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 […]

Flight Review: Juneyao Airlines – Hong Kong to Shanghai (Pudong)

Flight: Juneyao Airlines HO 1306 From: Hong Kong (HKG) To: Shanghai (PVG) I flew with Juneyao Airlines from Hong Kong to Shanghai. I compared flights with Skyscanner and Juneyao was the cheapest of the lot. It was also at the worst possible time, departing at 22:25 and arriving in Shanghai at 1:20 in the morning. […]

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 with Skyscanner, and Vietjet was the cheapest option. My total ticket price with a checked bag came to 1,259,000 VND, which is about $55 […]

Hotel Review: Shanghai Red Hotel – Hong Kong

Hotel Name: Shanghai Red Hotel Address: 152 Shanghai Street, Jordan, Hong Kong. I stayed at the Shanghai Red Hotel in Hong Kong. I booked online and picked the hotel for its location in the Jordan area of Kowloon, which is one of my preferred places to stay in Hong Kong. The Shanghai Red Hotel is […]

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 […]