I was staying in Mongkok which is on the western part of Kowloon peninsular, it has been described as the busiest district in the WORLD by the Guinness world records!
So heres a list of my few favourite things...
The first day we went to go and check out Tian Tan Buddha, also know as the big buddha. We got the cable car ride over the city with incredible views and just as we peaked the top the big buddha reared its head! WOW!! The buddha is 112 feet tall and sitting on top of hill, you have to climb 268 steps to reach it, this also give you some pretty breath taking panoramic views of Hong Kong.
Next on my must do list is the gold fish market also know as pet street. Bag after bag of vibrant colourful fish hung from the walls, terrapins wiggled around in empty ice cream tubs and cute scrunched faced kitties held out their paws for you (this was probably to be rescued as it didn't look like the most humane ways to be keeping cats and dogs, which made me a little sad) but I highly recommend heading down to see all these beautiful fish tanks at night time.
Every shopping need is catered for, from luxury Malls for the super rich, gadget bazars, street markets and hole in the wall boutiques it would be hard to not find something to please your inner shopaholic.
I spent a good 4 hours winding up and down the lengthy escalators at the Langham Place mall. It had an impressive 8 floors, each one with a different theme and bosting an array of splendid trinkets, gadgets, clothing and novelty gift shops.
Next it was onto Ladies market to haggle for a bargain, from socks to electronics it didn't disappoint, and I loved that fact that every tender was female (hence ladies market) I found a pair of black leather zip up sandals that I just HAD to have, the price was too high though so I moped away, 2 mins later she came running after me shouting "I do you good deal!" and the shoes were mine :)
Honk Kong has the best cuisine selection in Asia, whatever your dining desires, Cantonese, Shanghainese, Vietnamese, Japanese or European you will struggle to not be pleased.
This is where I discovered my love for Ramen and dumplings, and huge dislike for stinky tofu (if you can get past the smell and actually put this in your mouth I bow down to you)
Also you cannot miss out on desserts, elaborate, intricate, colourful and divine. Cakes, macaroons, Japanese mochi and self serve frozen yoghurt shops. Just the display cabinets are out of this world!
Hong Kong is open to eating 24 hours a day and most of the sky bars offer free snacks with your cocktails...any excuse!
The Light Show
A Symphony of lights is the daily light and sound show and is the worlds largest. Apart from the huge waste of electricity this is simply stunning to watch! We got a boat over from the other side of the Island and took our places. I stood there in awe of all the rainbows lights and twinkles covering the normally grey and boring sky scrapers, this is something you cannot miss!
The Honk Kong MTR is probably the cleanest (check out the fines below for eating) and most efficient underground train service I have ever used! Every 3 minutes a train will come, and to the second, never early, never late. During rush hour they have men standing over the door ways with stop signs as for some reason people like to be squeezed in like tinned sardines, this I couldn't understand as the trains arrived every few minutes. On top of this you get free wifi, which every single person takes advantage of, not one person was talking or looking around, just glued to the their screens, its quite fascinating to watch.
I absolutely fell in love with Hong Kong, the busy streets, lights, tastes, culture and giggly girls chucking peace signs for their 100th selfie of the day. Its top of my "return to" list.