I’ve just spent 5 weeks backpacking around Asia starting in Hong Kong and what an incredible city it was! I found the way people lived in these huge skyscrappers fascinating. Hundreds and hundreds of tiny pastel windows piled high on each other. It was a great place to get accustomed to my new Sony mirrorless camera! I stayed on Hong Kong Island but would travel over to Kowloon every day and loved the buzz of this side of town. I was pretty taken by the amazing colourful signage that flanked each road in Mongkok….and also the dim sum on offer (check out Ding Dim in you’re in the area). On the tourist trail I visited Big Buddha and Lantau Island. Dinner in Soho was fun (The Drunken Duck for the best crispy duck you will ever eat) along with a trip up the outdoor escalator which was very welcome on a hot and humid evening. I also managed to squeeze in a day trip over to Macau in China which is famed as a gambling mecca along with it’s Portuguese history (hello custard tarts and beautiful architecture). Three days wasn’t nearly enough time and I hope to return in the not too distant future!