St Patrick’s Day: The Craic in our Destinations

Bagpiper's at Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade © Melinda / Flickr Creative Commons CC by 2.0Once again it’s time to paint the town green – wherever you are. A tradition that’s long since left Ireland to take over the world; the date March 17th is now a universal call to party. We look at the best places to make merry … Continue reading
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Our travel photographers – Steve Brookwell

If you’re reading this blog it’s a fair bet you suffer from some form of wanderlust. It’s also likely you got it by looking at travel photos, whether in old National Geographics, friends’ holiday snaps or by surfing the web. Travel is an especially evocative … Continue reading
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A neighbourhood guide to Hong Kong’s Kwun Tong district

Across Victoria Harbour from Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula usually attracts visitors for its shopping, but there’s another reason to make the trip across the water. Situated in the east of Kowloon Peninsula, the Kwun Tong neighbourhood of Hong Kong stretches from the forested … Continue reading

10 unmissable markets in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is something of a shopper’s paradise”¦but not only for its high-end boutiques and many sprawling shopping malls. What truly makes the retail therapy in this city stand out? It’s all about the market scene. Whether you’re shopping for bamboo steamers or vintage cameras, … Continue reading

The best hotel suites in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, a luxury suite goes a very long way. For starters, there are the panoramic views – many of the city’s top stays are set within vertiginous skyscrapers, providing jaw-dropping vantage points of Victoria Harbour, the Peak and that one-of-a-kind cityscape. This is also … Continue reading

Hong Kong’s best restaurants

From slurping noodles at roadside cha chaan tengs to nibbling haute cuisine at fine dining establishments, if there’s one thing Hong Kong diners have in common, it’s that they’re serious about their food. You may think that feeding the rumbling stomachs of seven million foodies would … Continue reading

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

The glitter’s barely settled from 2016’s Chinese New Year celebrations here in Hong Kong, where we welcomed in the Year of the Monkey with dragon dancers leaping through the streets and excited calls of ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’ richoceting around the red and gold festoooned … Continue reading

From Temples to Teepees: Six Unusual Places to Stay in Hong Kong

Like any major world city, Hong Kong is saturated with hotels by all the big name chains. But, look just beyond that well-known logo and you’ll find plenty of unusual places to stay in Hong Kong shimmering between the skyscrapers. When you’ve flown far, far from home, the … Continue reading