Hong Kong

Quick overview: Shops at Discovery Bay Plaza North (2015)

Well, given that I blogged about the shops at the Discovery Bay Plaza, I might as well follow up with a post about DB North, which is becoming much more lively than it ever used to be. It is in a little dead spot, unless you live close by or are staying in the Hotel… Continue reading Quick overview: Shops at Discovery Bay Plaza North (2015)

HK Island, Hong Kong

What to do on a rainy day on Hong Kong Island?

Ok, so after my blog post on what to do in Kowloon when it rains it's just logical to suggest a few things to do on a wet day on the Island. You could start your day with some Dim Sum to share with friends or family. My personal favourite is North Garden (Address: 1-3/F… Continue reading What to do on a rainy day on Hong Kong Island?

Hong Kong, Kowloon

What to do on a rainy day in Kowloon?

I had plans to write about the ideal weekend in Hong Kong, but given the frequent rain showers this weekend and the last, it makes much more sense to write about what you could be doing in this city, when there are big clouds and lots of showers. So let's start off with ideas for… Continue reading What to do on a rainy day in Kowloon?

HK Island, Hong Kong

Quintessentially Hong Kong

I've looked through the pictures I've taken over the last six months and I've selected a few that symbolise Hong Kong for me - and no, those pictures are not the typical ones that you'll see in a tourism bureau brochure, as I did not pick the obvious ones (e.g. Victoria Peak, Victoria Harbour or… Continue reading Quintessentially Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Kowloon

Photography: Canton Road

After strolling around TST we made our way along Canton Road, which s a major road Kowloon and known for its expensive shops - Prada, Gucci, Dior etc, are all next to each other. The road runs mostly parallel and west to Nathan Road. It starts from the junction with Salisbury Road in the south… Continue reading Photography: Canton Road

Japan

Tokyo: Käfer at Mitsukoshi in Ginza

While in Ginza, we visited Mitsukoshi, one of the famous department stores in Tokyo, and had a great time exploring the different departments. Not only was there a wide choice of classic and modern designers, but there was a special kimono section (even featuring a kimono repair service) and an amazing food court in the… Continue reading Tokyo: Käfer at Mitsukoshi in Ginza

Japan

Tokyo: Ginza, Mariage Freres and Kabuki

The next morning we wanted to go and explore a different part of Tokyo and we picked Ginza. This district is Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes. One square meter of land in the district's center is worth over ten… Continue reading Tokyo: Ginza, Mariage Freres and Kabuki

Japan

Tokyo: Nighttime in Shinjuku

After our visit to Shibuya we went back to Shinjuku, where we were also staying in our hotel. We walked around the area to the West of Shinjuku Station, between the station and the post office. In this area are lots of shops, including Yodobashi Camera. This is a chain store mainly selling electronic products… Continue reading Tokyo: Nighttime in Shinjuku

Japan

Tokyo: Center Gai and love hotel hill in Shibuya

The birthplace of many Japanese fashion trends, Center Gai is a busy pedestrian zone in the heart of Shibuya lined by stores, boutiques and game centers. In the evenings the street is crowded with young people heading to night clubs, restaurants and bars, or just loitering around. We just walked through it on a Saturday… Continue reading Tokyo: Center Gai and love hotel hill in Shibuya