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Bangkok Itinerary: 4 days of shopping, culture, and seafood

Last updated on August 14th, 2022 at 02:56 pm This is post 9 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

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Budapest food guide: best restaurants in Budapest and what to eat

This is post 1 of 1 in the series “Hungary” The Budapest food scene is vibrant and varied, with Hungarian restaurants as well as various Asian and Asian fusion choices. What surprise me though is that many different bakeries, budget eateries, and also food that just really hit the spot. Given that I frequently travel […]

A Sofia Food Guide + Best Restaurants in Sofia

This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Bulgaria” 39 Things to Do in Sofia Bulgaria A Sofia Food Guide + Best Restaurants in Sofia Sofia’s food scene is pretty great and there is a version of the best restaurants in Sofia all over the internet. As a self-confessed foodie who takes a food […]

An foodie’s guide to Athens food tour and Best Athens Restaurants

This is post 1 of 1 in the series “Greece” Are you looking for the best Athens restaurants or Athens food tours? Because I was too and now have a list of great places to eat and a lovely tour to recommend. If you’re looking for what to do in Athens, that post is coming […]

39 Things to Do in Sofia Bulgaria

Last updated on September 9th, 2022 at 04:46 am This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Bulgaria” 39 Things to Do in Sofia Bulgaria A Sofia Food Guide + Best Restaurants in Sofia If you tell me there are plenty of things to do in Sofia, Bulgaria, before my trip, I probably wouldn’t […]

What to do in Zagreb? Here are 29 things (eat + see + hike)

This is post 13 of 13 in the series “Croatia” Croatia is a coastal country that’s part of the Balkans and a former part of Yugoslavia. With history that stretches back to Roman times and many gorgeous islands, it’s a place perfect for both history and nature lovers and most importantly: amazing seafood. Dubrovink – […]

Visiting Mont St Michel: getting around, photospots, and where to stay

Last updated on August 14th, 2022 at 02:46 pm This is post 6 of 6 in the series “France” France is a romantic country that oozes charm in every corner. From the cobblestone streets of Paris to the dazzling blue water of the French Rivera, here are some of my favourite places and tips: A […]

What to do in Kuala Lumpur & 2-3 days itinerary for Kuala Lumpur

This is post 6 of 6 in the series “Malaysia” Since my dad’s side of the family is from Penang, I’m no stranger to Malaysia. From the best street food to eat in Penang to hiking Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, here are my top guides: 5 must try Penang food 5 Penang restaurants I always […]

Hua Hin Itinerary: how to get there from Bangkok and what to do

Last updated on June 17th, 2022 at 12:01 pm This is post 32 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

26+ Best Things to do in Hanoi

This is post 26 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite things as is their tea culture, not to mention […]

Ba Be Lake – a serene weekend trip from Hanoi

This is post 25 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite things as is their tea culture, not to mention […]

A first timer’s guide to Khao Sok National Park and its tours

Last updated on May 30th, 2022 at 09:58 pm This is post 31 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Best Chiang Mai restaurants, street food, and vegan places

Last updated on May 30th, 2022 at 03:53 pm This is post 30 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Sustainable luxury in Phuket: Wyndham Grand Phuket Kalim Bay Review

Last updated on August 23rd, 2022 at 02:43 pm This is post 29 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Chiang Mai Massage: best and cheap places to go

Last updated on May 30th, 2022 at 03:53 pm This is post 28 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Phuket Old Town: what to see and where to eat

Last updated on August 12th, 2022 at 10:06 pm This is post 27 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

The Pavilions Anana Krabi – Ao Nang Krabi’s best kept secret

Last updated on May 23rd, 2022 at 05:49 pm This is post 26 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Itinerary for Krabi: 3 to 5 days perfect for beach and nature lovers

Last updated on May 22nd, 2022 at 01:10 am This is post 25 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Test & Go Thailand and Thailand Pass: all questions answered (April 2022)

This is post 24 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping to trekking to find the largest flower in the […]

Po Toi Island Guide: hikes, attractions, and where to eat

This is post 117 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

MacLehose Trail Section 2: Sai Wan, Ham Tin Beach, and Chek Keng

This is post 116 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Maclehose Trail Section 3: Ka Kung Shan hike

This is post 115 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Little Hawaii Trail: easy waterfall hike with tropical vibes

This is post 114 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Ng Tung Chai Waterfalls hike: Bali vibes in Hong Kong

This is post 113 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

134 hike Sai Kung: Sharp Peak-3 Peninsula-4 beaches

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:44 pm This is post 112 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Ngau Wu Reservoir hike: a quick trip to the forgotten Ma On Shan reservoir

This is post 111 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Cloudy Hill: the easy way to hike Wilson Trail Section 8

This is post 110 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Shark Rock Hong Kong: a hidden Kowloon hike

This is post 109 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Hidden Hindu Temple Fanling: low level urban exploration

This is post 108 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Checkerboard Hill: a Hidden Kowloon hike

This is post 107 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Top things to do in Tsim Sha Tsui

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 at 09:01 pm This is post 106 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Yim Tin Tsai: the salt farming island of Sai Kung

This is post 105 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Wang Chau: Sai Kung’s hidden tombolo

This is post 104 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Best Burgers in Hong Kong

This is post 103 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Sok Kwu Wan: hidden Lamma Island

This is post 102 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Things to do in Aberdeen Hong Kong

This is post 101 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Seeking Devil’s Claw along Chung Hom Kok

This is post 100 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Tsang Pang Kok Tsui: the hidden headline

This is post 99 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Nam Sang Wai: cycling to the Yuen Long scenic wetland

This is post 98 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Shek Uk Shan: highest peak in Sai Kung

This is post 97 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Pat Sin Leng hike: conquering the 8 immortals peak

Last updated on February 16th, 2022 at 10:00 pm This is post 96 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden: a sustainable and education day trip

Last updated on March 11th, 2021 at 06:08 pm This is post 95 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Mau Ping Ancient Trail: seeking the Vine King and Bamboo Tunnels

This is post 94 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Tai Tong: Hong Kong’s red leaves haven

This is post 93 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Thousand Islands: Reservoir Island viewpoint in Tai Lam Country Park

This is post 92 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Sham Shui Po Food: a tried and tested guide

Last updated on May 28th, 2021 at 05:48 pm This is post 91 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Violet Hill hike + Twins Peak

This is post 90 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Cape d’Aguilar Hike Hong Kong: a complete guide

Last updated on January 11th, 2022 at 10:55 pm This is post 89 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Devil’s Fist – a Plover Cove Reservoir hike out Wong Chuk Kok Tsui

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:45 pm This is post 88 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

10 best hikes Hong Kong

Last updated on January 6th, 2021 at 01:43 pm This is post 87 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Tai Mo Shan hike: 5 ways to go up the Highest peak in Hong Kong

Last updated on March 8th, 2022 at 10:48 am This is post 86 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Lau Shui Heung Reservoir to Hok Tau Reservoir: a Fanling easy day hike

Last updated on February 23rd, 2022 at 03:31 pm This is post 85 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Kau To Shan: the hidden hike in Fo Tan

This is post 84 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Middle Dog Teeth Ridge – Mid Kau Nga Ling up Lantau Peak

This is post 83 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Wilson Trail Stage 4: Tung Yeung Shan – an unexpected silver grass heaven

This is post 82 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Lo Fu Tau Country Trail: a Lantau Island hike

Last updated on December 7th, 2020 at 10:12 am This is post 81 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Bluff Island: an island adventure in Sai Kung

This is post 80 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Lantau Peak from Ngong Ping: the easy route

This is post 79 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Tsing Tam Reservoir and Ho Pui Reservoir: an easy hike

This is post 78 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Rhino Rock Stanley: a short hike with a view

This is post 77 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Jin Island: a day trip to Tiu Chung Chau

Last updated on October 16th, 2020 at 03:37 pm This is post 76 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Basalt Island: an adventure in Sai Kung Geo Park

This is post 75 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Tai Shing Stream – seeking birds and dragons

Last updated on September 18th, 2020 at 09:38 am This is post 74 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Wang Chung Stream: the most scenic waterfall hike

This is post 73 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Po Kwu Wan: a hidden Sai Kung bay

This is post 72 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Ap Lei Pai adventure via Yuk Kwai Shan

This is post 71 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Top Hong Kong Staycation deals

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 at 10:21 pm This is post 70 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Pak Lung Stream: a Lantau stream hike

Last updated on August 14th, 2020 at 06:19 pm This is post 69 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Grass Island Tap Mun- a Sai Kung getaway

Last updated on January 13th, 2022 at 11:22 am This is post 68 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Madai Stream: chasing waterfalls in Ma On Shan

Last updated on August 4th, 2020 at 09:59 am This is post 67 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Ping Nam Stream: hidden waterfall in Hong Kong

Last updated on March 28th, 2022 at 05:01 pm This is post 66 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Seeking Kam Kui Shek Teng, Sai Kung Hong Kong

Last updated on December 10th, 2020 at 12:38 pm This is post 65 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Running An Online Store While Traveling: 4 Helpful Tips For Digital Nomads

Last updated on July 8th, 2020 at 09:27 pmTraveling is a great way to take on new adventures, discover yourself, and follow your own path, regardless of what position or role you’re currently in. But the real question is if you had the opportunity to live a life of travel, would you actually take it? […]

Chatuchak Market guide by a Bangkok market addict

This is post 23 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping to trekking to find the largest flower in the […]

Green Egg Island – an unusual oasis in Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Last updated on January 13th, 2022 at 01:47 pm This is post 64 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Kayaking in Sai Kung: where to rent and paddle to

Last updated on January 12th, 2022 at 03:29 pm This is post 63 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Thailand 2 week itinerary: the best from north to south

This is post 22 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping to trekking to find the largest flower in the […]

Koh phangan in 36 hours: a first timer stopover guide for non-motorbike riders

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 09:56 am This is post 21 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Koh Phi Phi Island Itinerary: beaches and tour guides + more

Last updated on March 14th, 2022 at 11:52 pm This is post 20 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Cheow Lan Lake Tour in Khao Sok: what to expect on an overnight tour

Last updated on May 24th, 2022 at 06:35 pm This is post 19 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Hiking Middle Hill – a fly by from Kowloon Peak

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 10:43 am This is post 62 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Zeavola: unexpected barefoot luxury in Koh Phi Phi

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 10:45 am This is post 18 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Tastebud travel: easy international recipes to recreate at home

Last updated on May 15th, 2020 at 11:47 pmOne of my favourite things to do on my travels is to try the local cuisine, so much so that I always try to join a food tour or a cooking class. Being at home for so long makes me long for travel but that’s not always […]

Northern Italy Itinerary: 5 different 10-14 days itineraries

Last updated on August 12th, 2022 at 09:58 pm This is post 39 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Hiking essential from a mountain lover: what’s in LTE’s bag?

