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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

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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Nathan Road, Hong Kong, in February 2011

My first encounter with Hong Kong – and why I hated it

Six Beginner’s mistakes and how to avoid them

Hong Kong is an overwhelming city – in the truest sense of the word. Thus, it is recommendable to be well prepared when visiting, especially as most visitors only stay for a rather short term. I speak from experience, since I was not prepared at all when I first visited the city in 2011. On the contrary, me and my friends made practically every beginner’s mistake one could imagine. Honestly speaking, we weren’t really enthusiastic about Hong Kong when we left again after three days. Meanwhile, I know better: I learned to love the 852 and feel a moral obligation to let other travelers learn from my mistakes in order to avoid disappointments and facilitate a great Hong Kong experience!Continue reading

Hong Kong Dollar - the currency of Hong Kong SAR

Hong Kong on a budget

Best Tourist attractions (almost) for free

Cost of living in Hong Kong is staggering. Tourists will get to know that especially when looking for accommodation or when hanging out for a drink in the bars of Hong Kong. Luckily, public transportation is very affordable. And there’s more good news: The majority of the most interesting sights can be visited either for free or for rather small money, too! This article shall serve as your guide to the best low-budget activities in Hong Kong that make your stay perfect without financial worries. Fifteen sights (almost) for free to enjoy your holidays without regrets!

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How to get around in Hong Kong

How to get around in Hong Kong?

An introduction to transportation in Hong Kong

 

The public transportation network of Hong Kong is without any doubt one of the most efficient transportation systems in the world. A variety of transportation options ensures excellent connections even to the most remote corners of Hong Kong's territory. Reliable and in a high frequency, yet absolutely affordable. However, each of the different means of transport has its specific characteristics, so I thought that especially for tourists and guests a small introduction to Hong Kong’s transportation could be helpful.

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Welcome greeting to Hong Kong at the arrival gate - Willkommensgruß zur Ankunft in Hongkong

Arrival in Hong Kong – Now what?

Your welcome guide for a faster orientation

Hong Kong has a lot to offer, but unfortunately many of the city’s visitors only plan for a rather short stay. In order to enable you to make the most of your stay and to avoid wasting your precious time, I wrote this little Welcome Guide to Hong Kong that shall help you orientate after your arrival at Hong Kong’s major entrance gate, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

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Hong Kong skyline as seen from Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon during nighttime - Skyline von Hong Kong Island von der Tsim Sha Tsui uferpromenade in Kowloon bei Nacht aus gesehen

15 Things I love about Hong Kong

Reasons to put Hong Kong on top of your bucket list

Yay! Finally, "All Across Asia" is live and here it is: my first blog article EVER! Well, right, it took some time and to be honest a whole lot of my friends’ persuasiveness as well until I finally realized for myself that writing actually IS something that I like just as much as to travel and take pictures, which are basic requirements for writing a blog.

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