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Best Beaches in Asia Pacific - Die besten Strände in Asien und Ozeanien

Travel Bloggers present the Best Beaches in Asia Pacific

A summary of the “My favourite beach in Asia Pacific” round-up on allacrossasia

The German langauge knows a term called “Fernweh“. This word describes the longing for places far away, the desire to break out of the daily routine and travel to new destinations. Especially in the European winter time, when days are short and cold, people like to dream themselves away to exotic places where it’s warm and life’s easy. The image of dream beaches where one can relax and let go of all the stress and everyday worries becomes very desirable. But where can one find these beaches? Where are the best places which fulfil these desires? To find answers to these questions and provide you with some inspiration for your next vacation, I asked fellow international travel bloggers with focus on the Asia Pacific region about their favourite beaches.Continue reading

Christmas in Hong Kong - Hongkong zur Weihnachtszeit - Hong Kong Winterfest at Statue Square 2

Christmas season in Hong Kong

A Winter Wonderland without Ice and Snow

I must admit that, as a European, celebrating Christmas in Hong Kong still feels strange to me. In Europe, this season is characterized by teeth-chattering cold weather (ideally, you would even see snow) and Christmas cookies that are piling up in supermarket shelves from August onwards. Christmas lights try to fight off the darkness during the shortest days of the year, mulled wine and punch are needed against the cold of winter. In Hong Kong, it is slightly different:Continue reading

Skyline of Hong Kong and Victoria Harbour, here photographed from Jardines Lookout - surely one of the instaworthy photo spots - eines der besten Fotomotive in Hongkong

#instaworthy – The best photo spots in Hong Kong

A picturesque journey to Instagrammers’ paradise

German travel bloggers Katrin and Sandra from “Littlebluebag” have called for a blog parade on the topic of “Best spots for photography”. In my opinion, that begs for Hong Kong! Here, you can find an unbelievable variety of interesting photo spots, which truly make the city a paradise for Instagrammers and (hobby) photographers alike. From the stunning scenery of Victoria Harbour and Victoria Peak over lively markets, unique delicacies, picturesque parks, green jungle paths, bays and beaches to impressive architecture and fascinating everyday scenes of the streets of Hong Kong – this city is definitely one of the most photogenic places in the whole world! Let me take you on a picturesque journey through this metropolis full of spectacular photo spots:
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Sharp Peak towering above Sai Kung East Country Park

Sharp Peak: The “Needle” of Sai Kung

Hike – Beach – Boat: The Sai Kung Triathlon

Sai Kung in the northeastern New Territories features arguably Hong Kong’s best beaches and – as they pass along these beaches – some of its most beautiful hiking trails, too. Ever since I have hiked the Section 2 of the MacLehose Trail (without any doubt the #1 hike in Hong Kong!) for the first time, I wanted to climb that peak that rose steeply towards the sky somewhat north of Sai Kung’s three “deserted beaches”, living up to its name: Sharp Peak.Continue reading

Most helpful apps and websites for Hong Kong - Die besten Apps und hilfreichsten Webseiten für Hongkong

The most helpful apps and best websites on Hong Kong

Essential help for planning and execution of your Hong Kong trip

Hong Kong is a modern and tourist-friendly city. Everything is also signposted in English and easily understandable. A local SIM card for your stay is affordable, however, if you want to save money on that, you can always find the next WiFi hotspot nearby., as the coverage is pretty good. Furthermore, there are plenty of apps and websites (in addition to “allacrossasia”, of course) which will make planning and orientation for your Hong Kong trip a breeze. Let me show you which sites I am talking about:Continue reading

Hong Kong on a foggy day

15 Things I don’t like so much about Hong Kong

Downsides of a megametropolis

No city is perfect. Neither is Hong Kong. Definitely not. This, on the other hand, even increases the city’s allurement and strengthens its character from my point of view. However, I want to fulfil my obligation as a journalist to paint a realistic and authentic picture, so that you won’t call my blog fake news. So, having already told you what I love about Hong Kong, now it is about time to throw the spotlight on what I really dislike about this city.

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Pagoda in Nan Lian Garden, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The ultimate guide for Hong Kong with less time

The best recommendations for 6, 24, 48 or 96 hours in Hong Kong

I never grow tired of telling you how much there is to explore, see and do in Hong Kong. Unfortunately enough, most tourists still see Hong Kong rather as a transit destination and only plan for a short stay with not too much time. As these visitors nevertheless want to get the most out of their stay, I wrote this article to show you how to optimize your Hong Kong experience according to the duration of your visit:

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Lantau Trail to Lantau Peak and the Big Buddha

Hike to the max: Via Lantau Peak to the Big Buddha

Crest the second-highest peak of Hong Kong to get to the tallest seating Buddha in the world

Believe it or not, the picture above was shot in Hong Kong! On Lantau Island, to be precise, along the Lantau Trail up to Lantau Peak, the second-highest peak in Hong Kong. This sweat-inducing, yet extraordinarily rewarding hike can be well combined with another main attraction of Hong Kong, the huge statue of Tian Tan Buddha. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the hike and the Buddha:
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