Neon Buddha

16 Jun 19
Staring at my phone in beautiful places

Da Nang is peaceful and electric. The city is vibrant once the sun goes down. Scooters piled high with entire families zip through the balmy night air on streets that glow pink and orange and blue from what must be thousands of neon lights. Mere steps from all that madness, the beach is tranquil. We […]

15 Jun 19

Today I was off to check out one of the biggest tourist sights of Hong Kong, Tian Tan Buddha! To get there you take the subway out to Tung Chung, from here you can either hike or take the cable car. I chose to take the cable car and treat myself to the glass bottomed […]

14 Jun 19

Are you thinking of taking an exotic trip to Hong Kong? If so, have you decided upon which attractions you hope to see? This fascinating city whose name is translated as Fragrant Harbor, is often cited as one of the best places to visit in Asia and possesses a unique cultural fusion of Chinese and […]

13 Jun 19

As we move deeper into the 21st century there can be few across the span of generations whose lives have not been, or are not now, touched by that broad musical genre whose pan-cultural influence has been an integral part of our lives at least since Philip Larkin’s identification of the year 1963 as its […]

13 Jun 19
There's Always a Reason to Smile

Thailand has been on my bucket list for a while for a number of reasons – the food, the beaches, elephants!!! My sister decided to move there half a year ago, so it was the perfect time for me to visit! As soon as I saw the ticket prices drop, I booked flight over! During […]

11 Jun 19
over at alicia's

Father’s Day can be a hard one to shop for. Most gifts seem to minimize men and fatherhood down to beer and fart machines. Now, we’re not saying we’re the best at gift-giving over here, but we like to put a little thought into it. This gift list is all about geek dad gifts, for […]

10 Jun 19
our big blue dot

This Friday was the Dragon Boat festival holiday in China, also known as the Dianwu jie. This always occurs around the 5th day of the 5th lunar month. There are lots of legends about how the festival came about and you can find out more here and see which one you believe! These days, there […]

07 Jun 19
Kolin Purcell

A short vignette from a memorable afternoon in Vietnam (~3 min read)

06 Jun 19
dumpling on the go

Day 1: The Commerzbank Intern Causeway Bay: Indian curry at “Aladin Mess”, my go-to-spot during lunch break One of the noodle shops on the “Noodle Street” behind Times Square (called Tang Lung Street) Cat Cafe in CWB (requires a reservation) Brecht’s Circle (Bar), opens at 6pm Yiu Wa Street – street popular among youthful Hong […]

06 Jun 19

  My father taught me to count each line of memory cut into a woman’s wrists. The red, round sores beneath her tongue. The tiny pinholes behind her knees. Those hidden marks that remain hidden, invisible. The ones no one could see. Not with their eyes. The ones that can only be known through touch, […]

06 Jun 19
Louise Luckie

Hong Kong, a former British colony that is located in the south east of China. It’s vibrant, densely populated urban centre is a major port and global financial hub with a skyscraper-studded skyline. 24 hours in Hong Kong The Metro, The Apple Store, Chungking Mansion, Tsim Sha Tsui, Soho and Lan Kwai After Me and […]

05 Jun 19
Phuket Travel Guide

Phuket, just 30 miles (48 kilometers) lengthy and 13 miles (21 kilometers) wide, is nestled within the Andaman Ocean off Thailand’s southern Indian Sea shoreline. The western shoreline may be the island’s center of activity. Here you’ll find a number of beaches and villages, in the neon lights and night clubs of Patong Beach towards […]

04 Jun 19
Rachel Noelle Sammons

Day 1 Two words: sensory overload. Hongdae is a stacked array of Parisian-inspired dessert bars, skin food labs, multilevel arcades, karaoke bars, and cafés boasting fruity lattés topped with marshmallows and whipped cream. There’s a sleek Boba tea spot with a line of people waiting behind a velvet barrier rope. A woman with a headset […]

04 Jun 19
Ben Hills-Jones

Day 14 – Busan to Tokyo On day 14 of my trip I said goodbye to Korea and headed over to the land of the rising sun – Japan. I had some amazing views of Busan as I took off, see my video. It isn’t very far to get to Japan from Korea, only two […]