Since Hong Kong gained its independence from the British in 1997 this cosmopolitan city has never looked backwards. It is dynamic, vibrant, sophisticated and a fusion of east and west. Remnants of its British colonial past, share space with traditional Chinese culture. Although famed as a shopping paradise, Hong Kong has far more to offer. Its reputation as the culinary capital of Asia is well deserved; here you can taste the finest in Asian cuisine as well as street stalls selling basic noodles or even stinky tofu. Hong Kong girls are not only extremely beautiful but also very intelligent and career focused. And although it is well known that it is hard to start a relationship with a Hong Kong girl, they will leave an indelible mark on you.