On my first weekend in Hong Kong 2017, I decided to conquer Lamma Island. The walk between the two ferry piers (Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan) is a well-trodden path, but I haven't done the Family Trail in its entirety. So I thought I would make it my goal that weekend. The total … Continue reading Hiking Lamma Island: Hong Kong Staycation, Secret Beaches
September 24, 2016. I turned 28 that day, and decided to go on a relaxed hike with friends complete with stunning coastal views. It's not cold enough to do Sunset Peak in September, so I thought this leafy walk would be perfect for a sunny, breezy day. And it was. Difficulty : Easy to Medium … Continue reading Easy Coastal Hike: South Lantau Country Trail
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
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
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date - The Bard A very very late post on my English summer. Since summer was gone in the blink of an eye (junk season seems like a dream now) - I thought I'd make one last tribute … Continue reading Travel Diaries: London-town
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?
What's Osaka like? I didn't really know myself until I got there a couple of months ago. Heavily overshadowed by its younger yet bigger relation, Tokyo, Osaka is tiny in comparison with a population of 2.6 million people. Tokyo has 13.23 million. What did I think of the Western Japanese city? While not as buzzing … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Osaka Top 5
Hanoi: pretty, charming, slightly communist, dusty, reminiscent, historical, bustling, small, growing. Thought I'd share a few thoughts and tips for anyone thinking of doing this trip. When I went December 2013/January 2014 When to go I'm not sure if I would advise travelers to come to Northern Vietnam during winter season. Although what the Northern Vietnamese would … Continue reading Travel: Hanoi and Halong Bay, Vietnam
I'd like to thank fellow blogger thisgirlabroad for nominating me for this award. Well, I don't know what it's about, really, but I thought I'd join in on the fun and participate. Q&A 1. What made you choose the life of an expat and/or traveler? I was bored of living in the same place for 22 … Continue reading Liebster Awards: Q&A