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 01:47 pmReaders of Laugh Travel Eat and those who follow me on Facebook and Instagram are no stranger to my hiking photos. I would like to think that I’ve become somewhat of a seasonal hiker, even if I do still struggle when climbing uphill! I’ve gone through numerous […]

Lui Ta Shek hike: a quiet hike in Sai Kung

Last updated on August 4th, 2020 at 10:02 am This is post 61 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Warsaw itinerary: 3 days in the Poland capital

Last updated on August 12th, 2022 at 09:17 pm This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Poland” Poland is a country that surprise me with its beauty. Learn about a lesser-talk about part of Europe and their once massive empire while pigging out on polish dumplings since they are crazy cheap: 3 days […]

Warsaw Vilnius Bus: a Lux Express Review

Warsaw to Vilinus is a long journey on bus, but in this part of Europe, from Warsaw up to the Baltics, the train connection isn’t as good. At first, I was tentative about the almost 8 hour bus ride, but flying isn’t exactly cheap. After checking out Lux Express, I decided that it sounds like […]

Postcards from Thailand – a giveaway with MyPostcard

Last updated on March 30th, 2020 at 01:37 pm This is post 17 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Sharp Peak: conquering one of Hong Kong’s toughest trails

Last updated on January 11th, 2022 at 11:50 am This is post 60 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

European Sleeper Trains: OBB Night Train review

Traveling across Europe by train… it sounds so romantic, but is it really? There are many night trains routes that can take you from one point of Europe to another overnight, so you can wake up in a new city without spending extra on hotel and arriving right in the center. While I wouldn’t call […]

Day trip to Nuremberg Germany

This is post 10 of 10 in the series “Germany” Germany – the land of Oktoberfest and wursts (sausages). I fell in love with travel when I was in Berlin, one of my favourite cities in the world with the best vintage shopping and street food! Other noteworthy cities are of course the historic Nuremberg […]

Day Trips from Bologna: amazing cities in Italy you don’t want to miss

Last updated on September 18th, 2020 at 09:43 am This is post 38 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Doha Airport transit: a review of my trip with Qatar Airline

Last updated on May 16th, 2020 at 05:05 pmDoha Airport is one of the best in the Middle East and the headquarters of the Qatar Airline. I needed to fly from Hong Kong to Europe (specifically Berlin) when I saw the option of having a layover at Doha and thought, why not? Without thinking too […]

Coronavirus in Hong Kong: a fact and resource summary and travel advice

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:56 pmThe Coronavirus has become a source of fear all over the world, a virus believed to have been passed on from bats to humans that originated in Wuhan, China. With information circulating online in social media and Whatsapp, many of which are false and unverify causing mass […]

Nui Po Shan: finding the phallic rock hike in Hong Kong

Last updated on February 17th, 2022 at 04:11 pm This is post 59 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

What to do on a San Marino Day Trip

This is post 37 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And did I mention food? From homemade pasta class to […]

Things to do in Stone Town Zanzibar

This is post 4 of 4 in the series “Tanzania” Tanzania in East Africa has both stunning water in Zanzibar and wild safari on the mainland like Ngorongoron and Serengenti National Park. How to make the best of both world and what are some tips for booking safari? I’ve got you covered: Tanzania safari holidays: […]

Zanzibar itinerary: what to do for 3 days to a week

Last updated on January 31st, 2020 at 09:58 am This is post 3 of 4 in the series “Tanzania” Tanzania in East Africa has both stunning water in Zanzibar and wild safari on the mainland like Ngorongoron and Serengenti National Park. How to make the best of both world and what are some tips for […]

What to see in Treviso Italy

This is post 36 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And did I mention food? From homemade pasta class to […]

What to do in Vilnius for a weekend

Last updated on January 18th, 2020 at 09:00 am This is post 1 of 1 in the series “Lithuania” Lithuania is the southernmost Baltic States that was under the iron curtain. Did you know that it was once a commonwealth with Poland? Or that it has spectacular castles and a huge Jewish neighbourhood in Vilnius? […]

Vilnius to Trakai: a day trip guide

Trakai Castle is about an hour from Vilnius and a famous landmark not only because it is a castle in a lake. It is a historically significant castle that witness the beginning of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and in particular its struggle with the Teutonic Order. While the castle was damaged during war with […]

Budget Lodge Safari Tanzania: a 5 day cultural & animal encounter

This is post 2 of 4 in the series “Tanzania” Tanzania in East Africa has both stunning water in Zanzibar and wild safari on the mainland like Ngorongoron and Serengenti National Park. How to make the best of both world and what are some tips for booking safari? I’ve got you covered: Tanzania safari holidays: […]

Things to do in Liepaja, Latvia

This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Latvia” Latvia is the quiet middle sister of the Baltic countries. Not only can you visit its beautiful beach, its capital Riga is also home to the largest Art-Nouveau district in Europe! And you’ll find medieval orders and castles in its countryside, so what are you […]

2019 travel review

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:56 pm2019 has been another great year with moments that I had to pinch myself for. Although I find that I didn’t have as many travel fails as 2018, which is definitely an improvement! I’ve decided to do a mini recap of my travel as well since it’s […]

Tanzania safari holidays: tips and what to wear

Last updated on December 29th, 2019 at 12:42 pm This is post 1 of 4 in the series “Tanzania” Tanzania in East Africa has both stunning water in Zanzibar and wild safari on the mainland like Ngorongoron and Serengenti National Park. How to make the best of both world and what are some tips for […]

Foodie tour London: seeking best eateries in the UK capital

Last updated on December 24th, 2019 at 02:45 pm This is post 18 of 18 in the series “London” Having lived in London for over four years, it’s a city full of characters and weekend markets that I miss the moment I left. While British food has a bad rep, London has a plethora of […]

Gauja National Park: a solo none driving guide to visiting Krimulda, Sigulda, and Turaida

This is post 2 of 3 in the series “Latvia” Latvia is the quiet middle sister of the Baltic countries. Not only can you visit its beautiful beach, its capital Riga is also home to the largest Art-Nouveau district in Europe! And you’ll find medieval orders and castles in its countryside, so what are you […]

Things to do in Riga Latvia

This is post 1 of 3 in the series “Latvia” Latvia is the quiet middle sister of the Baltic countries. Not only can you visit its beautiful beach, its capital Riga is also home to the largest Art-Nouveau district in Europe! And you’ll find medieval orders and castles in its countryside, so what are you […]

What to do in Bologna aside from eating

This is post 35 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And did I mention food? From homemade pasta class to […]

3 days in Krakow: a krakow itinerary

Last updated on December 19th, 2019 at 08:55 am This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Poland” Poland is a country that surprise me with its beauty. Learn about a lesser-talk about part of Europe and their once massive empire while pigging out on polish dumplings since they are crazy cheap: 3 days […]

3 days in Vienna: a Vienna itinerary

Last updated on November 29th, 2019 at 06:17 am This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Austria” Austria was the heart of the Austro-Hungarian dynasty Hapsburg and the elegant center of Europe. Classical architecture, Vienese cake and schnitzel, to border towns with river and cobblestone street, here are some top guides: Things to […]

Bologna food guide: best restaurants, gelateria, and what to eat

Last updated on December 8th, 2019 at 02:09 pm This is post 34 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Tre Cime di Lavaredo: how to hike the classic three peaks in Dolomite Italy

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:47 pm This is post 33 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

6 day Dolomite itinerary for the photo + hike enthusiast

Last updated on December 8th, 2019 at 02:35 pm This is post 32 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Lagazuoi hike: seeing WWI tunnel warfare in the Dolomites

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:47 pm This is post 31 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Cortina d’Ampezzo Summer guide for hikers

Last updated on June 9th, 2020 at 03:20 pm This is post 30 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Lago di Soprais – how to do the Lake Soprais hike in the Italian Dolomites

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:47 pm This is post 29 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

3 days in Berlin: the ultimate highlight itinerary

This is post 9 of 10 in the series “Germany” Germany – the land of Oktoberfest and wursts (sausages). I fell in love with travel when I was in Berlin, one of my favourite cities in the world with the best vintage shopping and street food! Other noteworthy cities are of course the historic Nuremberg […]

Vintage Shopping Berlin: 7 best shops for thrifting

Last updated on October 27th, 2019 at 05:15 am This is post 8 of 10 in the series “Germany” Germany – the land of Oktoberfest and wursts (sausages). I fell in love with travel when I was in Berlin, one of my favourite cities in the world with the best vintage shopping and street food! […]

