Some people are happy to visit a sunny resort, lie down on a lounger, and soak up some rays. But that’s not the ideal trip for everyone. You probably enjoy relaxing on a sunny beach, of course, but you might also crave a little excitement out of your traveling experiences. Maybe you want to travel to learn things. Maybe you want to travel to see things. Most likely, you want a combination of both experiences.
Next to water, tea is the most popular non-alcoholic drink in the world. There are millions who swear by its revitalizing properties, aroma and the unbeatable satisfaction a cup of tea gives. Most of us who reach out for our favorite cup is not aware that there are over a thousand varieties of teas in the world. So, where to go to have the best tea of your life?
We love walking around a city, especially one that we’ve never been to before. We get to explore so many of the city’s sights, smells, sounds etc. However, during our recent trip to Hong Kong, we didn’t have much time to explore and we didn’t want to be hauled up on the MTR for half the day so exploring the city by open top bus seemed perfect. We could hop on and off all over the city therefore, we could still hear the sounds of the city and really feel like we were experiencing everything Hong Kong had to offer but with the speed a bus offers over walking.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Wax Museum is one of the most famous attractions located of the top of The Peak. Even if you have been to other Madame Tussauds museum around the world, this is still a must-see especially so for Asian visitors as the characters in this museum are contextualized for Asia e.g. Asian leaders and entertainers. If you are a fan of Hong Kong movies and songs, chances are you will find your favorite singers and actors here – perfect opportunity to literally rub shoulders with them.
Macau is one of the most popular Hong Kong day trips that offers something divergent – whether it is some enticing Portuguese and Macanese cooking, striking colonial architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage city center or a hand at the baccarat tables. It is a completely different vibe from the big city of Hong Kong which is why our curiosity pushed us to pay a visit. Normally, I would spend a great deal of time (and stress) to research and put together a proper itinerary to explore a destination such as Macau but this time, Olivier and I decided to let our hair down and take one of Viator’s Macau City sightseeing tours.
Nestled in Kowloon’s ‘Golden Circle’ and minutes away from the Olympic MTR Station, The Olympian Hong Kong is new in Hong Kong’s hospitality scene but has quickly gone up the ranks in the span of less than a year by offering more sophisticated accommodations by combining refined tranquility and urban vitality.
Everyone thinks of Hong Kong as a city when in fact, it is a sprawling archipelago of 260 islands. By everyone, I mean including me. All along, I thought Hong Kong is one whole city slash country; apparently not. It consists of a few main areas – Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and over 200 offshore islands. For the purpose of being a tourist who wants to spend time exploring the main tourist attractions of Hong Kong, we considered staying in Hong Kong Island. Although hotel choices are limited to the upper range, finding OZO Wesley Hong Kong is definitely heaven sent.
There are tons of accommodations dotting the skyline of Hong Kong making it easy to choose a hotel but to find the right place is rather arduous and daunting. So, when choosing our first home in Hong Kong, it all came down to a special blend of location, value for money, upscale credentials, reviews and a dash of luck – enter Royal Plaza Hotel. This majestic hotel ticked off all our boxes – location, unique design elements, friendly service, fantastic cuisine and bar, world class amenities – everything we could ever hope for!