Hong Kong Travel Guide

I lived in Hong Kong for 8 months and this is a great destination for young professionals and travelers. In this travel guide, get to explore Hong Kong as a solo traveler, digital nomad, and expats through these travel and relocation tips.

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

๐Ÿ’ฒ Currency: The currency in Hong Kong is called Hong Kong dollar (HKD). US$1 = HK$8.

๐Ÿ”Œ Power plug: Hong Kong used to be a British territory so the majority of the outlets use the three-pronged UK-style plug.

๐Ÿ›‚ Visa: Americans, Canadians, Australians, British, and most European citizens donโ€™t need a visa to visit Hong Kong. You can stay up to 14 days on a tourist visa.

๐Ÿ‘Œ 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.

๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ 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, itโ€™s just a great city to travel to! Youโ€™ll love the culture here!

๐ŸšŒ 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.

๐Ÿ“ถ 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.

๐Ÿ“ฒ 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.

๐Ÿ“… 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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ABSOLUTELY! I lived and traveled to Hong Kong solo for 8 months and I never felt paranoid nor was I harmed. Hong Kong is one of the most-friendliest nations in Asia for tourists. This country is used to foreign visitors so you wouldn’t get too much attention as a foreigner. Note that Hong Kong was a former British colony so things are more or less westernized.

Expats and digital nomads who are living in Southeast Asia spend weekends in Hong Kong (3 days) as it is a short trip and it’s cheap. If you are coming far from North America, Australia, or Europe, 7-10 days are enough in Hong Kong. You will definitely love this city as there are many things to do!

The best time of the year to visit Hong Kong is from September to December. September and October are still considered shoulder seasons and many people spend New Year’s in Christmas in Hong Kong. Summer in Hong Kong is hot and humid so you may want to avoid the hottest month which is July.

YES IT IS! Hong Kong used to be a British colony so you will find traces of both cultures while in Hong Kong. If you are a digital nomad who will stay longer in Hong Kong, you will meet many Hongkongers who are born in the UK and has a thick British accent. If you are going to explore street food in Hong Kong, some locals are not that fluent in English.