Switzerland itinerary: 7 days through Geneva, Lucerne, Interlaken, and Zermatt

Last updated on December 9th, 2020 at 10:16 am This is post 8 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Switzerland is one of those rare places that is as beautiful as it looks on the internet. Pristine lakes and gorgeous mountains combined with fairy-tale towns, it’s sure to capture everyone’s heart. The only caveat is […]

What to do in Lucerne, Switzerland

Last updated on May 16th, 2020 at 08:52 pm This is post 7 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Switzerland is one of those rare places that is as beautiful as it looks on the internet. Pristine lakes and gorgeous mountains combined with fairy-tale towns, it’s sure to capture everyone’s heart. The only caveat is […]

Things to do in Interlaken and Jungfrau region

Last updated on May 16th, 2020 at 10:14 am This is post 6 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Switzerland is one of those rare places that is as beautiful as it looks on the internet. Pristine lakes and gorgeous mountains combined with fairy-tale towns, it’s sure to capture everyone’s heart. The only caveat is […]

Zermatt summer: a 2 day Zermatt Itinerary

Last updated on August 12th, 2022 at 10:03 pm This is post 5 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Switzerland is one of those rare places that is as beautiful as it looks on the internet. Pristine lakes and gorgeous mountains combined with fairy-tale towns, it’s sure to capture everyone’s heart. The only caveat is […]

Zermatt Hotels: a mountain escape with Cervo Zermatt

This is post 4 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Switzerland is one of those rare places that is as beautiful as it looks on the internet. Pristine lakes and gorgeous mountains combined with fairy-tale towns, it’s sure to capture everyone’s heart. The only caveat is that Switzerland isn’t cheap – here’s how to budget […]

Things to do in Geneva in 3 days

Last updated on September 9th, 2022 at 06:11 pm This is post 3 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Switzerland is one of those rare places that is as beautiful as it looks on the internet. Pristine lakes and gorgeous mountains combined with fairy-tale towns, it’s sure to capture everyone’s heart. The only caveat is […]

Day trips from Geneva

This is post 2 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Switzerland is one of those rare places that is as beautiful as it looks on the internet. Pristine lakes and gorgeous mountains combined with fairy-tale towns, it’s sure to capture everyone’s heart. The only caveat is that Switzerland isn’t cheap – here’s how to budget […]

Switzerland travel tips: how to save money for train, food, and more

Last updated on December 8th, 2019 at 02:29 pm This is post 1 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Switzerland is one of those rare places that is as beautiful as it looks on the internet. Pristine lakes and gorgeous mountains combined with fairy-tale towns, it’s sure to capture everyone’s heart. The only caveat is […]

How to Stay Fit While Traveling

Exercising or staying fit when traveling, or just in general around a busy schedule, can be difficult. For those of us who are constantly on the move, unsure of what to do at the gym except running on the treadmill (or like me just dislike being at a gym in general), there doesn’t seem to […]

What to do in Hong Kong in 4 days – advice from a local

Last updated on December 9th, 2020 at 10:13 am This is post 58 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Cheung Chau Island: a Hong Kong day trip

Last updated on March 20th, 2022 at 10:03 pm This is post 57 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Elephant cave and Ma da Valley Day Trek by Jungle Boss in Phong Nha, Vietnam

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:47 pm This is post 24 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

Paradise Cave Vietnam: an adventure in Phong Nha

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:50 pm This is post 23 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

Da nang restaurants and cafes – a foodie’s guide

This is post 22 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite things as is their tea culture, not to mention […]

Da nang to Hue: take the fast or scenic route

This is post 21 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite things as is their tea culture, not to mention […]

Danang to Hoi An: a stay with Belle Maison Parosand and Belle Maison Hadana

This is post 20 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite things as is their tea culture, not to mention […]

Sheung Wan Restaurants: best eateries and cafes

Last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 09:57 am This is post 56 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Things to do in Hong Kong at night

This is post 55 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Things to do in Sheung Wan Hong Kong

Last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 09:53 am This is post 54 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Day trips from Venice: 7+ quick escapes for you

Last updated on February 16th, 2020 at 12:18 pm This is post 28 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Best restaurants in Shanghai and what to eat

This is post 9 of 9 in the series “China” China – the land of dragons is a vast and varied country that witnessed one of the oldest history in the world. Pagodas, temples, majestic mountains and rivers, it’s a place like no others and almost like another world. Fortunately, I speak Mandarin so here […]

Shanghai Itinerary 5 days for first time visitors

Last updated on January 2nd, 2020 at 01:21 pm This is post 8 of 9 in the series “China” China – the land of dragons is a vast and varied country that witnessed one of the oldest history in the world. Pagodas, temples, majestic mountains and rivers, it’s a place like no others and almost […]

Shanghai water town: Zhujiajiao vs Qibao

This is post 7 of 9 in the series “China” China – the land of dragons is a vast and varied country that witnessed one of the oldest history in the world. Pagodas, temples, majestic mountains and rivers, it’s a place like no others and almost like another world. Fortunately, I speak Mandarin so here […]

Beaches in Kota Kinabalu and island hopping

This is post 5 of 6 in the series “Malaysia” Since my dad’s side of the family is from Penang, I’m no stranger to Malaysia. From the best street food to eat in Penang to hiking Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, here are my top guides: 5 must try Penang food 5 Penang restaurants I always […]

17+ things to do in Vientiane, Laos and where to eat and stay

Last updated on January 26th, 2020 at 05:19 pm This is post 10 of 10 in the series “Laos” Laos is not as popular as its neighbours but it is a more laidback, off the beaten path country worth a isit Luang Prabang with the famous waterfall and historic UNESCO heritage old town, Vang Vieng […]

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Last updated on December 9th, 2020 at 10:07 am This is post 4 of 6 in the series “Malaysia” Since my dad’s side of the family is from Penang, I’m no stranger to Malaysia. From the best street food to eat in Penang to hiking Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, here are my top guides: 5 […]

Climbing Mount Kinabalu: a comprehensive guide

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:48 pm This is post 3 of 6 in the series “Malaysia” Since my dad’s side of the family is from Penang, I’m no stranger to Malaysia. From the best street food to eat in Penang to hiking Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, here are my top guides: 5 […]

Things to do in and around Houay Xay, Laos

This is post 9 of 10 in the series “Laos” Laos is not as popular as its neighbours but it is a more laidback, off the beaten path country worth a isit Luang Prabang with the famous waterfall and historic UNESCO heritage old town, Vang Vieng surrounded by limestone cliffs, and the Luang Namtha region […]

Best things to do in Boracay

Those who have been to Boracay come back with amazing memories and some unique experiences. The island of Boracay is located south of Manila and well known for its tranquility and nightlife. It is one of the few places where you can enjoy the two extremes. Book your flights to Boracay right away to known […]

13 things to do in Vang Vieng and where to stay, eat, and get around

This is post 8 of 10 in the series “Laos” Laos is not as popular as its neighbours but it is a more laidback, off the beaten path country worth a isit Luang Prabang with the famous waterfall and historic UNESCO heritage old town, Vang Vieng surrounded by limestone cliffs, and the Luang Namtha region […]

6 things to do in Muang Sing

This is post 7 of 10 in the series “Laos” Laos is not as popular as its neighbours but it is a more laidback, off the beaten path country worth a isit Luang Prabang with the famous waterfall and historic UNESCO heritage old town, Vang Vieng surrounded by limestone cliffs, and the Luang Namtha region […]

Things to do in Luang Namtha Laos

This is post 6 of 10 in the series “Laos” Laos is not as popular as its neighbours but it is a more laidback, off the beaten path country worth a isit Luang Prabang with the famous waterfall and historic UNESCO heritage old town, Vang Vieng surrounded by limestone cliffs, and the Luang Namtha region […]

Laos trekking: 2 day adventure in Nam Ha National Park

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:49 pm This is post 5 of 10 in the series “Laos” Laos is not as popular as its neighbours but it is a more laidback, off the beaten path country worth a isit Luang Prabang with the famous waterfall and historic UNESCO heritage old town, Vang Vieng […]

Hanbok Rental Seoul: booking tips, review, and photo spots

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 10:24 am This is post 5 of 5 in the series “South Korea” South Korea – the land of k-pop and k drama with mouth watering food, great skincare and fashion, as well as insta-worthy locations. From romantic stays on Nami Island to stuffing your face in Seoul, […]

Seoul Itinerary: 5 days in Winter

Last updated on December 23rd, 2019 at 09:39 am This is post 4 of 5 in the series “South Korea” South Korea – the land of k-pop and k drama with mouth watering food, great skincare and fashion, as well as insta-worthy locations. From romantic stays on Nami Island to stuffing your face in Seoul, […]

L’Escape Hotel Review: a Parisian Escape in Seoul, South Korea

Last updated on March 24th, 2019 at 11:00 pm This is post 3 of 5 in the series “South Korea” South Korea – the land of k-pop and k drama with mouth watering food, great skincare and fashion, as well as insta-worthy locations. From romantic stays on Nami Island to stuffing your face in Seoul, […]

Nami Island Winter: what to do on a day trip and MORE

Last updated on February 10th, 2022 at 11:26 pm This is post 2 of 5 in the series “South Korea” South Korea – the land of k-pop and k drama with mouth watering food, great skincare and fashion, as well as insta-worthy locations. From romantic stays on Nami Island to stuffing your face in Seoul, […]

