Why It's Worth It

Why It's Worth It: Manhattan on Steroids. The City That Doesn't Sleep in the East. Asia's World City. No moniker could do justice to the altitude, pace and sheer scale of daily life in Hong Kong. The former British colony recently celebrated its 175th birthday, and 20 years since its official handover to China—milestones that hint at how deep trade and tradition run in the famously superstitious streets of the Neon City. —Matthew Kinsey