If there is one place in the world I could live it would be Hong Kong, my favorite city in the world!  While there are several tropical islands I could spend my life on, I love Hong Kong.  It is Chinatown meets New York, no pun intended!  The history and culture is awesome.  Every time I go whether it was under British rule or the current Chinese regime I have a great time.  It is a remarkable city!  There is nothing I don't like.  I loved flying into HK when the old airport was around and you flew so close to the buildings that you could wave to the people in them, take offs and landings were like being on a roller coaster.  The new airport on its own island with its own little city is an unbelievable site, definitely a more tame landing and take off.  The airport alone is state of the art and huge, plenty of things to do if you experience a delay or long layover.  Hong Kong has some of the world's best hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental (once ranked number one in the world), the Conrad and the Peninsula, with its huge suites and one of the most beautiful pools ever!  My favorite is the Mandarin Oriental which is located right along the harbour near the Star Ferry station.  It is a fabulous hotel whether you are sitting in its cigar bar in its lobby drinking a scotch, or eating dinner in the famous Vong's restaurant located on the top floor with speculator views of the city and habour or sitting on your patio overlooking the habour sipping on some hot tea and planning your itinerary.  Make sure you make time to visit the giant Buddha statue (world's largest) on the mainland and to take the tram to the top of Victoria Peak to watch the sunset and/or sunrise on the city!  In addition to Vong's, a trip to the East End Brewery and the floating restaurant are great places to eat.  Remember to take the Star Ferry (under thirty cents US) over to Kowloon to have a drink at the Peninsula Hotel and visit the outside markets to buy some souvenirs.  If you are really brave hit the Blue Parrot for a beer;-)  It would also be worth your while to have a few shirts and/or suits tailor made either on Kowloon mainland or the central district on Hong Kong island.  Even though you can't get a rickshaw ride these days (now outlawed) you can at least take a few pictures of the ones by the Star Ferry Station.  One thing I haven't done is to ride on my favorite boat (an oriental Junk) around Victoria Habour, something for my next trip!