How to get the most out of your ‘look-see’ visit to Hong Kong?

Although I am quite aware that there are many people who move to Hong Kong without having been there before, I strongly believe everyone would benefit from a ‘look-see’ visit. These kind if visits, which might be sponsored by your employer, gives as it says a chance to have a look to see how everyday life in Hong Kong can be for you.  And even if you might have read every single book or blog on being an expat in Hong Kong, it is not the same as experiencing the city yourself. Continue reading “How to get the most out of your ‘look-see’ visit to Hong Kong?”

Public or private healthcare for expats in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is one of the healthiest places in the world. Hongkongers enjoy a life expectancy of 85.9 for females and 80 for men, which is the third highest in the world, and an infant mortality rate which is the ninth-lowest in the world. How does the  two-track public/private healthcare system work? Continue reading “Public or private healthcare for expats in Hong Kong?”

The drawbacks of living in Hong Kong

I love Hong Kong and so do my kids. But of course there are some drawbacks worth to share with you. I interviewed some expats from all over the world living in different places in Hong Kong and here is our list of drawbacks (maybe not so surprising, but its the truth..): Continue reading “The drawbacks of living in Hong Kong”

What you should know about schooling before moving to Hong Kong

When moving abroad one of the top priorities for families is to find the right school for their kids. In Hong Kong this can be quite tricky, so plan ahead and read my observations after a year in the schooling system. Continue reading “What you should know about schooling before moving to Hong Kong”

Don’t forget your Hong Kong Bucket list!

I came across this great bucket list for Hong Kong and thought I just need to share it… When you are in the process of moving to another country a lot is about organizing, the financials and other practical stuff. You’ll almost forget why you want to go. Well, take a look at this list and you’ll know why you are about to move to Hong Kong!

How much does it cost to live in Hong Kong?

You must have heard that Hong Kong is expensive. It is even nominated by the BBC to be the most expensive city for expats in 2016. So be prepared. The website Expatisan provides an, in my opinion, accurate overview of prices for most bought products and compares this to other countries. Please check it out to get some feeling for the cost of living in Hong Kong. Continue reading “How much does it cost to live in Hong Kong?”

Tips and tricks to settle quickly in Hong Kong

You won’t forget the day you arrive in Hong Kong – the first encounter with the Fragent Harbour’s skyscrapers, wet markets, it’s smells  and tiny serviced apartments, will make you feel excited and scared at the same time. How to get up to speed in this city? Here are some tips: Continue reading “Tips and tricks to settle quickly in Hong Kong”

Moving to Hong Kong? Must have Apps en FB Groups

For the ones just moved to Hong Kong and want to get connected to digital Hong Kong as soon as possible, please find below some useful apps and facebook groups. Continue reading “Moving to Hong Kong? Must have Apps en FB Groups”

How to decide where to live in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong has it all: authentic local areas, expat bubbles, island life, buzzling spots in the city and tranquil oases near the beach or mountains and anything in between all of this. So where to live? I will give some pointers to help you decide where to live: Continue reading “How to decide where to live in Hong Kong?”

Life of an expat in Hong Kong – what to expect?

The question most asked during our recent visit to family and friends is: how is it to be an expat in Hong Kong? Well here is the answer – it is amazing to live in one of the world’s economic centers, on the 38th floor with a stunning view, with kids playing in the pool, enjoying the beaches, drinking cocktails in the skybars, and working in one of the beautiful buildings of the skyline. Using the taxi, metro, boat or tram to move around. Making lots of memories with new friends and enjoying time together as a family. Continue reading “Life of an expat in Hong Kong – what to expect?”