Writing up a recommendation for Kia, my sister's friend who's going to Hong Kong for five days. Hong Kong is not a budget destination, but I do my best to make reasonable recommendations. If you're a foodie, outdoor enthusiast, and city slicker all at once, then this is for you. Trust me, I know this … Continue reading Five Days of Summer: Essential Hong Kong
Nobody else I know has done this - one of the most beautiful seaside walks I've done, certainly the prettiest and most underrated trail I've discovered this year so far Distance: 10.5 kilometres Duration: 3 hours Difficulty: Moderate - the official hiking guide of the government rates this a 3/3, but I wouldn't put it on … Continue reading Beautiful Coastal Walk with Secret Beaches: Lantau Trail Section 7, Tai O
My stubborn attempts at trying every single trail in Hong Kong have resulted in several hits and misses. This one was a hit. Distance: 4km Duration: 2h Difficulty: 2/5 **Important: Read the photo captions, especially the last one, for information on how to get to the waterfall after the hike. What do you do in Hong … Continue reading Summer Hike: Pat Sin Leng to Bride’s Pool Waterfall
Writing to you all the way from where I am now - sunny Spain. I've been contemplating a move for a while now, and while it's not permanent, it very well may be depending on several circumstances. Should I return to the fragrant harbour or not? What do you think? After being down and disillusioned … Continue reading Goodbye Hong Kong?
It's a cold, grey day in Macau. What should you do with your afternoon? Last Saturday, we escaped the miserable weather by cozying up indoors at the Mandarin Oriental where they just launched their "Afternoon FANtasy". Afternoon tea is huge in Hong Kong thanks to 150 years of British rule, but in Macau it's only … Continue reading Best of Macau: High tea at the Mandarin Oriental
*Disclaimer: I don't claim to have knowledge nor expertise in boxing; this is merely a recounting of my experience last Sunday (23 November 2014) - my first time to watch a professional boxing match, no less the highly publicized bout between MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, boxing's only eight-division world champion versus World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI To be honest, unlike … Continue reading Review: Clash in Cotai II
Distance: 8.1km Duration: 2 hours Difficulty: SUPER Easy Directions: See below Macau is so small (36 times smaller than Hong Kong) that you would hardly think there'd be anywhere to properly walk. In a way you can never really escape the city in Macau, but if you want to, Coloane is the place for it. Macau Peninsula on the north also … Continue reading Hiking in Macau: Coloane Trail
Also see An Introduction to Macau, Hiking in Macau: Coloane Trail Last Friday evening, I had one of my best experiences in Macau to date. Actually, this whole weekend was a fantastic mini-holiday what with family dinner, heated pool twilight swims, and the Clash in Cotai II (see my Interview with Manny Pacquiao here). Unlike … Continue reading A perfect evening in Macau: Old Taipa Village
Not for me, thanks. But just in case you did, I got this in my Inbox today:Destinia, first online travel agency to offer flights on the state-owned airline of North KoreaExclusive booking of flights from Pyongyang to Shenyang, Vladivostok and Beijing on Air Koryo - all the rogue states, basically.Destinia just closed an agreement to … Continue reading Holiday to North Korea, anyone?
Here's a post to celebrate FEARLESS FRIDAYS!! Once upon a time I promised someone in a letter that I would do the Macau Tower jump with him. I never thought that day would come, but it did. Actually, I cheated. I went all the way up there and chickened out of the Bungy, so instead I … Continue reading Macau Tower Jump: Would you do it?