Far from claiming that a long weekend getaway to Hong Kong last October had suddenly turned me into an expert, I am, however, a believer that hidden gems will sometimes make themselves known best to the unassuming traveler. And this recent hidden bar addition to the Hong Kong bar scene (and spectacular Ashley Sutton creation) … More Hong Kong’s Amazing Bar Scene: Dragonfly
Hiking the MacLehose Trail No. 2 Hiking in Hong Kong is an absolute must! On the very first day of our very short trip to Hong Kong, we went to the High Island Reservoir East Dam – an adventure to get there. After trying, and failing to efficiently communicate with the taxi driver at the … More Hiking Hong Kong: the MacLehose Trail No. 2
How many hotels have this 9.1 Superb rating on Booking.com, out of 2,005 reviews ? Not that many, really. And Shangri La’s newer addition – Kerry Hotel Hong Kong – deserves it fully! This is not a sponsored or comped post, just my honest opinion; it’s aimed to hopefully help filter down on the myriad of online “recommendations” (honest … More My Honest Opinion of Shangri La’s #WithAView Kerry Hotel Hong Kong
Planning a short stay in Hong Kong? Let me tell you about mine, and you can hopefully plan yours ! Hong Kong was one of those destinations which kept getting the back seat, for some reason; a combination of ‘the world is so big, what do I want to see first?’ with ‘this year was … More My Hong Kong Microadventures: A 3-Day Planner
Tai Pan Book Review Another month, another country. Another Readathon. Although my readathon page has suffered from quiet drought, behind the scenes many readathons did, in fact, occur, keeping as always good company: en route to Zanzibar, while exploring Spanish gems, and most recently: en route to Hong Kong. I had not read James Clavell’s … More Tai Pan Book Review : The Founding of Hong Kong as described by J. Clavell
A history of my quirkiest flights: with my best friend and travel companion, & the most awesome travel app out there! Here’s looking at you, TripIt 😉 7 years of travel & over half a million km spent in the air. That amounts to 27 days of continuously sitting in an airplane. Give or take, you know. … More My Seven Years in the Air: A History of Quirkiest Flights
We were off to Bali with a pretty sizable list of things to go and places to see – as always.
But then life happened.
In a good way, of course.
Because, with barely 5 days in our pockets, on an island where getting around takes quite a bit of time (despite the relatively decent infrastructure) there was just too much to do & waaay too little time..
At some point, you have to tell yourself to: just chill the heck down & enjoy the show.!
So I abruptly tore my to-do list and brought it back to basics, giving in to the most delicious piece of laziness I’ve had in quite a while.
… More Bali-laziness, Fireflies & Shooting Stars
Here’s my 3rd and last book review from the Bali readathon, which I actually finished after getting back, but I’m sure it still counts.
Snowing in Bali is a very well written book and a fantastic first hand account of the drug landscape in Bali.
The stories in the book are those of seemingly regular people, who were drawn into the whirlwind, glamorous, scary and dangerous life of drugs, their rise and fall and current predicament… … More A Bali Readathon #3: Snowing in Bali
I came across Seawalker in my search for snorkeling options, and got quickly convinced to change plans.
Because, even with all the great progress in my recent swimming lessons (muchas gracias, Elvis!) and the eventual life vest I guess you can wear while snorkeling, it just seemed easier to do this seawalk.
Plus, I’ve always dreamed of playing astronaut!
And this was the Cousteau type of astronaut , so double win!
….. … More Wannabe Underwater Astronauts – in Bali!
We’re really switching gears from Revolt in Paradise, with this one!
Balilicious is unfairly listed as a chick flick, and now that I’ve read it I know and would seriously disagree with that label..
… More A Bali Readathon #2: Balilicious