• Europe
  • Oktoberfest and More in Munich

    Munich’s main attraction is the annual Oktoberfest folk festival located on Theresienwiese in the city center. There is something for everyone at Oktoberfest with parades, fairground rides, sideshows and of course the beer tents. Oktoberfest 2015 ran from 19th September to 4th October 2015 with 5.9 million visitors drinking their way through 7.7 million litres of […]

  • Europe
  • Swiss Misadventures

    It started at breakfast, our first meal in Switzerland. You see some interesting food on breakfast buffets around the world. Some I wouldn’t eat any time of the day, like congee, and some I wouldn’t think to have for breakfast, like miso soup. The potato salad on the Lucerne hotel breakfast buffet fell into the second category […]

  • 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, […]

  • Travel
  • Immigration Forms

    When arriving in a foreign country at the end of a long journey, travellers may not be in the best state to deal with clearing customs and immigration. This usually involves completing a form, and some of the questions can be unclear. The US ‘I-94W Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure Form’ asks the following doozies: