• Asia
  • Tokyo Tips

    I love Tokyo. It is one of the few cities we have returned to multiple times, and know that we will visit again. See my Modern Traditional Tokyo article for more information on Akihabara electric town, Sumo, Harajuku, Meiji-jingu, Tsukiji central fish market, Ninja Akasaka, Shibuya crossing, the Hachiko statue and Tokyo Sky Tree. For […]

  • Asia
  • Thai Zip Lining

    I was initially sceptical when a friend (who works as a safety professional) suggested going zip lining in Thailand. He and his partner had been previously and were keen to return, which were both good signs, but it was his description of the well maintained equipment and sound safety procedures executed by well trained staff […]

  • Hong Kong
  • Chinese Feet Treats

    The ancient Chinese medical text Huangdi Neijing (黃帝內經) is the fundamental document of Chinese medicine and recommends massage as a treatment for medical ailments. Thus reflexology was born, a branch of alternative medicine based on the application of pressure to a series of zones and reflex areas on the hands and feet to treat issues in the correlating […]

  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Street Art

    While street art in cities such as London, Paris, Berlin and Hamburg is celebrated, protected or at least tolerated, Hong Kong has a different attitude. The Hong Kong’s Highways Department is quick to remove any unauthorised art, such as the systematic removal of Invader’s 2014 Hong Kong wave. Authorised art has a longer life span, […]