The train leaves every 10 minutes and takes 26 minutes to get to central once it leaves. That means you need 36 minutes each way to get to Hong Kong central and back to the airport, or 72 minutes roundtrip. Just figure 90 minutes total to be safe. So I needed another 2 hours to get my boarding pass and clear customs and immigration. I wanted to spend 3 hours walking around Hong Kong minimum.
So here is a reasonable explanation of the time needed. Watch the video above and if it looks good, take my Hong Kong Layover Tour. I am a digital nomad investigating the best retire cheap in paradise locations in the world. If you would like to learn how to live in a paradise location for possibly less money than you are spending at home, or the various ways people make money online, grab a free copy of my EBook:.
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Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 13, Kerry rated it liked it. Very interesting in parts although I can't say I empathised much with the main character.
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More enjoyable insights into the Hong Kong that was around before I ventured there to live. Of particular note is the area around the Mid-levels escalators, where an eclectic and multicultural mix of artisan boutiques, shops, bars and eateries made me forget that I was in the heart of East Asia. Unfortunately, with a packed schedule we only scratched the surface while exploring this area, so we promised ourselves to atone for this by making it a priority in our next trip — which will surely come sooner, rather than later!
Its location next to the coast and the love for seafood of the area reminded me of Sausalito in California. On Seafood Street the obligatory meal is fresh seafood, displayed live in tanks in front of the restaurants, awaiting for patrons to choose them for their meals.
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Short of eating the many fish, crustaceans, mollusks and other sea creatures straight from the ocean, the food is as fresh as it can get. And after the seafood feast the locals spill over into one of the many dessert houses that have become popular of late in the city. Hong Kong-style desserts are nothing like that of China and they incorporate many of the fruits endemic to the region. Although Chinese desserts are often considered sub-par, the dessert culture in Hong Kong is excellent and shares little commonality with the mainland — something that Hong Kongers also feel the same with regards to their culture and that of their northern neighbour!
The costumes worn by the performers and the makeup on their faces makes for a spectacular sight, and in more modern settings there are even English translations displayed on screens for the audience. It is a must see event for both connoisseurs and the culturally curious! For a city that is not much more than years old Hong Kong was ceded to the British in there are numerous antique shops to be found. But regardless of its young age in its modern form , the antique markets of the city are a perfect example of old and new, which are at the heart of Hong Kong culture.
This is admittedly a path less taken and one that requires a certain level of fitness, but the trails are well maintained and they offer glorious views that one can take in leisurely. Like the changing vegetation on a mountain with increasing altitude, so too are the escalators characterised by a different scene at each level of the dozen or so outdoor stairs that snake up the mountainside of Central. Of course, stopping for a drink at the end of each set of steps might not be feasible for those living near the top Conduit Road.
Like the city of Hong Kong, which retains its own laws and customs after its handover back to China, Macau is likewise a special administrative region SAR and retains its Portuguese culture post , when its sovereignty was reverted back to Chinese rule. Besides the obvious attraction of gambling, Macau is a favourite spot for foodies who go there to enjoy Macanese cuisine — a hybrid of the Cantonese and Portuguese kitchens.
Nevertheless, some visitors opt for trekking the curvy hills that lead to the statue.
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Notwithstanding religious reasons the cable car ride is worth the trip, and for those wishing to bypass the queue the crystal-bottom gondolas — which cost more than the regular gondolas — are well worth the extra money to cut the wait time. This stay would not be the same without you!
Preparing the gallery below I decided to go for black-and-white photographs only. I wanted it to show a glimpse of everyday life in HK. So book your flight! Photography by Dominika D.
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