Ski Resort Korea: skiing in Alepnsia Ski Resort

This is post 1 of 5 in the series “South Korea” South Korea – the land of k-pop and k drama with mouth watering food, great skincare and fashion, as well as insta-worthy locations. From romantic stays on Nami Island to stuffing your face in Seoul, here are some top tips: Ski Resort Korea: skiing […]

The Ultimate guide on using Grab in Southeast Asia

Getting a taxi in Southeast Asia can sometimes (ok, a lot of the times) feel like a battle. Not only do some not have meters, you might also face with scammy drivers who rigged the meters to run faster or take purposefully long routes. It has been two years since I last visited Vietnam, back […]

Wo Yang Shan hike: frolic under Tai Mo Shan

Last updated on July 31st, 2020 at 10:12 am This is post 53 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Top things to do in Lantau Island on a day trip (or two)

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 10:51 am This is post 52 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Hung Heung Lo Fung: shortest hike in Hong Kong with a view

Last updated on November 29th, 2021 at 09:49 am This is post 51 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Tai O Hong Kong: a day trip from the city

Last updated on June 18th, 2020 at 09:25 pm This is post 50 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Kai Kung Leng: the velvet trail of Yuen Long

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 11:19 am This is post 49 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Qipao rental in Hong Kong: experience old Hong Kong charm

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:54 pm This is post 48 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Sakon Nakhon: one day in Northern Thailand’s indigo capital

This is post 16 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping to trekking to find the largest flower in the […]

Amphawa Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market day trip review

This is post 15 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping to trekking to find the largest flower in the […]

Zazz Urban Bangkok: a hotel review

This is post 14 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping to trekking to find the largest flower in the […]

Food to eat in Bangkok: a comprehensive foodie guide

Last updated on August 12th, 2022 at 11:10 pm This is post 13 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Devil’s Peak: fortifications and urban views galore

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 11:16 am This is post 47 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Best temples in Bangkok besides Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun

This is post 12 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping to trekking to find the largest flower in the […]

2018 Top Moments, Travel Fails, and Funny Stories

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:57 pmAnother year, another adventure, 2018 has been my most travelled year yet and I catch myself looking around in wonderment at the new places I see. This is my 3.4 official year of ‘making the blog happens’ and the fourth anniversary of the blog! So a round […]

24 things to do in Ubud Bali

Last updated on January 2nd, 2019 at 10:23 am This is post 11 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Indonesia is a large country most famous for the island of Bali, which I’m also guilty of only visiting. Whether it’s climbing volcanoes or spending a week in a yoga retreat, Bali is an island that […]

Robin’s Nest: hike between Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 11:14 am This is post 46 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Buffalo Hills: hike up rocky outcrops and silver grass in Hong Kong

Last updated on December 9th, 2020 at 12:49 pm This is post 45 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Tai To Yan: a Hong Kong razor ridge hike

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 10:35 am This is post 44 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Lion Rock Hike: how to hike up the iconic Hong Kong mountain

Last updated on February 16th, 2022 at 02:01 pm This is post 43 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Ayutthaya Day Trip from Bangkok

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 10:17 am This is post 11 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

A hike up Ma On Shan via Tiu Shau Ngam, Hong Kong

Last updated on August 4th, 2020 at 10:13 am This is post 42 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

North Bali things to do: 1.5 days around Bedugul Bali

This is post 10 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Indonesia is a large country most famous for the island of Bali, which I’m also guilty of only visiting. Whether it’s climbing volcanoes or spending a week in a yoga retreat, Bali is an island that it’s hard to get tired of! Here are some […]

Bali waterfalls: 7 best waterfalls in Bali

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 10:23 am This is post 9 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Indonesia is a large country most famous for the island of Bali, which I’m also guilty of only visiting. Whether it’s climbing volcanoes or spending a week in a yoga retreat, Bali is an island that […]

Ubud Yoga Retreat: a week with Shanti Toya Ashram

This is post 8 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Indonesia is a large country most famous for the island of Bali, which I’m also guilty of only visiting. Whether it’s climbing volcanoes or spending a week in a yoga retreat, Bali is an island that it’s hard to get tired of! Here are some […]

Bali Glamping: an eco stay near Ubud with Sebatu Sanctuary

Last updated on September 28th, 2019 at 10:30 pm This is post 7 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Indonesia is a large country most famous for the island of Bali, which I’m also guilty of only visiting. Whether it’s climbing volcanoes or spending a week in a yoga retreat, Bali is an island that […]

Ijen Bromo tour: a 3 day adventure to Mount Bromo and Ijen to Bali

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:49 pm This is post 6 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Indonesia is a large country most famous for the island of Bali, which I’m also guilty of only visiting. Whether it’s climbing volcanoes or spending a week in a yoga retreat, Bali is an island that […]

What to do in Singapore at night

Last updated on November 9th, 2018 at 08:54 am This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Singapore” Singapore is a tiny island state at the tip of the Malay Peninsula known for its food and vibrant mix of culture. Yes, it is small, and yes, it is mostly a city, but as a […]

9+ Instagram worthy places in Singapore that’s not Gardens by the Bay

Last updated on January 19th, 2019 at 10:59 am This is post 2 of 3 in the series “Singapore” Singapore is a tiny island state at the tip of the Malay Peninsula known for its food and vibrant mix of culture. Yes, it is small, and yes, it is mostly a city, but as a […]

Shenzhen from Hong Kong: day trip + weekend guide

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 02:59 pm This is post 6 of 9 in the series “China” China – the land of dragons is a vast and varied country that witnessed one of the oldest history in the world. Pagodas, temples, majestic mountains and rivers, it’s a place like no others and almost […]

Qingyuan China: 7 things to do

Last updated on November 7th, 2018 at 04:55 pm This is post 5 of 9 in the series “China” China – the land of dragons is a vast and varied country that witnessed one of the oldest history in the world. Pagodas, temples, majestic mountains and rivers, it’s a place like no others and almost […]

China travel tips: what to know before traveling to China

Last updated on May 24th, 2019 at 09:53 am This is post 4 of 9 in the series “China” China – the land of dragons is a vast and varied country that witnessed one of the oldest history in the world. Pagodas, temples, majestic mountains and rivers, it’s a place like no others and almost […]

Iris Hong Kong review: the annual yoga and wellness weekend festival

This is post 41 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Vietnam itinerary: 2 weeks suggestions

This is post 19 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite things as is their tea culture, not to mention […]

Nepal Travel Tips: 10 tips and tidbits on Nepal

Last updated on October 9th, 2018 at 11:34 am This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Nepal” Nepal is a country shroud with mystique of its high mountains and spirituality. Whether you want to hike, to discover their religion and culture, or be surprised by their amazing food (momos for life!), here are […]

A local’s guide to Sai Kung Hong Kong

Last updated on October 7th, 2020 at 09:26 pm This is post 40 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

What I wish I knew when I started blogging: FAQ and tips

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:57 pmStarting a blog has never been so popular and easy, but starting it the right way isn’t. There are a ton of content out there on how to start a blog, there are a LOT of things that would make life so much easier should you know […]

Royal Jordanian Review: it’s so good that I have to review it

I had never heard of Royal Jordanian before, but when searching for flights to Bangkok they came up at a similar price point to the budget airline. Since it also comes with 30 kg luggage and a meal, I decided to book it. The whole process from booking the flight to flying with them was […]

Sham Shui Po local guide: fabric, electronics, and food galore

Last updated on January 27th, 2021 at 10:13 am This is post 39 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport guide for those who arrive late or early

This is post 10 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping to trekking to find the largest flower in the […]

10 things to know before visiting Yangon, Myanmar

This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Myanmar” Myanmar is an up and coming southeast Asia destination that’s less explored than most. A Buddhist country that only recently open its door to tourism, you can see another side of Buddhism along with friendly local and tasty food. Ultimate Guide on what to do […]

Yosemite Hiking: 9 best hikes in Yosemite California

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:50 pm This is post 1 of 1 in the series “USA” Yosemite is a popular national park for hikers, though for most, when we speak of National Parks in the U.S., places such as Grand Canyon, Yellowstone immediately spring into mind. Although not as well-known internationally, Yosemite […]

Top 5 things to do in Nong Khiaw, Laos

Last updated on September 1st, 2018 at 02:30 pm This is post 4 of 10 in the series “Laos” Laos is not as popular as its neighbours but it is a more laidback, off the beaten path country worth a isit Luang Prabang with the famous waterfall and historic UNESCO heritage old town, Vang Vieng […]

Bangkok Itinerary: 4 days of shopping, culture, and seafood

Last updated on August 14th, 2022 at 02:56 pm This is post 9 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Escape to the Chiang Mai countryside: a getaway with Panviman Spa

This is post 8 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping to trekking to find the largest flower in the […]

Luang Prabang food guide for first timers

This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Laos” Laos is not as popular as its neighbours but it is a more laidback, off the beaten path country worth a isit Luang Prabang with the famous waterfall and historic UNESCO heritage old town, Vang Vieng surrounded by limestone cliffs, and the Luang Namtha region […]

13 things to do in Luang Prabang for first time visitors

Last updated on August 3rd, 2018 at 01:19 pm This is post 2 of 10 in the series “Laos” Laos is not as popular as its neighbours but it is a more laidback, off the beaten path country worth a isit Luang Prabang with the famous waterfall and historic UNESCO heritage old town, Vang Vieng […]

Booking holiday accommodation: Hotel, Villa, or AirBnB

Last updated on June 28th, 2019 at 08:01 pmChoosing accommodation for your holiday in this day and age is not that easy. Not only do you have a million hotel booking websites, there are also villas, holiday homes, and AirBnBs threw in the mix. There are no right choices here, only the best choice for […]

