hk favorites

By Sophie - July 21, 2017

A lot of people come through Hong Kong time and time again, looking for new things to do. I get messages all the time asking for recommendations, even though everywhere I like to go is on my feed. Hong Kong is full of diversity and different things around every corner. Sometimes people want to find a specific location, but other times people just want to find cool places to go. I don't mind telling people where some things are, but usually it's not that hard to find. When I see locations that I want to find, I do what everyone else does and just search for it. Most of the time, you'll find it. There's no point in trying to force it out of someone, spend ten minutes and find it yourself, it's so much more satisfying. Also, some of the places (especially in HK) you see are also not right for everyone, whether it's 'illegal' or just blocked off, if you aren't going to take a risk, don't go. Honestly, most places in Hong Kong are over exploited, and there are always people taking the same photos as you. I do this too, but going out with the intention to retaking someone else's photo is not worth your time and effort. There's so much more enjoyment in finding your own locations, whether it's a rooftop or a hike, imitating someone else can only get you so far. Despite this, here are some of my favorite things to do or places to go to, some are photos you'll see over and over again on HK 'instagrammers' feeds and some original:
The photos on the left were taken on an island, I had no idea that I'd find a secluded beach at the end of a 'blocked off' hike. The ones on the right are two of the typical HK view photos.
The top left and bottom right were just random roofs I've been up to but the other two are from some of the most 'instagrammed' locations in HK.
up and coming areas
I love to walk around and explore, especially in the west of HK island now that there are always new places and it changes so quickly. The bottom left is a very photographed doorway, and the others are some photos from one of my favorite areas in HK.
 insta places
The top right is a place I came across one day randomly, and the timing made the shot. The other three are some location that everyone goes to, they're still photogenic but pretty boring.
I find that very few 'instagrammers' actually take photos of all the walls in HK, it's usually just school girls walking around and taking 'cute' photos. They're everywhere, if you have the eye, you'll find countless walls.
coffee shops
No matter what coffee shop I'm in, I always see people taking photos of their coffee. In other cities, it's rarer but in HK, any coffee is an instagram opportunity. There are some basic ones which everyone goes to, and other ones which I personally love, like top right, bottom middle and top left.

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  1. I would love to visit there someday! I had no idea there was hiking!

  2. I loved the coffee photos <3 I am a coffee addict so it's kind of a hobby taking coffee pictures. It's good to know there are other people in the world too who do that :D

  3. I would love to visit Hong Kong. I love how eclectic it is and I just love the city at night.

  4. I haven't been to Hong Kong myself, but I hear it gets pretty crowded there. You may be right - a lot of influencers are creating the same content everyday and places become over-exploited as a result. Glad to see you've retained your creative spirit though! Let's meet if I ever get the chance to visit HK!

  5. The coffee is so cute! I love that you’re doing these posts. Totally showed my coworkers the Japan one– a couple of them lived there for a bit while they were studying

    1. Thank you Shelby! That means so much to me 💕

  6. Love all the photos you took, it really shows the unique features of each places. I would love to visit here someday!

  7. Omg I'm lovin now the vibe from Hk my firmed goes every year one year I need to go with him Seems to be super trendy!!

  8. I'm convinced, I need to go to Hong Kong!!! So many beautiful places!