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Where to stay in Hong Kong for the solo traveler? Well, having visited Hong Kong 3 times now, for budget travelers, I suggest staying in Chunking Mansions, Mong Kok, or anywhere near Nathan Road in Kowloon.
Should you be required to visit Hong Kong for purposes of Visa Renewal ("Visa run"), here are a few reminders as to what documents you’ll need to have in your possession, how to access to Chinese Embassy in Hong Kong, where to stay, and how much money to bring.
I love to overlook a remarkable skyline just like anybody else, and Hong Kong is absolutely killing the game when it comes to down to it; after all, Hong Kong Island alone is just brimming with towering skyscrapers and lavish sky high condos at every turn.
Why You Should Add Hong Kong's Peak Tower & Sky Terrace 428 to Your List of Places to See Before You Die
Peak Tower in Hong Kong is absolutely insane! No, not “crazy insane”, but more like “this is the best sh*t ever, insane“. That’s right; Peak Tower is, without a doubt, my top favorite attraction to visit each time I travel to the region of China where East meets West.
One of the more popular and inexpensive places to stay in Hong Kong is at the Chungking Mansions, which is a building jam packed with independently operated hotels, hostels, guesthouses, shops, and boutiques. You’ll find boatloads of locals and international tourists staying in Chungking Mansions, as well as a large amount of Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities, including Africans, Indians, and Middle Easterners, presiding in the building.
The Avenue of Stars is Hong Kong’s answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, except that instead of dozens of commercial shops lining its road to attract tourists, the Avenue of Stars is strategically situated along the Victoria Harbor promenade where visitors can not only capture a breathtaking panoramic view of Hong Kong Island’s towering skyscrapers on the opposite side, but also enjoy fine dining on ancient Chinese-themed cruise ships or hop on short-distance ferry boats across the harbor.
Hong Kong has gained recognition as a city where, as the saying goes, you can “shop til’ you drop. From luxurious international brands lining shelves throughout shops in lavish shopping centers, to inexpensive merchandise and small commodities being sold at bustling street markets, Hong Kong has it all.
It’s funny; click the “Hong Kong” tag on Instagram and I’m absolutely sure that you’ll find a billion pictures of happy-go-lucky tourists posing in front of the Tian Tan “ Big” Buddha statue on top of Ngong Ping. And why not?
Hong Kong Disneyland…meh. That’s right; Hong Kong’s ‘happiest place in Earth’ is worth the visit, but not worth the memory, at least that's how it was when I paid it a visit back in September of 2012.
I love traveling to Hong Kong; heck, I’ve been 3 times already since I moved to China as an ESL Teacher and still can’t get enough of it. And one of the peculiar things I love about Hong Kong is, well, visiting its Clock Tower. I know, strange right?
Hong Kong’s Chinese New Year Parade is definitely a must-see event if you’re in the region to celebrate the Lunar New Year. I actually stumbled upon the parade back in January 2014 after spending a few days in Taipei, Taiwan, and I couldn’t believe what I saw.
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