Hong Kong

East meets west

In a bustling city that never sleeps, you can still find old-world tranquillity in Hong Kong among the incense wreathed Taoist temples and rustic remote walking trails. Sit on a roadside plastic stool and sample fabulous street food wherever you go. Give Cantonese food a try, as it's known for its freshness, with oils and garnishes to bring out every dish's essence. Bite into dim sums, tasty little dumplings that are great for breakfast, or any time you need a snack.

Then drop in at Ocean Park, the perfect place for families where sea creatures, cable gondolas and pandas steal the scene. Another hit with families is Hong Kong Disneyland, where you can get up close and personal with your favourite cartoon characters. With so much to do here, remember to make a stop at the Jade Market and pick up some jade artefacts which are believed to protect its wearers.