Highlights of Hong Kong

By Lana Rodlie

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The city and Victoria Harbour. Photo by Lana Rodlie

Hong Kong is a great stop-over if traveling to China, Southeast Asia, or Down Under. You can get direct flights from Vancouver, B.C. (13 hours in the air) or from likely anywhere on the west coast. We chose Hong Kong (over Beijing, Toyko) last year while on our way to Taiwan.

Of course, googling will find you all sorts of hotels. We hadn’t been to Hong Kong before so depended a lot on Trip Advisor and other such sites. We couldn’t decide whether to stay on the Hong Kong side of the harbour or in Kowloon. There are advantages to both but we chose the Hong Kong side for this, our first trip; and have since made the decision to choose Kowloon next time we go there. Continue reading