Life in Hong Kong transcends cultural and culinary borders, such that nothing is truly foreign and nothing doesn’t belong. – Peter Jon Lindberg

Hong Kong enthralled me from the moment I arrived. I found its rich Chinese culture to mesh so beautifully with its British colonial past and its existence as a global business center. As a “city girl” conflicted by my love for the mountains, I became infatuated with the idea that I could spend a morning shopping in Central and head for a hike in the afternoon. Allow me to be your guide to this diverse destination.

The Peak


Sip | on an inventive cocktail while overlooking Hong Kong Island at the Ritz Carlton’s Ozone Bar, the highest bar in the world H|B tip: Couple your drink at the Ozone Bar with dinner at Michelin Star Tim Ho Wan’s Olympian City location for your fanciest drink accompanied by your cheapest meal

Hike | Dragon’s Back for stunning views of Shek O, Tai Tam and the South China Sea H|B tip: Bring your swimsuit and end your trek with a refreshing dip in Big Wave Beach (trail map here)

Bet | on racehorses on a Wednesday evening at the Happy Valley Racecourse in the Wan Chai district H|B tip: Of course the races are best enjoyed with a pitcher of vodka soda or a Singha from the Beer Garden

Taste | local delicacies while learning more about the city’s culture and deep roots on a Hong Kong Foodie tour

Order | spicy, modern dishes at Ho Lee Fook, a trendy Central spot. From there, walk 5 minutes towards the harbor and attempt to find 001, a posh speakeasy, before ending your night with a bang in Lan Kwai Fong

Combine with | a trip to Beijing, Central China or destinations in Southeast Asia like Vietnam

On a personal note | read more about my time in Hong Kong here. Don’t miss out on the video at the end which also features footage from Beijing

View of Hong Kong island

Big Wave Beach

Out in Lan Kwai Fong

Trying new things at Tim Ho Wan

Happy Valley Racecourse’s Beer Garden

On our 1st wedding anniversary at Ozone Bar

Egg tarts

View while hiking Dragon’s Back

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