Living among rice paddies: a stay in Pullman Luang Prabang

Last updated on August 31st, 2018 at 09:00 am This is post 1 of 10 in the series “Laos” Laos is not as popular as its neighbours but it is a more laidback, off the beaten path country worth a isit Luang Prabang with the famous waterfall and historic UNESCO heritage old town, Vang Vieng […]

Saigon Foodie Guide: of Vespa and Pizza in Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:13 am This is post 18 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam for first time visitors

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:15 am This is post 17 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

Lung Ha Wan Country Trail: a hike up Tai Tun Leng Hong Kong

Last updated on August 4th, 2020 at 10:12 am This is post 38 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

8 unmissable things to do in Kathmandu for first time visitors

Last updated on April 26th, 2019 at 09:15 pm This is post 2 of 3 in the series “Nepal” Nepal is a country shroud with mystique of its high mountains and spirituality. Whether you want to hike, to discover their religion and culture, or be surprised by their amazing food (momos for life!), here are […]

Poon Hill Trekking: 5 day beginner trek in Annapurna Nepal

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:50 pm This is post 1 of 3 in the series “Nepal” Nepal is a country shroud with mystique of its high mountains and spirituality. Whether you want to hike, to discover their religion and culture, or be surprised by their amazing food (momos for life!), here are […]

Glaming in Vietnam: a stay at Lak Tented Camp

Last updated on July 20th, 2018 at 09:45 am This is post 16 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

High Junk Peak: hike the second sharpest peak of Hong Kong

Last updated on March 10th, 2022 at 08:41 pm This is post 37 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Ninh Binh Tour: a 2.5 day DIY itinerary

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:19 am This is post 15 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

Southern Vietnam Itinerary with a Vietnamese Wine Twist

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 03:08 pm This is post 14 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

5 best Chiang Mai day trips: discover the nature and culture

Last updated on June 22nd, 2019 at 10:05 am This is post 7 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Chasing rice paddies: a review of 2 day 1 night Sapa tour, Vietnam

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:50 pm This is post 13 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

Venture with Impact: living in Chiang Mai for a month

Last updated on June 11th, 2018 at 02:11 pm This is post 6 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Drone tips for first timers and Dji Spark review

Last updated on October 11th, 2018 at 11:47 amDrones are now becoming more affordable and popular nowadays, and since I’ve brought my Dji Spark in September 2017, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about flying it. The perks of having a drone is clear with its bird’s eye views, smooth footage, and the ability to […]

Food in Hanoi: best Hanoi restaurants, food to eat, and cute cafes

Last updated on June 3rd, 2022 at 03:33 pm This is post 12 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

Halong Bay overnight cruise: 3 days with Paradise Elegance, Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:27 am This is post 11 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

Ultimate Guide on what to do in Yangon Myanmar

Last updated on January 6th, 2020 at 11:35 pm This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Myanmar” Myanmar is an up and coming southeast Asia destination that’s less explored than most. A Buddhist country that only recently open its door to tourism, you can see another side of Buddhism along with friendly local […]

Needle Hill Hong Kong – conquering the third sharpest peak

Last updated on December 10th, 2020 at 01:10 pm This is post 36 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Solo Photo: the ultimate guide to solo travel photography + gear list

Last updated on October 11th, 2018 at 09:47 amTaking photos of yourself when you are traveling is not easy, but it doesn’t have to be hard, either. While it would never be as good as having a photographer friend or fam, it can sure beat having someone who doesn’t know what they are doing taking […]

Easy hikes in Hong Kong that aren’t Dragon’s Back

Last updated on March 16th, 2022 at 04:14 pm This is post 35 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Top Macau Instagrammable spots

This is post 1 of 1 in the series “Macau” Macau is a special administrative region of China that’s one hour away from Hong Kong. Known as the Vegas of the East, many flocks to the casino but neglects its Portuguese heritage. It’s the best place to be in Europe without actually being in Europe. […]

Taipei Sightseeing – top Instagram spots

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 11:15 am This is post 8 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Taiwan is the origin of bubble tea and a sweet potato shaped island that’s a treasure to discover. It’s an eccentric of Chinese and Japanese with abundant street food and national parks, as well as bustling […]

Wu Gau Tang to Tiu Tang Lung hike: Hong Kong’s mountain and bays

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 10:06 am This is post 34 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

MacLehose Trail Stage 4 – Shui Long Wo

Last updated on December 10th, 2020 at 02:19 pm This is post 33 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Taipei Travel Tips: 10 things to know before visiting Taipei

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 11:16 am This is post 7 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Taiwan is the origin of bubble tea and a sweet potato shaped island that’s a treasure to discover. It’s an eccentric of Chinese and Japanese with abundant street food and national parks, as well as bustling […]

Best of Sai Kung’s nature: Lai Chi Chong, Sham Chung, and Yung Shue O hike

Last updated on August 4th, 2020 at 10:18 am This is post 32 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

My 1 Day Itinerary in Hong Kong

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 09:07 am This is post 31 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Taipei itinerary: What to do in Taipei for 5 days

Last updated on June 28th, 2019 at 08:02 pm This is post 6 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Taiwan is the origin of bubble tea and a sweet potato shaped island that’s a treasure to discover. It’s an eccentric of Chinese and Japanese with abundant street food and national parks, as well as bustling […]

Beitou Hot Spring: a wellness escape in Taipei

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 05:59 pm This is post 5 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Taiwan is the origin of bubble tea and a sweet potato shaped island that’s a treasure to discover. It’s an eccentric of Chinese and Japanese with abundant street food and national parks, as well as bustling […]

A guide to Lake Bohinj’s towns, attractions, and transport

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 05:49 pm This is post 10 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Slovenia is an underrated country in Central Europe near the Balkans. Famous for Lake Bled, their capital Ljubljana and nearby Lake Bohinj is equally stunning and worth a visit: Metelkova – see the other side of […]

Taipei to Jiufen: a day trip in the rain

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 02:21 pm This is post 4 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Taiwan is the origin of bubble tea and a sweet potato shaped island that’s a treasure to discover. It’s an eccentric of Chinese and Japanese with abundant street food and national parks, as well as bustling […]

Kjeragbolten hike: an adventure in Norway

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 09:22 pm This is post 1 of 1 in the series “Norway” Norway, a country of Nordic legends of Thor and Loki is famous for its Fjords and mountains. Want to find epic hikes? You’re in the right place: The Kjeragbolten hike is probably one of the most famous […]

2017 travel in review: top 10 travel moments and fails

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:57 pmAlmost exactly 3 years ago I started the blog Laugh Travel Eat, and it’s about 2 years ago I started taking it seriously. I have come so far and yet sometimes it doesn’t feel like I had made much progress at all. Another year had passed and […]

15+ most instagrammed place in Hong Kong that’s not the Peak and how to get there

Last updated on July 19th, 2021 at 02:13 pm This is post 30 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

On moving from London back to Hong Kong for 2 years

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:57 pmIt had been two years since I decided to leave a country I had studied and live in for 11 years to return to the home that I left 11 years before. I had covered some of the reasons as to why I ditched London for Hong […]

Tai Tun Shan – the thousand islands view of Sai Kung

Last updated on August 4th, 2020 at 10:33 am This is post 29 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

A weekend spa getaway to St Regis Macau

Last updated on July 20th, 2018 at 09:46 am This is post 3 of 9 in the series “China” China – the land of dragons is a vast and varied country that witnessed one of the oldest history in the world. Pagodas, temples, majestic mountains and rivers, it’s a place like no others and almost […]

An in depth guide of the best places to visit in Singapore in 3 days

Last updated on February 22nd, 2018 at 10:28 am This is post 1 of 3 in the series “Singapore” Singapore is a tiny island state at the tip of the Malay Peninsula known for its food and vibrant mix of culture. Yes, it is small, and yes, it is mostly a city, but as a […]

Bali itinerary: 10 days of adventure for first time visitors

Last updated on June 28th, 2019 at 08:03 pm This is post 5 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Indonesia is a large country most famous for the island of Bali, which I’m also guilty of only visiting. Whether it’s climbing volcanoes or spending a week in a yoga retreat, Bali is an island that […]

Bali on a budget: a Price Guide for Shopping, Eating, and Accommodation

Last updated on September 9th, 2022 at 06:05 pm This is post 4 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Indonesia is a large country most famous for the island of Bali, which I’m also guilty of only visiting. Whether it’s climbing volcanoes or spending a week in a yoga retreat, Bali is an island that […]

Best viewpoints for Lake Bled

Last updated on May 30th, 2019 at 08:35 pm This is post 9 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Slovenia is an underrated country in Central Europe near the Balkans. Famous for Lake Bled, their capital Ljubljana and nearby Lake Bohinj is equally stunning and worth a visit: Metelkova – see the other side of […]

Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking: a volcano hike

Last updated on August 22nd, 2018 at 11:09 am This is post 3 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Indonesia is a large country most famous for the island of Bali, which I’m also guilty of only visiting. Whether it’s climbing volcanoes or spending a week in a yoga retreat, Bali is an island that […]

Things to do in Bali Seminyak in 36 hours: a shop + eat guide

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 09:31 pm This is post 2 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Indonesia is a large country most famous for the island of Bali, which I’m also guilty of only visiting. Whether it’s climbing volcanoes or spending a week in a yoga retreat, Bali is an island that […]

Nusa Penida tour: 2 days in Bali paradise

Last updated on October 15th, 2017 at 08:39 am This is post 1 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Indonesia is a large country most famous for the island of Bali, which I’m also guilty of only visiting. Whether it’s climbing volcanoes or spending a week in a yoga retreat, Bali is an island that […]

