It’s rare we contemplate staying in airport hotels but a couple we’ve tried in Asia recently have given us pause for reflection. There are a few hotels close to Hong Kong airport but only one [Read more...]
Greedy Girl doesn’t want to meet individuals who aren’t utterly captivated by pandas. These gigantic black and white fur balls are adorable. Lazy, rotund, bamboo-eating machines – but adorable. On our recent sojourn, we headed [Read more...]
The last time we were in Shanghai was 2010 – during the World Expo. Every subway station had a desk with locals eager to assist clueless westerners trying to make their way around the city [Read more...]
Having visited a number of other cities in China, there’s no doubt Shanghai is the most international. That’s due in no small part to the large number of expats who bring a strong demand for [Read more...]
Travelling independently in China can be a challenge for those without any local language skills. Starting your visit in Shanghai, arguably the most ‘western’ of mainland Chinese cities, can lull you into a false sense [Read more...]
Shanghai is an imposing place. It’s home to almost as many people as the whole of Australia and on a recent spring night it seems most of them are on the city’s pedestrian hotspot, Nanjing [Read more...]
Once upon a time in Asia, choices for coffee were pretty limited. Hotels, with their generally exorbitant prices, or, gulp, Starbucks and its various clones were the only options. Of course, coffee has been a [Read more...]
High end Cantonese cuisine is a perennial favourite for Greedy Girl and gluttonous husband. They happily toddle off to Melbourne’s Flower Drum twice a year to eat imaginative cooking that showcases some of the best [Read more...]
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