Hong Kong as an extremely interesting city. It has a very rich cultural history as it was first part of the Chinese empire, then the British, then the Japanese, then again the British, and finally somewhere in the middle (at the moment a special administrative region of China) which they … more »
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China, Hong Kong & Macau
Welcome to the world’s most populous country!
Home to ancient customs and traditions, exquisite cuisine (<3 dim sum!) and unique society and culture.
A dream destination for many travelers around the world, including A&Z!
This place might look like Venice, but it is not. The water doesn’t have a funny smell, there are no over-priced restaurants all around serving pasta & pizza, no tour agents trying to sell you walking tours either, nor even religious monuments. There wouldn’t be… as this is actually a … more »
If someone would ask me what my favorite thing to do in Hong Kong is, I’d probably reply “getting lost”. The city is HUGE, but the different districts and neighborhoods are really distinct amongst themselves. You can either find yourself on top of the hill at the fancy Mid-Levels, or … more »
We’re currently spending some time in Lisbon, one of my favorite cities in the world. I remember when we visited Macau last year how funny it all felt to me: it was like my body was in Portugal while my mind had been transported to China. The blend of Portuguese … more »
This drawing summarizes quite well my wishes for the new year. I hope for a world where we see each other as equal, no matter where we come from, what we look like, where we live or what we own. We saw this drawing in a kids’ exhibition in the … more »
Whether you like it or not, haggling is a big part of daily life in China. Whether it’s for a cab fare, bus ticket, street food or even clothes in local stores, you just cannot get away without being able to haggle. The good news is that Chinese are not … more »
It has been over a year since I put together “The Yummiest Blog Post of the Year“. As a fan of food (or food porn whenever actual food is not around), I like looking at photos of delicious meals from around the world. Ethnic food, weird eats, indulgent sweets and … more »
Macau’s historical center is a UNESCO world heritage site. It’s basically very Portuguese. The ruins in the picture are of a church that was dedicated to Mary, only the southern facade stands and gives it quite a fantasy-like look. Interestingly, the facade was decorated by Japanese Christians in exile during … more »
Las Vegas gets all the buzz when it comes to casinos, but hey, Macao deserves some attention too! We first arrived in Macao at night. Getting to town by ferry (coming from Hong Kong) you enjoy a great view of the skyline and buildings covered in luminous signs, reflecting their … more »
One might think that cliches are a basic way of generalizing and even categorizing people. But if cliches exist, it must be for a reason. While traveling, we observe a lot of those cliches that happen to be true: Chinese people tend to travel in big groups and carry great … more »