Tag Archive: Hong Kong

Hong Kong Travel Guide

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Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic places that I have ever visited, a city you can spend your whole life in and still not fully grasp.  The cosmopolitan area most frequently broadcast to the world is just a tiny fraction of the city.  Much like the New Yorker who refuses to leave Manhattan,…

Gastrolusting: Yung Kee’s Roast Goose

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It’s hard to imagine how a massive restaurant like Yung Kee, with its two floors of dining rooms packed nightly to the brim, consistently serves such amazing eats. But it’s famous roast goose is practically a tourist attraction here in Hong Kong, with many visitors packing up a bird or two to take home (thus earning itself…

Tian Tan Buddha

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Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong, is a relatively undeveloped area but what developments exist on it are new, modern and almost comically exaggerated.  Located next to the reclaimed island where Hong Kong airport sits, Lantau is home to Hong Kong Disneyland, Inspiration Lake (the largest artificial lake in the city), and leisure…

Exploring Kowloon: Chi Lin Nunnery & Nan Lian Garden

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If you find yourself doing a little cultural tour of Kowloon, Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden are quick and easy stops within short walking distance of each other.  The two are located off the Diamond Hill MTR stop, much less of a hike from the train station than the less visited Kowloon Walled…

The Mysterious Man of Kowloon Walled City Park

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Humidity enveloped my clothing in a blanket of sweat as I trudged from the subway stop, taking great care to follow the path delineated in my Kowloon walking tour map.  Halfway through a week in Hong Kong and its surrounds, I was ready to throw in the towel.  My feet hurt from several days of walking,…

Hong Kong Park’s Urban Oasis

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Hong Kong Park truly takes urban oasis to a whole new level, its sprawling grounds protected by the fortress of skyscrapers that comprise Hong Kong’s renowned skyline. The park is flanked by two of Central’s most famous buildings, the iconic Bank of China tower and the geometric Lippo Center.

Sai Kung’s Hoi Pong Square

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Our group was right in the thick of Hoi Pong Square, a renowned “seafood street” in the fishing village of Sai Kung, Hong Kong. Treasure troves of exotic sea creatures surrounded us from all angles, their colorful and sometimes naughtily-shaped bodies beckoning to our stomachs like sirens of sea.

Yee Shun Milk Company: Wishing you were here

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It’s past midnight, I’ve got the munchies, and I’m debating whether or not a giant spoonful of Nutella is going to do the trick. Then I stumble across this old photo.

Da Ping Huo: Fiery Sichuan off the beaten path

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Introducing the first of what I hope to be many posts by my friend and fellow traveler Trevor Throntveit, an all-around adventurer and lover of all things Asian that attracts women and trouble wherever he goes. Oh, and he’s an excellent writer. Hear him wax poetic on the elegance of a 12-course Sichuan dinner in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s Hidden Treasure: Tai Long Wan

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The crowds of Central and Kowloon seem but a distant memory as you hike through the peaceful trails of Sai Kung East Country Park, located in the eastern coast of Hong Kong. Follow the pathway from Pak Tam Au toward Tai Long Wan beach, weaving through a rundown village and up into the mountains for spectacular views before giving way to clean white sand.

Bargaining in Asia: Tips & Tricks

The Asians, we loooves to bargain. First-time bargainers will find that it’s a bit like chess: easy to learn, hard to master. It’s buyer vs. seller, and the person with the strongest will always wins. Here’s a comprehensive guide to bargaining in Asia, a list of observations made in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China last year while I was satisfying my animalistic consumerism. So many cheap goods and so little time!!