Five reasons to visit Mid-Levels, Hong Kong (from a travel entrepreneur)
We started Safara because we love to travel. We love that it opens our minds to new people, cultures, and ideas. It builds human connection. It sparks creativity and it fuels the global economy. We live and breathe this – we’re a global, remote team with a unified goal: to make it easier, more efficient, and barrier-free.
During this crazy time, that human connection we mentioned is a bit compromised, right? In the meantime, we want to be the window to your world, bringing you stories and inspiration from our global community of insiders and tastemakers.
Next up in our ‘Five Reasons’ series is Dervla Louli Musgrave, a travel entrepreneur and lifestyle journalist based in Mid-Levels, Hong Kong. Like you, we’re armchair traveling a lot these days, and planning for the future.
We’re taking this time to build out our bucket lists, not just because it’s fun, but because it helps the industry we all love. By following and engaging with unique and local hotels, small businesses, and restaurants, we can collectively give them much-needed hope and encouragement during this strange and abnormally difficult time.
Read on to travel (virtually) with Dervla to the best spots in Hong Kong…
Name: Dervla Louli Musgrave
Where you live: Mid-Levels Hong Kong
Where you’re from: Egypt and Ireland
What you do: Entrepreneur and editor. Founder of Compare Retreats and lifestyle journalist.
Five reasons to visit Hong Kong
The hotel: The Upper House boutique hotel is my favorite home away from home in Hong Kong. A perfect evening begins with their signature Hong Kong Highball cocktail enjoyed on The Lawn before feasting at Café Gray followed by a lazy night in at one of their signature suites.
The food: For dinner, YardBird is the ultimate spot with delicious food, friendly staff, and a brilliant buzz. For a drink, Please Don’t Tell is a speakeasy where you can get gin and tonic with a side of caramel popcorn is my favorite spot for a drink.
The things to do: Hiking trails and beaches are abundant in Hong Kong and I regularly walk The Twins and Morning Trail with friends. Bowen Road running route is also a favorite.
The culture: For something cultural and spiritual, Chi Lin Nunnery is my favorite peaceful place. They have a cute gift shop, stunning Japanese Gardens and a vegetarian café that my friend Chicco, founder of Fivelements, introduced me too.