Month: August 2017

A Traveller’s Guide To The Ancient City Of Hoi An

In recent years, modern industry has changed the vintage Vietnam landscape in a big way. Some may argue that modernizing your city is could be a good thing, but the historic city of Hoi An in central Vietnam, however seems to be unfazed by the prospect… The South-East Asian trading port still holds all the wonders it did since the 15th century. The true beauty of central Vietnam is on full display here…to help navigate Vietnam’s living time capsule, here is a pictorial guide to the beautifully preserved city of Hoi An. Stepping foot into Hoi An’s “Old Town” District...

Read More

A Traveller’s Guide To The Nerd Malls Of Hong Kong

Marvel, Star Wars, Transformers, Playstation, Xbox, Apple, iPhone, Galaxy S’s, Nvidia…if any of these names pique any kind of interest for you, then Hong Kong is definitely a mecca that will satisfy any of your geeky hobbies… Let it be known that I also love everything on this list…be it video games, superhero movies or the overwhelming urge to get your hands on the latest in hi-tech gear, every time I am in Hong Kong, I find myself running to the malls dedicated to all my hobbies. Mongkok and its surrounding areas on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong...

Read More

Three Days In Phu Quoc (A Weekend Guide To Vietnam’s Tropical Island Paradise)

If the mad hustle of Vietnam life has got you needing an urgent change of pace, it’s comforting to know that the peaceful serenity of Vietnam’s largest island is not far away… With only an hour flight from Saigon or a two-hour flight from Hanoi, Phu Quoc is certainly well within reach, and with flights leaving daily for as low as $50USD each way, your weekend plans might be looking up. To help guide you through this island paradise, here’s how we spent our weekend on what has been affectionately dubbed Vietnam’s “Pearl Island”… Day 1   (9:10am-12:00am) Arriving...

Read More

It’s Official! Everything Is Delicious At The Joy Hing Roasted Meat Restaurant

There are literally hundreds of BBQ restaurants vying for your stomach’s attention in Hong Kong. Each having the aroma of roasted duck, goose and pork radiating through the windows, as they are lined-up blissfully in a row. With a choice of so many BBQ restaurants, how is it possible to find which one is the absolute best of the best? Oh! That’s easy…Joy Hing Roasted Meat, of course… If you have ever spent more than a minute in Hong Kong, then the sight of hanging meat in a restaurant window should be as commonplace as seeing a hamburger at...

Read More