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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

Fox multi-coloured by Thai artist Rukkit, one famous street art piece in Hong Kong

Waiting for Banksy

A closer look at the increasingly popular Street Art scene in Hong Kong

 

Ever since I once watched the extremely interesting documentary on Banksy “Exit through the gift shop”) during one of my many long-haul flights and participated in an equally recommendable street art tour in Melbourne later on, I’ve been walking through city centers with different eyes. The world of graffitis, stencils, posters and stickers has fascinated me ever since. Surely, I was pretty excited when I found out that there has evolved an active street art scene in Hong Kong as well!Continue reading

Bowen Road Sightseeing Running Track in Hong Kong Hongkong

Bowen Road – Running in Hong Kong? Definitely!

A perfect combination of sports and sightseeing

While Hong Kong is a paradise for hikers, the situation looks quite different for endurance athletes who are not really pursuing an extreme sport. Particularly on Hong Kong Island with its mountainous landscape and the crowds of people in the skyscrapers and streets in front of it, there is hardly any longer running or cycling route to pursue an open-air sports training as alternative to the treadmill in the stifling air of your gym next door. However, there are some nice options for outdoor exercises that I would like to introduce to the jocks amongst you, starting with Bowen Road, which is in my opinion the most beautiful sightseeing run in Hong Kong.Continue reading