Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jessica Yang shares her Hong Kong


Jessica Yang in Hong Kong for Travelife Magazine

The Travelife team had such fun with model Jessica Yang, who's currently appearing on billboards all over Manila. She was a real trooper, not to mention an incredibly tough team player. She could walk as fast and as long as any of us, and keep up with Travelife's terribly long hours -- and all without that smile ever disappearing.

She loves to eat as well, and we had a couple of great food feasts with her all over Hong Kong, where she spends a lot of time. When she's not in Manila or Taiwan, she's in Hong Kong, one of her favorite cities in the world.


WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HONG KONG?

I love the convenience and the fact that I can hit the beach, go for a hike or bike riding, enjoy a fancy afternoon tea after shopping, or visit local neighborhoods anytime because its just so easy to move around by public transportation. Plus it’s so foreigner-friendly. No hassles at all. To me, this is easy living.
Jessica Yang in Hong Kong for Travelife Magazine

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PLACES?

I love the SOHO area in Central where you can find lots of small shops, restaurants, bars and cafes with different tastes and styles. My favorite shop in SOHO is Beatniks, a tiny secondhand shop on Graham Street that has really amazing vintage dresses, tops, and sunglasses. Nearby in Lan Kwai Fong, there’s also a Russian bar called Balalaika where you can drink vodka and enjoy traditional Russian dishes in a room that’s maintained at a temperature of -20°C. You can borrow a fur coat if you’re not prepared for the cold.

Balalaika

I also love the traditional temples and the beautiful parks like Hong Kong Park or Kowloon Park in the middle of such a glamorous city. It calms my soul and mind.

Jessica Yang in Hong Kong for Travelife Magazine

Finally, I really like the Lam Tsuen wishing tree at Tai Po market, near Tin Hau Temple. It’s pretty far, in the New Territories, but it has a beautiful story. People go there to make wishes and be hopeful.

WHERE’S THE MOST ROMANTIC PLACE YOU’VE EVER BEEN?


Sevva in Central District. I love the music and the whole vibe. It’s very relaxing and they have the best afternoon tea in Hong Kong, as far as I’m concerned. It’s also perfect for evenings because the view of Hong Kong shining and sparkling at night is just phenomenal.

Jessica Yang in Hong Kong for Travelife Magazine


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