Hong Kong is a city of extremes. Despite my fears, before embarking on our Asian Adventure, I found myself falling in love with this huge city of contrasts. I’ve already written about how much we loved the markets, temples and, of course, the incredible food, but Hong Kong surprised us in other ways, as well. Below are six things that surprised me about Hong Kong.
In retrospect, I should have done more research, but the only thing I could focus on was the number of stairs; 431 steps in the humid Hong Kong heat.
The things I will do for a photo opportunity.
Hong Kong has a market or shopping street for just about any product you can imagine. Not only are they a great place to experience the city’s diverse cultures, but they are a photographer’s paradise.
While planning for our trip to Hong Kong, we were excited about many things: markets, culture, temples, and sightseeing. But, I’m sure it will come as no surprise, the thing we were most looking forward to, was Hong Kong’s food scene.
Just over a month ago, we announced our big plans for CheeseWeb’s Asian Adventure 2013. This Wednesday, we returned from that incredible journey. It’s going to take us some time to process all of our thoughts and experiences (not to mention our photos!), but today we want to share just a little taste of what we saw, did, ate and felt over those two amazing weeks.
Andrew and I are busy planning our first big trip of 2013 and it’s a doozy! At the end of March, we will be heading to Asia, to spend a week in Hong Kong and a week in Malaysian Borneo. Besides our 2011 travels to India, this will be our first trip to Asia and I’m feeling excited and a little scared.
China – mysterious, intimidating, overwhelming. It’s a country I’m fascinated by and also terrified to visit. That’s why today we are thrilled to have this beautiful guest post by Vi Proskurovska, a Latvian expat in Brussels.
While many of us are wondering what happened to summer this year, the folks at Club Med are already gearing up for the winter holiday season. They’ve sponsored this great list of top 10 winter destinations for those of you who love the snow and those who want to escape it.
When we go for a winter holiday there is generally one of two things on our mind. One is to escape the cold, wet, winter months for a while and enjoy more temperate climates, bask in brilliant sunshine on a foreign beach and maybe take in a little snorkelling, sailing or some other water sports. The other, of course, is to enjoy some winter sports like skiing or snowboarding, while hopefully enjoying some sunshine at the same time. Thus, in compiling this list of the top ten winter holiday destinations for 2011/12, we have taken both of these motivations into consideration. We begin with some great places to enjoy all inclusive ski holidays, and finish with some suggestions for indulging ourselves in the balmy climates of foreign islands.