On domestic helpers in Hong Kong.

You might say that Poland is a poor country, so nobody can afford it, but the fact is Polish people rarely ever hire a live-in domestic helper/nanny. There are many reasons, but mostly because Polish people can handle domestic chores by themselves and usually have support from their family. So your parents would take turns … Continue reading On domestic helpers in Hong Kong.

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Being a tourist vs being a resident.

I remember when I was living in Mainland China, I would think Hong Kong is a big city where people are rich and party all the time and I was sure by then that I will never feel good there. I loved the place I stayed in, because it had a countryside vibe and it … Continue reading Being a tourist vs being a resident.

Hong Kong Neighbourhoods – Sham Shui Po

I always think twice before answering the questions "Where do you live in Hong Kong?". Depending on who is asking, my answer might be different. At the beginning I would just say "Sham Shui Po!" straight away, until I noticed some people's horrified face expressions upon hearing that. Later, I understood what image does Sham … Continue reading Hong Kong Neighbourhoods – Sham Shui Po

How to survive Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.

Mid-Autumn Festival, also called Moon Festival is celebrated on 15th day of 8th month of Lunar Calendar, that means somewhere between end of September and beginning of October. This year it was 24th of September. It is second most important festival after Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. It is also second time I can … Continue reading How to survive Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.

How much does life in Hong Kong really cost?

Hong Kong is believed to be one of the most expensive cities in the world. It seems to be always there in Top 10, together with Singapore and Zurich. But is the average prices and cost of living taken into account really realistic? Statistics might not be the reality of your daily life. Let's look … Continue reading How much does life in Hong Kong really cost?