Hong Kong in my mind

View of Hong Kong's harbour, dusk

Colorful MTR

It’s been five years since I’ve been to Hong Kong when I got invited, actually tagged along a friend, to a Lepidoptera meet, a scientific convention on butterflies. This because I used to collect these insects way back in high school and built a sizeable collection.

This time, I’m a travel blogger and will be there because of another invitation, now from AirPhil Express for their maiden flight from Cebu – Hong Kong. That is, barring any other hitches.

I’m actually excited as I will be there for six days with two other bloggers (four but one will be going back the next day) discovering this cosmopolitan city, its architecture, food, yes, glorious food, attractions and so much more. I’ll be in tourist mode during my stay there but will really find time to know some off-the-beaten path aspect.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.


  1. Chris
    July 25, 2011 @ 11:11

    Enjoy! I’ve never been to Hong Kong but my friends who have all raved about it.

    July 25, 2011 @ 22:54

    => Ang galing!!!!!!!!!!! May invitation ka na naman sir. Sosyal!!! Sana may mag-invite din sakin kahit Palawan lang.. hahahaha!!!!!!!!! Lookiing forward for your posts on Hong Kong foods. Excited about that!

  3. Ding | Explored!
    July 26, 2011 @ 15:18

    Have fun and enjoy! I love what you do!

  4. fetus
    July 26, 2011 @ 21:40

    i’m quite interested with what kind of martial arts they offer there. is it still the pure kung fu? is it taught by the chinese still?

  5. Ontario cottage rentals
    July 26, 2011 @ 23:39

    Hope i visit soon … as i only heard good and useful things about it.

  6. Pinoy TraveLuxe
    July 27, 2011 @ 4:19

    We plan to go here on December. can’t wait to see the concrete jungles and traditional life of Hong Kong.

  7. estan
    July 27, 2011 @ 22:14

    @lakbaydiva, fortunately, an international kung fu event is ongoing 🙂

  8. adventurousfeet
    July 27, 2011 @ 22:28

    nice view sir estan. makakapunta din ako ng hk in time 🙂

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