Hong Kong, the city of contrasts

Travel blog post featuring the unique beauty of Hong Kong.

First observation; a city built within a tropical jungle.

Moisture, cement and deep green everywhere.

Along with some modern touches as one moves towards Soho in Central.

Listen to this while strolling…

Walking towards the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, one of the oldest ones in the world. They occupy an area of 5.6 hectares at Mid-levels on the northern slope of Victoria Peak.

The Financial district comes in contrast with what you previously observed. Modern skyscrapers, clean roads and perfect architecture. This is where the contrast begins.

The Victoria Harbour is situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in Hong Kong. Lying in the middle of the territory’s urban region, the harbour is the site of annual fireworks displays is popular for gathering places for tourists and residents.


Silk fabrics at the Western Market.


Decorations for the celebration of the New Lunar Year of the Monkey.


Stop at Grassroots Pantry for organic, vegetarian brunch. Strongly recommended.

The Man Mo Temple; rows of large earth-coloured spirals suspended from the roof, like strange fungi in an upside-down garden lend the temple its smoky air. These are coils burned as offerings by worshippers.


This is the starting point of Hollywood Road acting as an Antique Market and being called “Antique Street” nowadays.


Walking towards Kennedy town, the west end of the island.



Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. It has an elevation of 554m.


Surprisingly, there is a Times Square in Hong Kong Island at Causeway bay station.


Extraordinary yummy ice cream in surreal fruit loop cones and refreshing smoothies at Emack & Bolio’s.


At dusk, Hong Kong has a magnificent skyline. With lights reflecting into the sea, the scenery is in the shades of orange and pink. This wonderful view is best experienced from the water on board with a harbour cruise.


Live, travel, love & explore.

-Iro x

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