Hong Kong was everything you might expect- a chaotic, dense, urban jungle packed full of markets, restaurants, bars and street life. A true East meets West. This place was a photographer’s dream- you only have to wander a local Market to immerse yourself in true Hong Kong. There is a strange contrast between the super rich (I’d never seen to many Prada stores) and the local Hong Kong population.
In an ever changing HK the ‘star ferry’ is a true staple. This takes you from one side of the city to the other and is a great way of seeing the epic skyline HK has to offer. It’s also worth a trip up to the Peak- be warned the forest of selfie sticks are rife here, but you get a pretty good view. A trip to HK wouldn’t be complete without a ‘designer handbag’. Mong Kok market offers an Aladdin’s cave of all your favourite designer knock offs, be sure to barter down the prices!
The pork buns at Michelin starred ‘Tim Ho Wan’s’ are worth the trip alone. Don’t be fooled by its unassuming exterior or put off by the que around the corner. This is the best £16 you’ll ever spend (yes, this is officially the world’s cheapest Michelin starred restaurant!).
Hong Kong is a full on sensory experience and it’s not for the faint hearted. Is it worth seeing- definitely! Would I return for a relaxed holiday – certainly not.