Hong Kong to me is up there with some of the best cities in the world such as London or New York, and being a Londoner that is quite the statement. This city is buzzing. It is one of the best weekend city breaks I have been on. I landed in Hong Kong in the evening and it was extremely easy to catch public transport to my destination. I stayed with a friend from London who has been living in Hong Kong for 3 years now. Staying in Soho that’s where we went out for the evening, this district is bustling with restaurants, bars and clubs. If you love going out, you will love this electric city.
Hung over the next day we went for a Champagne brunch at Zuma. There are a number of Sunday brunches across Hong Kong and its a must. The food was exceptional, and with free flowing bubbly you can’t go wrong, the perfect hangover cure. Other Sunday brunches include the W Hotel and the Ozone, Ritz Carlton.
Post brunch we headed to The Peak. The queues were massive, but you can purchase a queue jumping pass, and if you don’t want to pay the extra it’s worth the wait. You get the most stunning views across the City.
This is the steepest road I have ever seen!
In the evening we got the ferry across Victoria Harbour (no words needed)… stunning!
Day 2 we went hiking, this is my favorite part of this energetic concrete jungle, the close proximity to the mountains. Within 30 minutes you can be hiking up beautiful mountains away from the hustle and bustle. Its such a cool juxtaposition. The most popular hike is the Dragon’s Back. This hiking trail led us to the picturesque village of Shek O Village, this small village is on the coast and has a few restaurants perfect for recharging after a long hike.
Last day in Hong Kong and I went to visit The Big Buddha & Po Lin Monastery. This monastery was once hidden in the mountains and was bought to the worlds attention when The Big Buddha was erected in 1993. The best way to get there is taking the stunning Ngong Ping 360 cable car ride.