Exploring Hong Kong with Passion Passport

Disclosure: I was invited on this press trip by Passion Passport. All opinions are my own.

It's mind-blowing how much we got to experience on our #PassportToAsia adventure in such a short length of time. Here are some snippets from our week in Hong Kong – a vibrant and diverse city that surprised us with something new each day.

Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu

We hiked to Dragon's Back to admire the city's coast line, looking over the areas of Shek O and Tai Long Wa. I never imagined how green and wild this area would be.

Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu

Dinner and beers at a local dai pai dong, where the food is cooked in an open-air stall. There are only around 25 of these establishments left in the city.

Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu

We learned how to make dim sum with the masters in the kitchen of Yan Toh Heen and were then treated to the most incredible lunch in their restaurant.

Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu

In the relatively new neighbourhood of Kennedy Town, we had dinner at Chino (which serves Japanese-Mexican fusion dishes) with an inspiring group of local entrepreneurs who are challenging the stereotypically corporate and industrial view that some people hold of the city.

Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu

We had dinner at Da Ping Huo, a private kitchen run by a married couple – the husband is an artist whose work is displayed around the dining space, while the wife is an opera singer and the head chef! The food was Sichuanese (the food of my people) so I was right at home with all the chilli and numbing Sichuan peppercorns.

Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu
Hong Kong with #PassportToAsia | Skillet & Shutterbug | Charlotte Hu

Some more photos I took on my iPhone for good measure...

Hong Kong with Passion Passport | Skillet & Shutterbug
Hong Kong with Passion Passport | Skillet & Shutterbug
Hong Kong with Passion Passport | Skillet & Shutterbug
Hong Kong with Passion Passport | Skillet & Shutterbug
Hong Kong with Passion Passport | Skillet & Shutterbug
Hong Kong with Passion Passport | Skillet & Shutterbug

Hong Kong certainly has something for everyone... and especially for a foodie like me! I can't thank Passion Passport or Cathay Pacific enough for this journey, and urge everyone to apply for their future experiences.