Living and Teaching English in Hong Kong - Habits, Customs & Curiosities

With visitor numbers in excess of 25 million people per year, Hong Kong is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.

If it is on your list of potential locations for teaching English abroad, take a look at these guides to many different aspects of life in this bustling territory.

As well as basic tourist information for planning your trip, you will also find plenty of ideas on things to see and do once you are in the region.

As Hong Kong is well known for its delicious local cuisine you will also find a handy guide to eating out.


Travel Tips for Hong Kong

If you want to join the millions of people who visit Hong Kong each year take a look at this brief guide for a few tips on planning your adventure and what to do once you arrive.
During your stay you will find a seemingly endless selection of cuisine to enjoy, including recommended local dishes such as snake soup, wontons and pineapple buns.
Learning a few simple words and phrases before you arrive can go a long way to making you feel at home.
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Before getting on the plane you should ensure that your passport is in order and your routine vaccinations are up to date, including typhoid.
The guide also provides some useful tips on the local culture and a basic guide to the Cantonese language.

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Reasons to Visit Hong Kong

There are many reasons why millions of people from all corners of the world decide to visit Hong Kong each year for either a short visit or even a longer stay.
As one of the world’s technological hubs, visitors to Hong Kong can enjoy all the modern convenience of super-fast internet and free public Wi-Fi, while also enjoying the fascinating traditional culture of the region.
Eating out is another major draw for visitors as you can enjoy high-quality local cuisine at very affordable prices.
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This guide offers an insight into the wide appeal of the territory by outlining just a few of these great reasons.
World-class attractions such as the new harborfront ferris wheel and the Temple Street Market are just two of the most popular attractions.

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Victoria Peak

With an altitude of over 1,800 feet, Victoria Peak is the highest point in Hong Kong.
It is also a very popular tourist spot which can be reached via the Peak Tram funicular railway which has been transporting residents and visitors to the upper reaches of the mountain since 1888.
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For around 150 years the area has been home to the rich and famous due to the stunning views of the city and the cooler climate compared to the rest of the territory.
Once at the top you will find a range of attractions to enjoy, including Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, two observatory platforms and various shops and restaurants.

SOURCE: www . mapsofworld . com/travel/destinations/china/victoria-peak

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Gourmet's Guide to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is well known as a gourmet’s paradise and is often referred to as the culinary capital of Asia.
Here you will find a huge range of facts and figures relating to eating out in Hong Kong, as well as advice on the local dining etiquette that you should be aware of.
Whatever your taste and budget, you are sure to find some great places to eat in Hong Kong.
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Due to its long history as an important seaport, the territory has developed a unique range of cuisine that is heavily influenced by Cantonese, British, Japanese and many other regional styles.
The guide also offers up some recommendations on foods to try and the best places to go to sample different styles of cuisine.

SOURCE: www . foodbeast . com/2014/05/01/hong-kong-food-guide/#2sW6MwJwUjlRzpRV . 01

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