Month: February 2018

Star Ferry, Hong Kong

The Star Ferry is a great, economical and efficient way to see Hong Kong from Victoria Harbour. You can get great views of the skyline without having to cough up for a river cruise, plus you can take an iconic mode of transport across to somewhere like Tsim Tsa Shui  (if like us you’re staying on the island). You can always get the subway back. Consider making a trip out of it across to Mongkok and Kowloon Bay.

.Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

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Orchard Road, Singapore

Orchard Road is everything if not overwhelming. It’s an iconic shopping strip that breathes life into Singapore and boasts local small businesses as well as international brands. Everything is connected by a series of underground tunnels so it’s likely that you’ll be able to avoid the ground level heat and humidity by taking the rat runs between shopping malls. In fact, you’ll want for nothing because everything is available here; food, homewares, clothes, even a train home. And you won’t get lost because Singapore is very easy to navigate regardless of language barrier. I’d recommend that you research whether your trip falls near a major holiday, as the shopping centres take any chance to celebrate the dollar. We went around Christmas and there was fanfare and tinsel and fake snow on every windowsill- an eye opening experience.  

Spend a day wandering without any plans. You’ll be able to amuse yourself for sure.




Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

Bosozoku, South Yarra, Melbourne

What a cool bar! First of all, the aesthetic is awesome; Japanese popular culture themed with Mario Kart, a jacuzzi and games to play. The food is delicious, with Japanese inspired burgers served in a bento box and cocktails served like bubble tea. It’s such a fun bar to hang at with friends, and you’ll probably amuse yourselves for a solid amount of time here like we did, before moving on. It’s pricey, but not too obscene. You’ve got to embrace it and go the full experience. Totally recommend and will definitely return some day soon. 
.Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

The Peak is a must do in Hong Kong. If you just want to follow the crowds, then the funicular railway will take you right into the heart of a tourist shopping mall with Madame Tussauds and an ultra peak experience. (Beware of the toilets and try to go beforehand, they’re rather scary, scuzzy and all round pretty rough). Looked too tacky for me. 

If you want a unique and local experience, take the Peak walk. It’s about half an hour round trip walking through the forest up there with excellent panoramic views of Victoria Harbour. The track includes great little stops for fitness workouts and picnics too. We got caught in the rain and it started bucketing down, turns out we were in the middle of a rain cloud! Walking in the warm monsoonal rain may sound horrible, but it was truly liberating if not magical. What an experience you’ve just got to embrace- something I’ll never forget.



Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

Love Scene, Bangkok, Thailand

Love Scene is unassuming. To be honest, it’s not a place I would have chosen myself, considering it’s location just off Soi Cowboy and it’s grunge appearance from the street. Went there on a recommendation with a local and honestly, worth it. The food tasted totally authentic and didn’t hold back on spice or flavour. The papaya salad has a real punch and it does Thai Cuisine perfectly. Well priced and great value; It’s one of those hole-in-the-wall restaurants where you shouldn’t worry about decor or location because the food transcends. 
.Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.

Tian Tan (Big Buddha), Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Honestly, it’s majestic when it rises up out of the clouds and it’s stunning when it you stand in front of it and take in the sheer size of this Buddha. However, when put in perspective that it was only constructed in recent history, and placed in such a manufactured tourist town on top of Lantau Island, it’s really not worth the trip. We waited a full hour in queues for the cable car (which was a nice journey) only for the heavens to open up and bucket down as soon as we set foot on the island. I can’t give you a reason to go, as the negatives outweigh the positives of this trip. 


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Disclaimer: This review was also posted on TripAdvisor. This blog has no affiliation with TripAdvisor. I just share my experiences to spread the love to fellow travelers.