Good Food Guide Melbourne: for First Time Visitors

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 09:11 pm This is post 1 of 1 in the series “Australia” Australia is a wild destination that makes up for its shorter history with wild beauty. Looking for the best cafes, best road trip ideas, and best travel tips down under? Here are some: There are many […]

Ninepin Island: the hidden hexagonal column paradise of Hong Kong

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 11:34 pm This is post 28 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Tung Ping Chau Day trip: hidden Hong Kong

Last updated on January 11th, 2022 at 03:06 pm This is post 27 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

A Shop and Eat Guide to Mongkok Hong Kong:

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 02:16 pm This is post 26 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Secret Spots in Verona – off the beaten path

Last updated on June 21st, 2019 at 11:09 am This is post 27 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Bubble tea Hong Kong: a Laugh Travel Eat guide

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 11:00 am This is post 25 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

A Tokyo Itinerary: a 7 day guide to shop, eat and hike

Last updated on December 23rd, 2019 at 09:18 am This is post 6 of 6 in the series “Japan” Japan is arguably the most popular country to visit. From sushi to picture perfect temples, hypnotic city lights, and scenic countryside, their culture is also a big draw. From dressing up in Kimonos to hiking Mount […]

A Day trip to Taichung

Last updated on April 25th, 2019 at 10:51 pm This is post 3 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Taiwan is the origin of bubble tea and a sweet potato shaped island that’s a treasure to discover. It’s an eccentric of Chinese and Japanese with abundant street food and national parks, as well as bustling […]

Sawara Festival – a step back in time in Chiba, Japan

This is post 5 of 6 in the series “Japan” Japan is arguably the most popular country to visit. From sushi to picture perfect temples, hypnotic city lights, and scenic countryside, their culture is also a big draw. From dressing up in Kimonos to hiking Mount Fuji, here are some top tips for you: The […]

Mt Fuji itinerary: hiking Yoshida trail in 24 hours

Last updated on July 25th, 2022 at 10:51 pm This is post 4 of 6 in the series “Japan” Japan is arguably the most popular country to visit. From sushi to picture perfect temples, hypnotic city lights, and scenic countryside, their culture is also a big draw. From dressing up in Kimonos to hiking Mount […]

8 Things to do in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Last updated on June 23rd, 2019 at 10:59 pm This is post 3 of 6 in the series “Japan” Japan is arguably the most popular country to visit. From sushi to picture perfect temples, hypnotic city lights, and scenic countryside, their culture is also a big draw. From dressing up in Kimonos to hiking Mount […]

The Ultimate Guide to Cinque Terre

Last updated on May 7th, 2019 at 12:55 pm This is post 26 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Hiking Tsz Wan Shan: the most underrated view of Kowloon

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 11:22 pm This is post 24 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

What to do in Siem Reap in 6 days

Last updated on April 26th, 2019 at 09:30 pm This is post 4 of 4 in the series “Cambodia” Cambodia is most famous for Angkor Wat and a trip to Siem Reap to see one of the top wonders of the world is a must. While I’m not a huge fan of the country, there […]

Visiting Angkor Wat: 48 hours temple run in Siem Reap

Last updated on September 17th, 2018 at 11:20 am This is post 3 of 4 in the series “Cambodia” Cambodia is most famous for Angkor Wat and a trip to Siem Reap to see one of the top wonders of the world is a must. While I’m not a huge fan of the country, there […]

Angkor Wat Dress code

Last updated on October 11th, 2018 at 10:18 am This is post 2 of 4 in the series “Cambodia” Cambodia is most famous for Angkor Wat and a trip to Siem Reap to see one of the top wonders of the world is a must. While I’m not a huge fan of the country, there […]

5 things to do in Siem Reap besides temple

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 09:14 pm This is post 1 of 4 in the series “Cambodia” Cambodia is most famous for Angkor Wat and a trip to Siem Reap to see one of the top wonders of the world is a must. While I’m not a huge fan of the country, there […]

My 10 Day Itinerary to Croatia

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 08:59 pm This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Itinerary” 3 weeks Europe Itinerary: South of France, Cinque Terre and Sicily My 10 Day Itinerary to Croatia Planning the trip has always been to me as much fun as the journey itself, and it was even […]

My top restaurants in Hong Kong

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 02:38 pm This is post 23 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Cheap Holidays in Maldives: 8 days with Mirian Sky Hotel

Last updated on May 20th, 2017 at 11:46 pm This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Maldives” Maldives is long thought of as an expensive destination, but only if you stay on those overwater bungalow. Since they open the local islands, there are so much to see and learn about this low lying […]

Glimpsing authentic Maldives – a photo diary of Gaafaru

Last updated on May 21st, 2017 at 07:35 pm This is post 2 of 3 in the series “Maldives” Maldives is long thought of as an expensive destination, but only if you stay on those overwater bungalow. Since they open the local islands, there are so much to see and learn about this low lying […]

A first timer’s guide to visiting Maldives local islands

Last updated on April 22nd, 2019 at 10:12 pm This is post 1 of 3 in the series “Maldives” Maldives is long thought of as an expensive destination, but only if you stay on those overwater bungalow. Since they open the local islands, there are so much to see and learn about this low lying […]

Top 10 wild things to do in Berlin

Last updated on April 22nd, 2019 at 09:19 am This is post 7 of 10 in the series “Germany” Germany – the land of Oktoberfest and wursts (sausages). I fell in love with travel when I was in Berlin, one of my favourite cities in the world with the best vintage shopping and street food! […]

Around the world in 28 snacks

Snacks are awesome. You all know how obsessed I am with egg waffles in Hong Kong and that got me thinking: there must be unique and fabulous snacks around the world that I don’t know about or haven’t eaten. So I put a call out to a bunch of bloggers asking them what their favourite snack is. […]

Top 5 Street Food in Berlin

This is post 6 of 10 in the series “Germany” Germany – the land of Oktoberfest and wursts (sausages). I fell in love with travel when I was in Berlin, one of my favourite cities in the world with the best vintage shopping and street food! Other noteworthy cities are of course the historic Nuremberg […]

Ham and Sherry Brunch Review – Tapas in Hong Kong

This is post 22 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

Top 5 Markets of Berlin

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 09:42 pm This is post 5 of 10 in the series “Germany” Germany – the land of Oktoberfest and wursts (sausages). I fell in love with travel when I was in Berlin, one of my favourite cities in the world with the best vintage shopping and street food! […]

Top 5 brunch places slash cafes in Berlin (plus my favourite WiFi café)

Last updated on July 23rd, 2019 at 11:00 am This is post 4 of 10 in the series “Germany” Germany – the land of Oktoberfest and wursts (sausages). I fell in love with travel when I was in Berlin, one of my favourite cities in the world with the best vintage shopping and street food! […]

West High Hill – an adventurous alternative to the Peak

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 11:14 pm This is post 21 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

A Day trip to Arashiyama, Japan

Last updated on November 27th, 2018 at 01:24 pm This is post 2 of 6 in the series “Japan” Japan is arguably the most popular country to visit. From sushi to picture perfect temples, hypnotic city lights, and scenic countryside, their culture is also a big draw. From dressing up in Kimonos to hiking Mount […]

Moreish and Malt Afternoon tea: a review

This is post 20 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living in this metropolis is kind of like living in […]

The Ultimate Guide to Temples of Hong Kong (ALL free entry!)  

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 11:00 am This is post 19 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Alternative places to stay in Hong Kong

Last updated on July 20th, 2018 at 11:11 am This is post 18 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

The Best Place to Stay in Hong Kong for First Timers

Last updated on June 27th, 2019 at 11:22 am This is post 17 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Affordable Luxury: how to book great accommodation for less

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 10:13 pmTravelling in luxury is the dream, but most of us can’t afford to splash all our dosh for a single trip because we want to save up for many trips yet to come (or we simply don’t have that much money to begin with)! Luckily for us, there […]

Top things to do in Admiralty and Central Hong Kong

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 06:26 pm This is post 16 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Pineapple Mountain: a visit to the Hong Kong Grand Canyon

Last updated on December 10th, 2020 at 02:29 pm This is post 15 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

My 2016 Travel Review

I can’t believe how fast time has passed! I felt like it was only yesterday that I wrote my 2015 Travel Review. Yet when I check my photo album, it stares back at me with double digit GB data (Ooops). 2016 marks the year where I am no longer a student, however, I haven’t been […]

24 Quirky and Unique New Years Tradition around the world

A new year often signifies starting afresh and long celebrated before it becomes the huge event that it is today. Aside from the fireworks and partying, there are many New Year Traditions around the world that are interesting and unique with histories that stretch back further than the 21st century. The current calendar we use is […]

The Best Time to Visit Hong Kong

Last updated on September 27th, 2018 at 11:01 am This is post 14 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

A 48 hours guide to Macau, China

Last updated on December 4th, 2017 at 10:04 am This is post 2 of 9 in the series “China” China – the land of dragons is a vast and varied country that witnessed one of the oldest history in the world. Pagodas, temples, majestic mountains and rivers, it’s a place like no others and almost […]

The Ultimate Day trip to Nara, Japan

Last updated on August 27th, 2019 at 02:44 pm This is post 1 of 6 in the series “Japan” Japan is arguably the most popular country to visit. From sushi to picture perfect temples, hypnotic city lights, and scenic countryside, their culture is also a big draw. From dressing up in Kimonos to hiking Mount […]

Packing list for Europe Summer: essentials for 3 weeks

Last updated on June 25th, 2018 at 06:45 pmIt’s hard to decide what to bring for a Europe summer backpacking trip. There are so many photogenic places but on the other hand, you don’t want to carry a huge bag around. I am not saying that my packing list is perfect, but I am here […]

