In some ways, I’ve always felt that Hong Kong feels like the anti-Singapore (which was #8 on my list.) Singapore seems western in many ways – especially in infrastructure and city-planning. Hong Kong feels Asian. Hong Kong has the crowded streets, the messiness, the small shops, restaurants, outdoor eateries that make it so fun and fascinating. Now of course, Hong Kong is a spectacular city in its development. It has one of, if not the most, awe-inspiring skylines in the world. The topography of Hong Kong with its rugged mountains and hills is beautiful.

Hong Kong has it all. Dim sum. Shopping of all varieties. Hawker stalls and top-notch restaurants. The breath-taking Victoria Harbor. Make sure to ride the ferry from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. It’s cheap and thrilling! Explore one of the many other smaller islands. We used to stay at a guest house on the quaint Cheung Chau Island, where motor vehicles were not allowed. What a wonderful and relaxing getaway on the edge of one of the world’s most exciting cities.

That’s why it’s number seven on my list.  Here’s a recap of the countdown so far:

10. Malacca, Malaysia

9. Chiang Mai, Thailand

8. Singapore

7. Hong Kong

6. ?

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