many more. Hope to do it next time though. Joi gin 😉
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