Little Adventures in Hong Kong
Why not discover something close to home? Founded by award-winning journalist and travel writer Daisann McLane (who roamed the globe as the New York Times’ ‘Frugal Traveler’ columnist before settling in Hong Kong), boutique tour company LAHK offers private curated walks and food experiences, showing visitors a hidden Hong Kong that might otherwise take months or even decades to discover.
‘After travelling alone for six years on assignment, I began to love how a solo traveller can get deeper into the heart of every culture they visit,’ says McLane. ‘When I started LAHK, I wanted to bring some of that energy to our tours.’
United by a passion for their Hong Kong home, the team includes the city’s top media professionals and even a Cordon Bleu chef. Besides being a savvy local guide, hosts straddle the functions of a private concierge, a restaurant / dining consultant as well as an expat orientation service. Food geeks can choose from fun noodle and dumpling shop hopping ‘Wontonathons’ to more a sophisticated Guided Dining service, where the host helps guests navigate through complex Chinese culinary cultures. There are also tours designed for solo travellers on a budget.
‘I really like working with our clients who come as solo travellers,’ McLane says. ‘You can do so much more; you can customise the tour so beautifully, and we get to share a bond with them that you can’t easily do with a group of even two or three.’