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Fun-runs and marathons around the region

With the year-end rapidly approaching, chances are your 2017 resolutions remain untouched and unaccomplished. But hey – there’s always next year, right? Sometimes all you need is…

Comfort food dishes around the region

With Christmas drawing ever-closer, you’d be forgiven for feeling homesick and craving the creature comforts that come from knowing your surroundings like the back of your hand.…

Where to book your office Christmas party

Whether you belong to a mammoth corporation or a start-up with colleagues you can count on one hand, the chances are you and your team are organising…

Your guide to the E-Prix 2017

After an electrifying debut in Hong Kong last year, the HK Formula E returns this December for a two-day, two-race extravaganza. For those among you who think…

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…

Quick health hacks for your next junk trip

Summer is here and I am enjoying it on a holiday in my beautiful home country Austria, travelling back and forth between the lush countryside and my…

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…

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 HK cinemas 16th to 22nd Nov 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=EuOlYPSEzSc&t=63s Geostorm When a climate-controlling…

Showing in HK cinemas 9th to 15th Nov 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=EuOlYPSEzSc&t=63s Geostorm When a climate-controlling…

Basic Cantonese - Part 13 (hair cut)

In part 13 of our Cantonese blog we look at how to use the language in the hairdressers or barbers. Click the play button to hear the…

Basic Cantonese - Part 12 (repairs)

In part 12 of our Cantonese we show you useful phrases for when things go wrong with your apartment. Click the play button to hear the audio.…

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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