A travel enthusiast, Michael Erin, associate consultant and partner with Progressive Management & Associates in Chicago, has been across Europe and Asia on his journeys. Michael Erin visited Hong Kong in 2014. Here are three places not to be missed.
1. Victoria Peak. The best-known attraction in the area, Victoria Peak offers breathtaking views of the cityscape and is the most photographed area in Hong Kong. A seven-minute ride to the top on the world’s steepest tram is an experience not to be missed. It's difficult to say whether a daytime or nighttime view is best.
2. Temple Street Night Market. For those who want to get their adrenaline pumping, this bustling and rowdy marketplace offers lines of food stalls, traditional medicine shops, and even counterfeit goods. This is a true taste of everyday life, away from the tourist traps.
3. Star Ferry. Transporting over 20 million passengers each year, the Star Ferry is a Hong Kong icon, traversing Victoria Harbor since 1888. One of the most scenic boat rides on Earth, it costs the equivalent of a quarter or so to ride on the top deck.
Michael Erin currently serves as the global initiatives manager for the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance.