Where to stay in Hong Kong

Where to stay in Hong Kong: A guide to the best areas to stay in Hong Kong If you are visiting Hong Kong and wondering which areas are the best to stay I have listed the areas for first-time visitors to Hong Kong. Regular visitors may find places further out if it’s going to save […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Hong Kong to Bangkok (DMK)

Flight: AirAsia FD 505 From: Hong Kong (HKG) To: Bangkok (DMK) I flew with AirAsia from Hong Kong to Bangkok. I booked it after doing an airfare comparison with Skyscanner. In the end AirAsia had the best price around the time of day I wanted to fly. I like AirAsia (I’ve flown over 50 times […]

Hotel Review: Travelodge Kowloon – Ideally located in the Jordan area of Hong Kong

Hotel Name: Travelodge Kowloon Address: 23 Saigon St, Jordan, Hong Kong Summary: An affordable mid-range hotel ideally located in the Jordan area of Hong Kong. Travelodge Kowloon is the first hotel in the Travelodge group to open in Asia. The hotel is in the Jordan area of Kowloon, which is one of my preferred areas […]

Flight Review: Eastar Jet – Seoul (Incheon) to Hong Kong

Flight: Eastar Jet ZE 931 From: Seoul Incheon (ICN) To: Hong Kong (HKG) I flew with Eastar Jet from Seoul to Hong Kong. I compared flights with Skyscanner, which gives the option of searching for flights from both Seoul airports (Incheon and Gimpo). In the end Eastar offered a good price at a reasonable hour […]

Giving Shenzhen a second chance

Shenzhen and I didn’t get off to a good start the first around. It was the end of 2010 and I was finishing a two month trip in China. I was in Shanghai and I had a flight to catch in Hong Kong. Flights to Shenzhen were half the price of those to Hong Kong, […]

sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck – the best view in Hong Kong

When it comes to getting a good view from a skyscraper observation deck you need a combination of height and position in the city to make it a worthwhile attraction. The sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck ticks both of those boxes. Whenever I wanted a view of Hong Kong I’ve always gone to Victoria Peak. […]

Flight Review: Vietjet Air – Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Vietjet Air VJ 877 From: Hong Kong (HKG) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Vietjet Air from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City. I searched for flights with Skyscanner.com and found that Vietjet had the best price at a good time of day to fly. I have flown from Hong […]

Hotel Review: Xiang Mei Hotel, Shenzhen – a budget hotel in the lively Dongmen shopping area

Hotel Name: Xiang Mei Hotel – Laojie Branch Address: Yindu Building, 3016 Shennan East Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen, China I stayed at the Xiang Mei Hotel – Laojie Branch in Shenzhen, China. I had no idea where I should stay in Shenzhen as there doesn’t appear to be a central area that is most advantageous […]

Hotel Review: Casa Hotel, Hong Kong – a great budget hotel on Nathan Road

Hotel Name: Casa Hotel Address: 487-489 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong I satyed at the Casa Hotel in Hong Kong. The Casa is next to the Yau Ma Tei Metro, near the Jordan area in Kowloon. I like staying in this area as you have access to a metro station and you can […]

My Hong Kong hotel experience featuring one tiny room, stinky tofu, hookers, and all-night street food parties

Hotel Name: Temple Street Hotel – Toronto Motel Group Address: 1/F, 98 Woosung Street, Jordan, Hong Kong I’v stayed in some unusual hotels in Hong Kong over the years, but the Temple Street Hotel may rank as the most peculiar. I booked online and selected it for its location in the Jordan area, which I […]