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 […]


Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from Asakusa in Tokyo, Japan. Senso-ji, is one of Tokyo’s most famous temples.  It is the oldest temple in Tokyo, however the buildings were all destroyed in the Tokyo air raids of 1945 during World War II. Today the shrine has become a symbol of […]


Gung hei fat choy! The shops have all started selling red and gold decorations, lanterns and red envelopes galore…and that can only mean one thing– Chinese New Year is just around the corner here in Hong Kong. Time to brush up on those Chinese New Year phrases! Chinese New Year typically falls between January and February depending on the […]

Dotonbori Street: The Symbol of Osaka

Dotonbori–the symbol of Osaka, the epitome of kuidaore, nestled along the canal of the Umezu river. If there were ever a place to simultaneously exhibit both traditional and modern Japan, it would be here. An area loved by both tourists and locals alike, Dotonbori seems to have something for everyone. If you’re going for a […]

Foto Friday: Chinese New Year Lanterns in Chinatown, Singapore

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from Chinatown in Singapore. We were fortunate in that the night we were staying in Chinatown, there was a huge festival going on for Chinese New Year. The streets were shut down early in the morning to begin setting up, and […]