Subject: Hong Kong
I want to add my opinion about Portugal and encourage you strongly to visit that beautiful country. Its nature,food,people,history and art are great,and it would be easy for you to travel from France down to Portugal(well,not really THAT easy,since the distance is greater than it may seem),putting in the dramatic atlantic coast of Spain(or,you can fly there). You won't regret the time spent getting there,and won't feel like escaping to Madrid...Portugal is much better IMHO. Northern Portugal is greener,southern half very dry but interesting,the area around Lisbon and the coast to the north is where I would suggest you start from.Wet your appetite listening to some fado,traditional or modern(try Misia).

Have a good time, Leonardo