Oh, Hong Kong! I’ve had my share of fond memories, meaningful friendships, and authentic gastrononic adventures in HK. I didn’t originally plan on making Hong Kong as my travel base but upon my initial 2-week stay, I realized that Hong Kong is a good place to live in and travel to, whatever type of traveler you are and no matter what age.
HONG KONG TRAVEL GUIDE: QUICK INFO
💲 Currency: The currency in Hong Kong is called Hong Kong dollar (HKD). US$1 = HK$8.
🔌 Power plug: Hong Kong used to be a British territory so the majority of the outlets use the three-pronged UK-style plug.
🛂 Visa: Americans, Canadians, Australians, British, and most European citizens don’t need a visa to visit Hong Kong. You can stay up to 14 days on a tourist visa.
👌 Language: There are many languages in Hong Kong but 90% speak Cantonese. Almost everyone can speak English in Hong Kong (except street food stalls). Restaurant servers and those in the travel industry can speak English well.
💃🏽 Culture: Hong Kong is such a modern city. Many expats from all over the world live here despite the high cost of living. There is great nightlife, the food scene is amazing, and overall, it’s just a great city to travel to! You’ll love the culture here!
🚌 Transportation: Hong Kong has busses and trains that go across the islands. A cable car is also a common mode of transport here. Transportation in Hong Kong is comfortable and easy to understand. You won’t have any issues going around Hong Kong as it is pretty efficient.
📶 Wifi/Internet in Hong Kong: Hong Kong is considered a first-world city with modern infrastructure. The average Internet speed is 87 Mbps and it’s the fastest in Asia.
📲 Hong Kong sim card: Although HKIG has a bullet-like speed WiFi, most of us will still feel more secure if we have a working sim card. I use CSL sim card but I am sure that any sim cards in Hong Kong are very reliable.
📅 Suggested travel duration: There are so many things to do in Hong Kong so 5-7 days will be enough for your trip. Many expats from different Southeast Asian cities go here for a quick weekend getaway.
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