Japan

Kyoto: Geishas in Gion

On our last day in Kyoto we spent a few hours in Gion. Initially we had plans to explore Nara, but the weather was bad, it was cold and rainy and we did not want to venture too much outside. We wanted to stay close to coffee, tea and cheese cakes - which sounded like… Continue reading Kyoto: Geishas in Gion

HK Island, Hong Kong

Retro-style Starbucks – looking like a 1950s Hong Kong tea house

Also on Duddell Street is a very peculiar Starbucks coffee shop. From the outside it looks exactly the same like every other Starbucks, but what sets it apart is at the back of the shop. Half the store is the typical Starbucks design and the other half is crafted to look like a bing sutt… Continue reading Retro-style Starbucks – looking like a 1950s Hong Kong tea house