Countdown to Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Hong Kong. And with the official celebration kicking off tomorrow, today has been quite the busy day for many as they prepare for this important event. That’s right– before you can receive your lai see, watch fancy parades and throw oranges into ancient trees, there is a lot of preparing that […]


Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from Kinkakuji in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto is filled with beautiful shrines and temples, but in my opinion, none can be compared to the beauty of Kinkakuji (“Golden Pavilion”). Officially called Rokuon-ji, this Buddhist temple has acquired a lot of fame recently […]


People are traveling more, for less thanks to the existence of budget airlines such as Tiger, Ryanair, and AirAsia. Although it’s great to be traveling while on a tight budget, these carriers are called “no-frills” for a reason. Tickets on low-cost airlines are cheap because they are able to cut out all other services and […]

The 5 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Hong Kong

A new year brings new travelers to Hong Kong–especially as the Chinese New Year festivities are quickly approaching. Planning your explorations around a new city can be exhilarating yet challenging, especially when visiting during a major holiday. So where else should you visit when you’re not taking part in all the exciting Chinese New Year events? What other […]