3 weeks Europe Itinerary: South of France, Cinque Terre and Sicily

Last updated on August 27th, 2019 at 02:40 pm This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Itinerary” 3 weeks Europe Itinerary: South of France, Cinque Terre and Sicily My 10 Day Itinerary to Croatia 3 weeks in Europe isn’t nearly enough. After all, Europe is full of amazing countries, cities, and natural wonder, […]

Night Hike in Hong Kong: Suicide Cliff, Kowloon Peak

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 11:07 pm This is post 13 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Christmas gift guide: for camera lover, adventurers, innovation keen beans + more

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:57 pmIt’s the most wonderful time of the year again! Christmas is fast approaching, and even though I didn’t grow up in a culture where gift exchange during this festive season is the norm, I am quite susceptible in browsing for gifts whether it’s for Christmas or birthdays. […]

Split to Plitvice Lakes: a self-drive road trip

Last updated on April 1st, 2021 at 12:03 am This is post 12 of 13 in the series “Croatia” Croatia is a coastal country that’s part of the Balkans and a former part of Yugoslavia. With history that stretches back to Roman times and many gorgeous islands, it’s a place perfect for both history and […]

Best brunch Hong Kong: my top 5 western restaurant

Last updated on September 27th, 2018 at 10:23 am This is post 12 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

A half day guide to visiting Krka National Park

Last updated on June 21st, 2019 at 05:41 pm This is post 11 of 13 in the series “Croatia” Croatia is a coastal country that’s part of the Balkans and a former part of Yugoslavia. With history that stretches back to Roman times and many gorgeous islands, it’s a place perfect for both history and […]

Best Area to Stay in Berlin: an insider’s guide

Last updated on May 8th, 2019 at 09:56 am This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Germany” Germany – the land of Oktoberfest and wursts (sausages). I fell in love with travel when I was in Berlin, one of my favourite cities in the world with the best vintage shopping and street food! […]

Best Egg Waffle Hong Kong: tried and tested

Last updated on May 21st, 2021 at 09:10 pm This is post 11 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Best Museums Berlin – guide and tips

Last updated on May 8th, 2019 at 09:25 am This is post 2 of 10 in the series “Germany” Germany – the land of Oktoberfest and wursts (sausages). I fell in love with travel when I was in Berlin, one of my favourite cities in the world with the best vintage shopping and street food! […]

The 3 travel mindsets that stops you from enjoying your holiday

Last updated on November 24th, 2016 at 11:47 amIt’s so easy to travel nowadays that, sometimes, we forget travel is a privilege. If you think back to sixty years ago, most people would never dream of flying to another country, let alone jet setting to an exotic destination a few times a year to explore […]

A Day trip to Eze and Monaco

Last updated on August 7th, 2017 at 05:01 pm This is post 5 of 6 in the series “France” France is a romantic country that oozes charm in every corner. From the cobblestone streets of Paris to the dazzling blue water of the French Rivera, here are some of my favourite places and tips: A […]

A 72 hours guide to Danang, Vietnam

Last updated on August 14th, 2020 at 10:30 pm This is post 10 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

The Ultimate Guide to visiting the Peak, Hong Kong

Last updated on August 6th, 2019 at 01:33 pm This is post 10 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Travelstyle – 7 questions to ask before you travel with someone

Last updated on November 5th, 2016 at 10:26 pmWe all have our own travelstyle, as in the way we travel that can be different or similar to others. It’s one of those things like living with someone, you won’t know how you’d get along until you are on the road. There are lots of posts […]

The Ultimate Guide to Hoi An Old Town, Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:27 am This is post 9 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

The Ultimate Minimalistic Outfit Packing Formular

Last updated on June 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 am   I have to confess – I am the world’s worst over packer. I love the minimalistic packing ideas I see online, but somehow I was never able to adhere to them. Why? Because one of the biggest struggles is planning outfits. We all want to look […]

The Ultimate First Timer’s info guide to Hong Kong

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 11:08 am This is post 9 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Top 5 Hoi An day trips, Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:27 am This is post 8 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

The Ultimate Dining Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:28 am This is post 7 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

5+ amazing Sai Kung beaches in Hong Kong

Last updated on August 14th, 2020 at 02:03 pm This is post 8 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

The Ultimate Shopping guide for Hoi An, Vietnam – tailors, cobblers and more…

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:27 am This is post 6 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

5 things that should be in your travel day bag

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 01:15 pmI am known as the girl who always carries a huge bag around, because I have a long list of essentials in terms of what I need to bring around with me every day. It gets even worse when I am travelling and I can never understand […]

The Ultimate guide to Hue, Vietnam

Last updated on August 19th, 2019 at 11:25 pm This is post 5 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

Top 5 dessert place of Hong Kong (as of Sept 2016)

Last updated on September 26th, 2018 at 01:43 pm This is post 7 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

The Ultimate guide to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Last updated on August 6th, 2019 at 01:41 pm This is post 4 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

Top 8 caves of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Last updated on August 17th, 2019 at 07:56 pm This is post 3 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

The Ultimate Vietnam Survival Guide

Last updated on April 21st, 2019 at 08:04 pm This is post 2 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

5 transportations to take in Hong Kong

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 08:09 pm This is post 6 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

The Ultimate half day Guide to Forbidden City, Beijing

Last updated on December 1st, 2017 at 08:37 pm This is post 1 of 9 in the series “China” China – the land of dragons is a vast and varied country that witnessed one of the oldest history in the world. Pagodas, temples, majestic mountains and rivers, it’s a place like no others and almost […]

How to your trip like a pro: a look at the LTE process

Last updated on December 1st, 2017 at 05:43 pmPlanning a trip is one of the most important things to do prior to your travel (aside from picking the right travel partner, of course). Even for those who are the kind to do things “spontaneously”, one still needs to plan your day to a certain degree. […]

The Ultimate Guide to a Sai Kung Boat trip

Last updated on September 26th, 2018 at 01:24 pm This is post 5 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Sai Kung rock pools: the 4 consecutive pools and falls

Last updated on December 10th, 2020 at 12:30 pm This is post 4 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

My top 5 mistakes on my visit to Vietnam

Last updated on August 27th, 2018 at 01:56 pm This is post 1 of 26 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a favourite country of mine not only because it’s cheaper than Thailand, but also because of its unique mix of Chinese, Viet, and Champa influence. Vietnamese cuisine is one of my top favourite […]

Things to do in Taichung- An adventure up the Yuan Zui Mountain

Last updated on September 25th, 2017 at 10:22 pm This is post 2 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Taiwan is the origin of bubble tea and a sweet potato shaped island that’s a treasure to discover. It’s an eccentric of Chinese and Japanese with abundant street food and national parks, as well as bustling […]

Top 5 things to eat at FengJia Night Market

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 10:10 am This is post 1 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Taiwan is the origin of bubble tea and a sweet potato shaped island that’s a treasure to discover. It’s an eccentric of Chinese and Japanese with abundant street food and national parks, as well as bustling […]

My top 5 of Paris

Last updated on May 6th, 2019 at 09:55 am This is post 4 of 6 in the series “France” France is a romantic country that oozes charm in every corner. From the cobblestone streets of Paris to the dazzling blue water of the French Rivera, here are some of my favourite places and tips: A […]

The Ultimate Summer Reading List

Last updated on October 24th, 2016 at 01:10 pmSummer readings are essential whether you are going on a holiday or having a staycation laying around at home, the pool or the beach. You want to find something engaging and page turning to read during your down time, I know I certainly did when I was […]

The West Coast Explorer – a review with Rail tours Ireland

Last updated on May 6th, 2019 at 09:24 pm This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Ireland” Ireland is not to be confused with the UK, where fairy legends are believed in and castles look like a gothic fairy tale. It’s a historic and interesting country to visit, here are some highlight: Top […]

Top 5 things to do in Dublin (for the non-alcohol interested people)

Last updated on May 28th, 2020 at 10:59 am This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Ireland” Ireland is not to be confused with the UK, where fairy legends are believed in and castles look like a gothic fairy tale. It’s a historic and interesting country to visit, here are some highlight: Top […]

Top 10 travel essentials

Last updated on March 1st, 2017 at 10:30 pmTravelling means bringing things with you, and having been through the process of packing hundreds of times, there are certain items that I always take with me on a trip. Of course, it varies depending on where one is going, and there are the obvious items such […]

A Harry Potter’s Fan Guide to Edinburgh (Whop!)

