Hong Kong, also a new place for me to venture, offered a lot. A former British colony, you'll find many westernized street names, ex-pats galore, and many locals who speak English. It is a place I can see myself living. The old part of the city is known as Kowloon while the newer and gentrified areas are on the Hong Kong side. The city is filled with modern day accommodations (reliable public transportation system, large shopping malls, and chain restaurants). There is also plenty of amazingly delicious food that come in the form of fancy hipster variety in Soho neighborhood to hole in the wall restaurants and street vendors. The shopping was also a favorite of mine where you can find fashions from Japan and Korea from Langham Place, the One, and K11 as well as cheap souvenirs from the night market in Mong Kok.