This is hands down one of the most exciting and alive cities in Asia. Even if it's your first time to Hong Kong you have heard so much about it, know so many people who have lived and worked here and seen it depicted in movies that you immediately feel at home, the friendliness of the Cantonese help with this feeling. Driving through the tunnel to Hong Kong Island is the quickest way, but taking the iconic Star Ferry across Hong Kong harbour is a far more romantic way to set foot on Hong Kong island. You leave the mad shopping districts of Kowloon behind and embark on a short journey across to the equally mad, frantic but enchanting Hong Kong island whilst having arguably the world's most famous skyline loom over you with the dramatic tree covered hills in the background. Whether you are here to eat at one of the thousands of top restaurants, loose yourself in the markets, party early into the morning, take in the view from the top of Victoria Peak, learn about its fascinating history as a city or go shopping in its giant malls you will leave Hong Kong invigorated and wanting more and more.