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 08:40 pm This is post 2 of 2 in the series “United Kingdom” The United Kingdom had been my home four 12 years and a historic and green country when it’s not raining! Here are some of my top picks on what to do in the UK: The […]

The Ultimate Guide to Edinburgh

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 08:37 pm This is post 1 of 2 in the series “United Kingdom” The United Kingdom had been my home four 12 years and a historic and green country when it’s not raining! Here are some of my top picks on what to do in the UK: The […]

The Ultimate Guide to Kew Garden, London

Last updated on December 1st, 2017 at 06:29 pm This is post 17 of 18 in the series “London” Having lived in London for over four years, it’s a city full of characters and weekend markets that I miss the moment I left. While British food has a bad rep, London has a plethora of […]

My top 5 Markets of London

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 08:46 pm This is post 16 of 18 in the series “London” Having lived in London for over four years, it’s a city full of characters and weekend markets that I miss the moment I left. While British food has a bad rep, London has a plethora of […]

7 ways to keep in touch with your friends – long distant

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 08:15 pmWith travelling around the world and moving a norm nowadays, it’s easy to find yourself separated with your friends by thousands of miles. Whether you met through travelling, studying abroad or one of you had simply moved away – that shouldn’t be the end of a friendship. […]

The Ultimate Guide to London Transport

Last updated on April 21st, 2019 at 08:30 pm This is post 15 of 18 in the series “London” Having lived in London for over four years, it’s a city full of characters and weekend markets that I miss the moment I left. While British food has a bad rep, London has a plethora of […]

East vs West – 7 cultural norms and differences

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 04:09 pmAs a girl who was born in Hong Kong, but studied abroad for half my life in the UK, I notice that there are some (not so) subtle things that are different in Hong Kong compared to the UK. Having friends and family from either end of […]

My 1 Day West London Itinerary

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 08:59 pm This is post 14 of 18 in the series “London” Having lived in London for over four years, it’s a city full of characters and weekend markets that I miss the moment I left. While British food has a bad rep, London has a plethora of […]

From London to Europe: tips on making it on the cheap

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 09:09 pm This is post 13 of 18 in the series “London” Having lived in London for over four years, it’s a city full of characters and weekend markets that I miss the moment I left. While British food has a bad rep, London has a plethora of […]

5 restaurants in London that I frequented during my study abroad

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 09:14 pm This is post 12 of 18 in the series “London” Having lived in London for over four years, it’s a city full of characters and weekend markets that I miss the moment I left. While British food has a bad rep, London has a plethora of […]

Study abroad – and how it can be the trip that changed your life. Or not

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 01:28 pmStudy abroad has become a popular thing to do in the 21st century, whether you are going on an exchange for a semester, a year or even longer. It’s an unrivalled opportunity to learn another language, immerse in a new culture and meet some amazing people that […]

Things to do in Sirmione – an escape to Lake Garda

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 10:22 pm This is post 25 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

The Ultimate Guide to 48 hours in Milan

Last updated on April 20th, 2019 at 07:57 pm This is post 24 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Mantua – a hidden town of palaces

Last updated on June 4th, 2019 at 08:49 pm This is post 23 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Top 5 of Padua, Italy

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 10:27 pm This is post 22 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

The Ultimate guide to Verona Opera Festival – tips and expectations

Last updated on August 12th, 2022 at 09:51 pm This is post 21 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

A budget foodie’s guide to Verona

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 10:47 pm This is post 20 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Club di Giulietta – The secret life of a Secretary of Juliet

Last updated on March 1st, 2022 at 01:44 pm This is post 19 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

The 100th post – a look back at why I travel

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:57 pm  In a world where a plane ticket can come as cheap as a high street shopping spree, it seems that anyone can go anywhere if they just decide they would. The Egyptians considered having a lavish palace with servants attending to them as a life rightly […]

Things to do in Villach, Austria

Last updated on March 4th, 2019 at 09:39 pm This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Austria” Austria was the heart of the Austro-Hungarian dynasty Hapsburg and the elegant center of Europe. Classical architecture, Vienese cake and schnitzel, to border towns with river and cobblestone street, here are some top guides: Things to […]

Travelling with your siblings – should you?

Last updated on November 5th, 2016 at 08:15 pmTraveling with people can be taxing, and sometimes even more so with your siblings. I have talked about the pros and cons of group and solo travel, but what I didn’t touch on is having the perfect travel companion. Why? Because there really isn’t such a thing; […]

Chiang Mai Temple Run – Top 5 + Tips

Last updated on March 4th, 2019 at 09:49 pm This is post 5 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

A short guide to Chiang Mai Markets

Last updated on November 26th, 2018 at 11:35 pm This is post 4 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

The Ultimate Price Guide to Chiang Mai

Last updated on April 18th, 2020 at 11:01 am This is post 3 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Zip lining: Flying through the jungles in Chiang Mai

Last updated on April 18th, 2020 at 10:42 am This is post 2 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Elephant chasing in Chiang Mai – Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Review

Last updated on April 18th, 2020 at 10:11 am This is post 1 of 32 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is like a rite of passage for everyone. The land of smiles is also the land of cheap and amazing Thai massages, delicious street food, and many national parks and historic monuments. From temple hopping […]

Bohinj Summer Mobility Card and how to get around Bohinj

Last updated on March 4th, 2019 at 10:33 pm This is post 8 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Slovenia is an underrated country in Central Europe near the Balkans. Famous for Lake Bled, their capital Ljubljana and nearby Lake Bohinj is equally stunning and worth a visit: Metelkova – see the other side of […]

Wine and dine at Stone Nullah Tavern

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 04:11 pm This is post 3 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

Cycling in Bohinj – chasing waterfalls

Last updated on January 24th, 2018 at 08:46 pm This is post 7 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Slovenia is an underrated country in Central Europe near the Balkans. Famous for Lake Bled, their capital Ljubljana and nearby Lake Bohinj is equally stunning and worth a visit: Metelkova – see the other side of […]

Lake Bohinj – spots and sports

Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 06:36 pm This is post 6 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Slovenia is an underrated country in Central Europe near the Balkans. Famous for Lake Bled, their capital Ljubljana and nearby Lake Bohinj is equally stunning and worth a visit: Metelkova – see the other side of […]

A summer day hike – Mount Vogel

Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 08:32 pm This is post 5 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Slovenia is an underrated country in Central Europe near the Balkans. Famous for Lake Bled, their capital Ljubljana and nearby Lake Bohinj is equally stunning and worth a visit: Metelkova – see the other side of […]

Group travel vs Solo travel

Last updated on November 7th, 2016 at 09:07 pmTravelling is fun, there’s no doubt about that. There’s just something exotic and exciting about visiting somewhere that you have never been before. However, there seem to be two schools of people out there who advocate one form of travel over another: group or solo travel. Solo […]

The Ultimate Guide to Bled

Last updated on June 27th, 2019 at 11:08 am This is post 4 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Slovenia is an underrated country in Central Europe near the Balkans. Famous for Lake Bled, their capital Ljubljana and nearby Lake Bohinj is equally stunning and worth a visit: Metelkova – see the other side of […]

Let’s get sporty in Bled

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 04:23 pm This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Slovenia is an underrated country in Central Europe near the Balkans. Famous for Lake Bled, their capital Ljubljana and nearby Lake Bohinj is equally stunning and worth a visit: Metelkova – see the other side of […]

9 things to do in Ljubljana Slovenia

Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 09:24 pm This is post 2 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Slovenia is an underrated country in Central Europe near the Balkans. Famous for Lake Bled, their capital Ljubljana and nearby Lake Bohinj is equally stunning and worth a visit: Metelkova – see the other side of […]

Metelkova – see the other side of Ljubljana

Last updated on November 26th, 2016 at 09:56 pm This is post 1 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Slovenia is an underrated country in Central Europe near the Balkans. Famous for Lake Bled, their capital Ljubljana and nearby Lake Bohinj is equally stunning and worth a visit: Metelkova – see the other side of […]

5 Penang restaurants I always go to

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 10:45 am This is post 2 of 6 in the series “Malaysia” Since my dad’s side of the family is from Penang, I’m no stranger to Malaysia. From the best street food to eat in Penang to hiking Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, here are my top guides: 5 […]

5 must try Penang food

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 10:03 am This is post 1 of 6 in the series “Malaysia” Since my dad’s side of the family is from Penang, I’m no stranger to Malaysia. From the best street food to eat in Penang to hiking Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, here are my top guides: 5 […]

My top 3 meals in Croatia

Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 10:13 pm This is post 10 of 13 in the series “Croatia” Croatia is a coastal country that’s part of the Balkans and a former part of Yugoslavia. With history that stretches back to Roman times and many gorgeous islands, it’s a place perfect for both history and […]

Kamenjak National Park – seeking Dinosaur footprints

Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 10:29 pm This is post 9 of 13 in the series “Croatia” Croatia is a coastal country that’s part of the Balkans and a former part of Yugoslavia. With history that stretches back to Roman times and many gorgeous islands, it’s a place perfect for both history and […]

The Ultimate Guide to Pula, Croatia

Last updated on June 4th, 2019 at 08:53 pm This is post 8 of 13 in the series “Croatia” Croatia is a coastal country that’s part of the Balkans and a former part of Yugoslavia. With history that stretches back to Roman times and many gorgeous islands, it’s a place perfect for both history and […]

Mount Etna tours review – a geo adventure

Last updated on April 25th, 2019 at 10:32 am This is post 18 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Liebster Award – get to know me through 11 questions

I have been nominated to do the Liebster Award by the lovely David and Sissy from wetraveltolive! Liebster Award is a chain of 11 questions asked by up and coming travel blogger to one and other, in an attempt to get to know each other better. 1) What is the worst accommodation you’ve ever stayed […]

Top 5 things to do in Catania Sicily

Last updated on April 27th, 2019 at 06:14 pm This is post 17 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

Top 5 things to do in Palermo Sicily

Last updated on May 3rd, 2019 at 04:27 pm This is post 16 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

A Short Guide to Taormina

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 09:15 am This is post 15 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

5 reasons why I ditched London and move back to Hong Kong

Last updated on September 26th, 2018 at 11:52 am This is post 2 of 117 in the series “Hong Kong” Born and bred in Hong Kong – I have finally moved back to my home town after my 12 years stunt as a student in the UK. In a city of 7 million people, living […]

The Ultimate Guide to the Aeolian Islands

Last updated on April 27th, 2019 at 08:10 pm This is post 14 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]

A Night hike up Stromboli

Last updated on April 27th, 2019 at 08:13 pm This is post 13 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is a country full of history, culture, art, and stunning nature. Whether it’s the pictureseque canals of Venice, ragged mountains of Dolomite or pristine water of the Sicily Islands, there is something for everyone. And […]