Discover A Beautiful And Enchanting Urban Paradise In Hong Kong

With over seven million people living there life in Hong Kong is blisteringly fast and it’s easy to get lost with the huge surges of crowds on the city streets. However, if you are planning on visiting this beautiful and vibrant place, you won’t be disappointed. There’s so much to see and do that even if the rush does get overwhelming, you’ll love being there. But where to start? Well, we think you should spend your first day climbing Victoria Peak.

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Unforgettable Views

There is nothing quite like the view from Victoria Peak because it towers over one of the largest and most impressive cities in the world. Getting to the top isn’t an easy trek, but there are other ways to reach the top. The most popular option is a tram that is actually one of the steepest in the world. It only takes seven minutes to reach the top, and that’s pretty darn impressive consider the mountain is a massive 1500 feet above sea level. If you want the best advice, make sure you wait for a clear day to do this. With clear skies, you won’t just see the city. You’ll be able to view the surrounding mountains too, and it looks absolutely stunning.

Make sure you take a picnic as well because this is a wonderful place to spend your first lunchtime in Hong Kong.

Take To The Water

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If you want to escape the city after a couple of days there, you can charter a junk boat. Don’t worry, junk boats won’t fall apart as soon as you get them out of the bay. The name is derived from the rustic appeal of the boats and the way they are designed. But despite their name, they still offer plenty of luxuries such as a fully prepared meal on your trip. If you’re staying at one of the hotels near the bay, you should be able to find more about this, and yes, the people who arrange this service do speak English. So, you won’t need to brush up on your Chinese to make sure you can take a trip.

Head To The Busy Streets

You probably want to check out the hotels away from the center of the city when you’re booking a hotel. Be sure to check hotel deals in Southside because this is a beautiful area to stay. However, as the sun begins to set, you should definitely head into the more urban areas of town and explore the Hong Kong markets. There, under the neon lights, you’ll find everything you could ever possibly want to buy, all on one street. There are various different sections on the market whether you want ladies clothing and accessories or to find flowers, goldfish and yes, even birds!

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Rub The Big Buddha’s Belly

Rubbing a Buddha’s belly is supposed to bring good fortune and if you want to test this why not try it with one of the biggest Buddha statues in the world? You’ll find the 202 ton Buddha west of the city in Lantau Island. That’s not the only attraction you’ll find here. The beautiful views and stunning wildlife are another reason to take the trip.

So, is it time for you to take a trip to Hong Kong and explore one of the most incredible places in the world? The answer is most definitely yes.

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Top Tips for Budget Breaks

In the market for cheap package holidays this summer? Then don’t leave home without checking out some of these top tips for budget breaks – they could save you a small fortune on your next getaway!

DIY holidays

For those that like to go their own way and book their own holidays, there are plenty of low-cost flights out there serving all the main holiday destinations several times per week during the summer, and many small resorts and airports too. The best way to grab the lowest fares is to book well in advance, as the best prices are short-lived and soon sky-rocket the closer you get to the departure date.

Accommodation deals vary enormously, as some hoteliers offer the cheapest prices early on while others advertise late deals. The good thing is that there is often high competition between hoteliers in holiday resorts, so if one hotel puts its prices up, the chances are there will be one on the next street that’s more affordable.

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Package holiday deals

If you want to find holiday deals through a package tour operator, you can still find last-minute bargains by booking within a few weeks of the departure date. This is a great way to snap up a low-cost break as many tour operators drop their prices to avoid letting flight seats and hotel rooms go empty. Flexibility is key as availability is limited, so make sure you’re as flexible with your criteria as possible to get the best prices.

You’ll often find early bird deals on package holidays too. Tour operators frequently offer great discounts on next season’s holidays, and this also gives you extra time to pay off the cost of the booking and save some spending money too. So the general rule is that booking in advance is usually the best all-round choice for any style of holiday.

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Luxury Vacation: The High Life… For A Short Time!

Is the luxury lifestyle all it’s cracked up to be? Of course, a lot of people would say “yes, obviously! Don’t you like money?!” But the joy in life is to have little pockets of luxury, a weekend away here and a complete blowout there and it makes you appreciate the finer things in life before getting back to normality, so you can lead a nice balanced life. Going travelling is a way to see the world, but it’s always that little bit better when you’ve got some cash behind you. For a lot of people who don’t have the funds or spend years and years saving up, America is the zenith of luxury travel. Open roads, sunny climates, and stuff that you only read about in books. So here’s a proposition for those who are looking to make the most of an American journey.

Starting off in the glitziest of places, Las Vegas is a way to show off on a luxury vacation. Take in the luxury lifestyle and lounge around on of the pools in the Bellagio hotel before heading off to a casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip before picking a show to take in. So many big names in music take in a residency, or even if you wanted to watch something a bit more exciting you could witness Circus Circus performing their death-defying stunts or be awash with color while watching the Blue Man Group.

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Once you’ve had your fill of Vegas (if that’s possible), you can rent a private jet and set off down to Miami. On the flight, you will have the legroom you’ve never had when riding coach class and have all the hospitality of those where this is a daily occurrence! You’ll have a real taste of the high life! In Miami, soak up the sun and perfect your golf swing at the Miami Beach Golf Course, and enjoy all 18 holes of this championship course before having some afternoon tea at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. If you like finger sandwiches and buttered scones, set to the soothing sounds of classical guitar before jetting back to Vegas.

The real sign of a high-lifer is getting an SUV and getting on the road. Enjoy the glorious sights en route as you head towards the defining place of the American heartland, the Grand Canyon! Or if an SUV isn’t your style, you can get a helicopter to pick you up and take you there, via the Mojave Desert, the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead! Like champagne? Well, why not have a picnic and marvel at the Colorado River before heading onto Eldorado Canyon for a guided tour of the Techatticup Mine.

The high life isn’t reserved for the mega rich and the elite anymore. You can get yourself a champagne lifestyle on a modest budget, and if you’re looking for a wealth of experience in a short space of time, exploring the Midwest of America (and Florida) via plane, helicopter and SUV is the way to do it!

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