Here is a short recap of must-visit places in Asia in 2018.
The perfect start for a great day in Hong Kong is the Tai Chi class at Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. After having a quick breakfast, you can take the traditional tram up to Victoria Peak. After your journey up the mountain, explore the Central district in order to get an overview over the hustle and busy life of Hong Kong. Our tip is to take the elevators up the mountain. It’s free and saves your legs. For the best food try the One Harbour Road restaurant at Grand Hyatt Hotel, but only if you have a wallet large enough for it. For partying, drink and dance the night away at the bars at Wan Chai District are open till late.
Start your day with a bowl of delicious hot ramen or wake up at 4AM to eat the world’s freshest sushi at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Follow your breakfast with a visit to a maid café in Akihabara or the world-famous owl café in Tokyo. If you are in Osaka, head over to Dotonbori to eat takoyaki, deep fried octopus donuts. Spend the afternoon soaking in a traditional Japanese Onsen, or hot spring bath, while learning to bathe naked comfortably in front of the other naked guests. If it’s winter, go skiing and snowboarding at one of Niseko’s world renowned ski fields. The end your day at Gion where you could spot a real geisha running in the streets of Kyoto.
Start your day with delicious Xiao Long Bao – soup filled dumplings that will warm your soul. Make your way to climb the Great Wall of China in Beijing before the crowds get there. Then move on to the Forbidden City in Beijing and spend the rest of your day exploring. If you want some different China experiences then the following are great for you. Head to X’ian to see the Terracotta Army in all its glory. Or maybe you want to see and even care for China’s giant pands. If so, then head over to one of the sanctuaries in Chengdu. And for those who don’t believe that China has natural beauty escape the city to the natural wonder that is The Yellow Mountain region in Huangshan.
Start your morning with a fresh Banh mi Thit, pork meat baguette, or bowl of Pho, beef noodle soup, for less than 50 cents. Then take a tour to see the UNESCO Heritage listed Ha Long Bay, which was the inspiration for the landscape of the latest King Kong movie. Or if you are staying in Ho Chi Minh City spend the morning dowtown dodging the thousands of motor cycles on the vibrant streets. If you want to experience traditional Vietnamese culture visit the beautiful Ancient Town of Hoi An. Or if beaches, nightlife, and fresh seafood are what you are in search of, then Nha Trang and Mui Ne is the perfect spot for you.