Although a collection of islands, Hong Kong is effortless to navigate with every mode of transport from trams and taxis to ferries and helicopters. Not only is it straightforward, but the public transport is also extremely cheap, making it is simpler than ever to explore all of the incredible districts in Hong Kong. Read our guide to mastering the marvelous MTR, and triumphing the troublesome taxis.
When it comes to food in Hong Kong, you are by no means limited by cuisine types. Being an odd mix of so many different nationalities, there are restaurants from every country across the globe, including absolutely no shortage of traditional Cantonese food. I'll admit that Cantonese was not a high proportion of my diet whilst visiting, but we did try alot of different restaurants, cafes, bars and ice-cream shops, so read our guide on some hot spots to try out whilst in Hong Kong.
Dubbed the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau is a only one hour ferry from Hong Kong and shares its complicated relationship with China. A city lined with extravagant hotels, towering hundreds of floors above the Cotai Strip these establishments have everything your heart could desire, from enormous casinos, shopping centres, pools, bars and restaurants to name the least. These hotels are relatively inexpensive given their luxury and with such close proximity to Hong Kong, this is a perfect getaway for anyone who wants to pretend they have millions to blow in casinos or just sleep in a bed big enough for ten.
A destination long on my bucket list, Hong Kong is incredible country (technically a SAR), which is evidently still hugely influenced by British culture. A colony only up until 1997, Hong Kong is a strange combination of extremes; overwhelming Asian foods, smells, and people who don’t speak a world of English, but also hundreds of western restaurants, expats and extortionately priced Mark's and Spencer's and Tesco. A collection of islands so radically different to China, Hong Kong is a maze of grungy skyscrapers embellished with aircon units, and leafy palms randomly sprouting from any available ground in this densely populated destination.
Approximately 250km from Rome, Pompeii is the home of a magnificently preserved Roman city buried in a thick layer of ash and larva. This is a perfect day trip from Rome as the city is easily reached in over two hours and plenty of tour companies organise this trip. Read our guide to making the most of your day, and which tours may be best for you.
The cosmopolitan capital of Italy; Rome is one of the most history, architecture, art and culture rich countries of the world. The centre of the Roman empire, this city has so much to see and do, as it is a blend of ancient and modern features, so we've recommended the top ten attractions in Rome that you cannot miss whilst in this ancient city.
The infamous capital of the vibrant and culture rich country that is Italy, Rome is a beautiful city and densely populated with museums and galleries brimming with treasure. If Rome isn’t on your bucket list, it definitely needs to be. Home to one of the seven wonders of the world (Colosseum duh), the city is full of amazing art and culture as well as a lushious collection of Italian cuisine. I was pleasantly surprised by how inexpensive and accessible Rome is, we never felt that we couldn’t afford some of the attractions or that we had to budget our meals, instead Rome is an excellent option for a long summer weekend.
It can seem overwhelming when planning a trip to New York, finding the best flights, hotels, getting a good deal on your dollars, so planning an entire itinerary may be the last thing on your mind. There is so much to do in New York that we struggled to visit everywhere we wanted to, even in 8 days. While we definitely recommend using a travel planning app such as UGotIt, bookmark some of these attractions on our hits list to help narrow down your must-sees.