Colorful and teeming with life, Hong Kong is a modern Asian metropolis known for its incredible efficiency, its vibrant shops, and activities dedicated to the kitchen. Over the last few years has reaffirmed its leadership of Asia’s most cosmopolitan city, business is booming and the scene moves with the times. Renowned restaurants have recently opened, it is possible to discover the most traditional Chinese culture, to browse through crafts and antiques on Cat Street or to visit Hong Kong to enjoy the high style of China.
The best way to go into the city is riding on the lower deck of the Star Ferry, crossing from Kowloon to Hong Kong regularly. Great views and atmosphere. Taxis are cheap and numerous, nevertheless in some areas you have to fight to be able to retrieve one, avoid the minibuses, they are nice, but the driver seems to be quite reckless. Shops are usually open from 10 a.m. to 7 a.m., Kowloon open a little bit later and close at around 8.00/9.00 p.m.
As the colonial history of the islands, Hong Kong cuisine combines Western dishes with gastronomy traditions of China. Most of the Chinese food is Cantonese origin, characterized by roasts, soups and spices. Dim sum is the traditional local breakfast so rich that it can easily replace lunch. Hong Kong is a destination to visit throughout the year, but the best time is from September to March, if you get there between late January and mid-February you can live the Chinese New Year.