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District Guide – Mid Levels

Sitting on top of the world’s longest set of outdoor covered escalators, the Mid Levels district offers everything an expat would ever want for – accessibility to…

Five things to do this weekend – 21st to 23rd July

Got plans this weekend? Try one of these great events happening around Hong Kong…   Studio 943 Summer Special – Street Musician Night 21 July, 8-10pm 943…

Learning to Drive in Hong Kong - my experience of a Hong Kong driving school

Admittedly, when I was 17 and living in the UK, I made the mistake of forgoing driving lessons and refusing my parents’ offer to pay for them.…

Rolling in the Deep

Scuba diving is one those awesome hobbies that you tend to hear your friends talking about rather than doing it yourself. I have to admit that when…

Going for gold: a guide to the best frequent flyer options from HK

As an expat in Hong Kong, you get used to spending a significant amount of time flying – whether it’s around the region for business, a short…

Destination guide to... China

It's been 20 years since Hong Kong was handed back to China by the British, yet many expats living and working here fail to take the opportunity…

Best Hotel Swimming Pools for a Long Hot Summer in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, like London, New York and Paris, tends to clear out in the summer months local population wise. If you're not joining the annual max exodus…

Is it time Hong Kong took a Digital Detox?

      Travel writer Will Hide recently visited Hong Kong and Tweeted: “Never seen anywhere quite like HK for people mindlessly glued to their phones, constantly…

Unwind in my favourite wellness and yoga retreat in Thailand

  Here I am again, sitting on the cliffs of Bamboo restaurant in Haad Yuan Bay, Thailand, surrounded by lush beauty. The place feels almost unreal when…

Your daily fitness routine for 2017: start now!

  Have you ever tried running stairs? I have a short fitness routine I do before I go to work that consists of running up and down…

Landlord Bully - from Sham Shui Po to Pacific Place

Have you ever been a victim of landlord bully? Perhaps one day as you come close to the end of your tenancy, you are informed that your…

The Survival of the Fittest

As a woman living in Hong Kong, statistically, I stand to have the longest life span for women in the world at 86.7 years beating the previous…

Too good, fellas: Carbone, Hong Kong

Originally posted on finefooddude.com and reproduced with permission:   “In prison, dinner was always a big thing. We had a pasta course, then we had a meat or a…

Little Leviathans: Monsters and Saviours That Will Kill You

This is not a happy post.  It is not a light and frivolous post.  But this is an important post, maybe the most important one I have written.  You…

Mystic Point Opens at Hong Kong Disneyland !!

Mystic Point Opening at Hong Kong Disneyland   As most people who know me know, I have been very impressed with Hong Kong Disneyland.  However, one of…

Showing in Hong Kong cinemas 20th to 26th July 2017

Looking to take in a film this weekend? These are some of the movie highlights showing at a cinema screen near you.   Dunkirk Christopher Nolan (The…

Showing in Hong Kong cinemas 13th to 19th July 2017

Looking to take in a film this weekend? These are some of the movie highlights showing at a cinema screen near you.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LeOH9AGJQM Cars 3 With…

Basic Cantonese - Part 11 (descriptive words)

In part 11 of our Cantonese blog we look at descriptive words to help in all situations. Click on the arrow to play the audio clip.  …

Basic Cantonese - Part 10 (wet market shopping)

In part 10 of our lessons, we look at how to make yourself understood in Cantonese when buying produce from the wet market. Click the arrow to hear…

100 interviews to get a job in Hong Kong

Imagine you’re about to be interviewed for a role, one that has far fewer responsibilities than your experience to date. The reason you applied is that you’ve…

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