Hong Kong | see Victoria Peak and earn 2 dollars

26/12/2023
This, of course, is a moment for a smile, but the love of walking a lot on trips led us on my own and to Victoria Peak in Hong Kong with a profit of as much as two Hong Kong dollars in my pocket plus a good memory in karma. Turn to the last? We turn, of course.

Hong Kong. On the sunny side.

26/12/2023
Those who have not been to Hong Kong, as well as to me before this trip, this place seems to be a sort of megalopolis of some skyscrapers, with an incredible number of cars and people, entirely in advertising and smog. Naturally, such naive delusions are easy to dispel, one has only to unfold the map, where it is clear that urban areas occupy only a small part of Hong Kong, the rest is lush tropical greenery and numerous sandy beaches.

Incredible Hong Kong. What to see in three days?

26/12/2023
Usually in Hong Kong I am a savage, but this time I ended up in a group that was organized in the most interesting tourist places. It would be difficult to cope with the route in such a short period of time (three days), but I was wondering what they would show us something I hadn’t seen yet. And, in general, there were many such places.

Moving around Hong Kong

26/12/2023
I was surprised to learn that most of my readers prefer the wicked Los Angeles to Hong Kong! I’m probably clumsily describing Hong Kong charms, and the Hollywood PR machine is too good in business. Well, I'll try again.

Hong Kong | Causeway Bay for three hours

26/12/2023
What in a couple of centuries can a place once called the Yellow Mud River (Won Nai Chun) turn into? To Hong Kong's Causeway Bay area. There is a proposal to change hotel slippers to sneakers and go for a walk along this edge, located on one of the historical axes of the metropolis.

Lion Rock: another view of Hong Kong from above

26/12/2023
The fact that I love Hong Kong will not be news for long-time readers of this blog. Every time I try to find something new for myself here, and so far there have been no problems with this. During a recent two-day visit, I climbed onto Lion Rock. This is a great climb, which for some reason I did not know about before (otherwise I would have gone a long time ago!)

Hong Kong in winter

26/12/2023
Outpost of the British Ost-Indian trading company, financial offshore, one country, two systems, seamlessly merging into one. Hong Kong is still thriving and impressive. Last time I was here in the summer of 2011. It was hot, stuffy and humid. This time came in the winter.

Hong Kong in 3D: stairs, terraces, tram

26/12/2023
Having arrived in Hong Kong early in the morning, I walked along its slopes, and then remembered that I was in it so attractive. Let me tell you, and for that I am so in love with this city. In short, due to its three-dimensionality.

Just another Hong Kong

26/12/2023
The center of Hong Kong - the standard of the city, striving upwards. It is full of high-rise buildings, clambering up the slope of Victoria Peak. But there is another Hong Kong, in which (almost) no skyscrapers. In some places it even a quiet, green, and a little deserted. Today I'll tell you about it.

Pictures from Hong Kong. The most high-rise in the world

26/12/2023
Up to this point my most high-altitude city in life was San Gimignano. I love medieval skyscrapers. Defense seen with the Arc de Triomphe, Moscow City from the window of the car (then still fun), but so true - never. Then I realized, it is necessary to start somewhere, selling at the emirates, A380 from Dubai to Hong Kong ... In general, no doubt.

483 meters above the sky: the tallest hotel in the world

26/12/2023
Over the choice of places where to throw the dice in Hong Kong, I thought no longer than 10 seconds. Here and only here has the highest hotel in the world - The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, and other alternative means for crazy fan of skyscrapers is not there. Stay in this hotel for me - as a visit to the highest waterfall or climb the highest mountain.

The transport system in Hong Kong

26/12/2023
Hong Kong, by itself, has a highly developed transport system with an emphasis on public transport type. It is only natural that more than 80% of all trips are made ​​by public transport it. The transport system includes probably all possible, except air traffic, everything else is: rail transport (MTR), which unites the subway, commuter and intercity electric (KCR), bus, ferry, two-storey tram, taxi, and even a cable car escalator lift.