A day in Hong Kong is better than no day in Hong Kong

Taking a stopover between flights is a good way to get a bonus trip within a trip. Hong kong is one of those places where I’ll build in a stop if I have the time. I figure that a day in Hong Kong is better than no day in Hong Kong. I first used this […]

Staying in a Blade Runner-esque apartment block in Hong Kong

Hotel Name: Daxiong Hotel Address: Flat K, 4/F, New Lucky House, 15 Jordan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong. “I’m staying in that building!” I exclaimed to myself as I approached the Daxiong Hotel. As a frequent visitor to Hong Kong I was familiar with this apartment block, though I didn’t know it’s name. When I […]

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – 3 bridges and an undersea tunnel on the world’s longest sea bridge

The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge opened in October 2018, making it possible to travel directly by car or bus from Hong Kong to Macau. The HKZM bridge is an overseas highway with three cable-stayed bridges and an undersea tunnel, so it’s not technically a continuous bridge. However you classify it, at 55-kilometres long it’s the longest […]

Hong Kong West Kowloon – The railway station of the Hong Kong – Beijing high-speed railway

The Hong Kong West Kowloon Station is the terminus of the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway. With the opening of the station in September 2018, it’s now possible to travel from Hong Kong to Beijing in one train trip. Construction began in 2011, which is about the same time that I became a regular visitor to […]

Hotel Review: Silka Seaview Hotel, Hong Kong

Hotel Name: Silka Seaview Hotel Address: 250 Shanghai St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong. I stayed at the Silka Seaview Hotel in Hong Kong. I booked it online at Hotels.com and picked it for the combination of price and location. The Silka Seaview Hotel is a 3-star hotel in Yau Ma Tei, which is one […]

Where I’m At: July, 2018 – Osaka edition

Greetings from Osaka and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Luang Prabang I ended up spending a week in Luang Prabang, and it turned out to be a productive stay. I was mainly interested in exploring the town, so […]

Flight Review: HK Express – Hong Kong to Osaka Kansai

Flight: HK Express UO 898 From: Hong Kong (HKG) To: Kansai International Airport (KIX) I flew with HK Express from Hong Kong to Osaka Kansai. HK Express is a Hong Kong-based low-cost airline operating with Airbus A320 aircraft from their Hong Kong Airport base. They mostly fly to destinations in East Asia and selected Southeast […]

Hotel Review: Travelodge Central, Hollywood Road – Hong Kong

Hotel Name: Travelodge Central, Hollywood Road Address: 263 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong. Summary: A great-value mid-range hotel in one of the coolest areas of Central Hong Kong. After launching their first hotel in Kowloon in 2017, Travelodge Hotels Asia have been expanding to more destinations across the region. They have added a second Hong […]

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

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 876 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Hong Kong (HKG) I flew with VietJet Air from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong. I compared flights online with Skyscanner, and Vietjet was the best option for me. I took the same flight last year, and like last year the combination […]

Where I’m At: November, 2017 – Chiang Mai edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Chiang Mai! I’ve been here for nearly two weeks on a visa run from Vietnam. In that time I’ve completed a new map of current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia. [Click here for […]