Hong Kong’s Best-Kept Secrets

In 2012, over 48 million visitors entered Hong Kong; it’s undoubtedly one of Asia’s hottest destinations. Emily Jones reveals some of Hong Kong’s lesser-known attractions you might not have thought to visit–but definitely should!

Photography: A Peek into Paradise

A peek out of the Población (town proper) in El Nido, Palawan, in the Philippines. El Nido is considered to have some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the Philippines. The town was originally called Bacuit, but was changed in 1954 to El Nido, with nido meaning “bird’s nest” in Spanish. El Nido is where much of the nests for the […]

Settling Dust in the Sunset: First Impressions of Phnom Penh

Cambodia. A country that’s difficult to talk about without mentioning either the ongoing state of poverty in which so many of its citizens live, or without mentioning the horrors of the genocide of the Khmer Rouge only a few decades past. It would be a shame to reduce such a beautiful country to its darkest recesses. There’s a lot of […]

The Year of the Horse: Celebrating Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

The Chinese New Year has come and the Year of the Horse has officially begun. I was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong during the celebrations and got a first hand look at how the Chinese celebrate their biggest holiday of the year. 

Always Try the Noodle Soup, Part Two: Thailand

I have one rule that’s never failed to serve me well when travelling in Asia. Always try the noodle soup. Thailand is certainly no exception. Here’s part two of a slightly obsessive series on noodle soups in Asia.

Photography: Sumo and a Cell Phone

A Sumo wrestler takes a phone call in Asakusa, Toyko, Japan. Sumo has been rapidly declining in popularity throughout Japan as interest shifts toward modern sports. (Photo by Michael Johnstone)

Always Try the Noodle Soup, Part One: Taiwan

Ask anyone who’s travelled abroad and they’ll probably be able to give you a tonne of travel tips. From packing one’s suitcase to finding cheap accommodations, every traveler has something to say about pretty much everything. But there’s one rule I follow above all others.