Here in Australia, we are far away from America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. However, we are close to Asia and this is a popular destination for us Australians to visit.
My husband travels a lot and spends a few months every year in Hong Kong. I have been fortunate to join him on his work trips and we’ve taken our children with us a few times.
What’s so great about Hong Kong? Everything! The people are very nice and welcoming, the city is clean (and safe!), the food is delicious, the signs are in English (and Chinese), the public transport is brilliant plus, there’s so much culture to see and enjoy!
Not only is Hong Kong a wonderful destination for a family it’s also great to go there as a couple or for singles.
Most locals speak some English so it’s easy to get around, plus the signage is clear everywhere. The best way to get around is on foot or public transport. There are plenty of taxis and they are well priced however, with the traffic, it can sometimes be quicker to walk.
There are so many fab places to visit on both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. You can always catch a one hour ferry and go to Macau, or catch the train to China. Because we’ve visited so many times, we’ve done all the touristy things but even walking along the foreshore on Kowloon is lovely. On a warm day, it’s breathtaking to look across the ha
rbour and look at Hong Kong Island.
The only downside, for me, is the congestion. With millions of people in a small area of land, and it’s busy, all the time. One night we returned by train at 10.30pm on the train, and it was packed, full of people. This is so different to Australia. Every time I return to Australia, I’m reminded how lucky we are to live in such a big country, where the air is clean and the roads are wide.
I love going to Hong Kong, it’s such a great city and highly recommend you look at all the attractions before deciding what to see and do.
I set Wanting Mr Right in Hong Kong. (Wanting Mr Right (Alex Jackson Series Book 2)
In my romance where the hero needs a fake fiancé to win a job, I had them spending time in Hong Kong visiting some of the sites I enjoyed. In my book there are scenes set at The Peak (top of the mountain on Hong Kong Island), at the beautiful shopping centre I visited and also the shipping village we were taken to.
It’s a fantastic place, filled with interesting culture and plenty to see.
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Forever Mine is the 4th book in the Alex Jackson series and can be read as a standalone book.
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