While in Hong Kong we took a walk through the night market at Temple Street. The open air flea market at Temple Street is quite interesting. First of all, it’s a night market which makes it quite unusual (aren’t flea markets early morning or afternoon affairs ?). Then, you walk … 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!
We visited the Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) in Hong Kong. When you visit this area on Lantau Island, you can take a walk down the Wisdom Path which has 38 scriptures etched on wood. Hong Kong is a pretty modern city but walking down this path through the forest … more »
We’re at Guangzhou airport in China and our sense of time is totally messed up! We took off from Los Angeles at 11PM on 12th June, and arrived in Guangzhou at 4.45AM on June 14th. I miss June 13th, could’ve been an awesome day! So we’re here at 6.30 in … more »
We were in Macau right before the Chinese New Year in 2013. The central square, called the Senado Square was full of festivities. It was quite a sight to see Chinese decorations around buildings that look distinctly Portuguese! Senado Square maintains a very Portuguese feel to its atmosphere! It’s definitely … more »
You know you’re in Asia when Hello Kitty dolls are used to brand and decorate pretty much anything. And when I say anything, that’s exactly what I mean: I’ve seen her whiskers printed in toys, stationary, food, soft drinks, clothes & accessories and also home appliances, electric guitars, hygienic pads, dildos and, now, buses! We couldn’t … more »
Dim sum (點心), literally means “to touch (your) heart”. With this kind of premise, and knowing that we love to eat dim sum even from before, an evening at One Dim Sum sounded like something what would warm our souls. One Dim Sum, in Hong Kong, is known to be … more »
Traveling anywhere around Asia and not dedicating some serious time to the gastronomic side of things is a serious mistake! Mistake that, rest assured, we didn’t want to incur into while in Hong Kong!.. Not only we took a cooking class to make the Chinese cuisine chef that is inside of … more »
Walking around the Wan Chai area of Hong Kong, one almost feels like in the set of a movie, where London meets Asia. As an ex-British colony, some areas of Hong Kong still show influences from the land of the Queen, quite notorious as the trams go by. It might … more »
Exploring the local cuisine of one given place is one of the most down-to-earth ways to connect with local culture. Some may like museums, others shopping for local products.. some may dig adventure, others relax… but I’m yet to meet someone who doesn’t enjoy eating! It was precisely with that … more »
Ravenous, we were walking around Central in Hong Kong. The only restaurant in sight was one that specialized in Shenzhen cuisine. Shenzhen is in the south of China and their specialty are dishes with goose. We ducked into the restaurant and were offered goose. Zara decided to play it safe … more »