HK Magazine Vintage Covers
Guincho A Galera
New to the Scene These hot, new restaurants should be on the top of every foodie’s list. Kafka Cordon Bleu-trained Macau native Nicole Lei has turned this high-ceilinged venue into a gorgeous dessert space that has attracted the city’s hippest crowd. Named after the “Metamorphosis...
Feb 24 2012
More flights to paradise! (Hansar Samui)
Some More Samui Craving a little island getaway? (And really, who isn’t this time of year?) They’re about to get a little easier to plan, now that Bangkok Airways is upping the number of flights it operates between Hong Kong and Koh Samui. Currently they’ve got an outbound flight...
Feb 17 2012
Balancing Barn
The Olympics Are Coming England is gearing up for a big 2012, and that means an influx of tourists for our former colonial overlords. Sports fans aside, devotees of the Bard shouldn’t miss the World Shakespeare Festival, which kicks off on April 23. But those visiting the UK should consider...
Feb 10 2012
Tsurutontan
One morning, we got up at 3:30am to queue up at Tsukiji Market for the tuna auction, which is a must for sashimi fans and the equivalent of Christians going to church, or Buddhists going to the temple—you get my point. The tuna auction itself, held in a massive warehouse with hundreds of...
Feb 10 2012
Fairmont Peace Hotel
Two Romantic Splurges Just in time for Valentine’s Day, booking website Hotels.com has come up with a list of the most romantic hotels in Asia. While I’m not 100 percent on board with its HK recommendations—the Metropark is fine, but given its proximity to Lockhart Road…...
Feb 2 2012
Costa Concordia
Sale, Sale, Sale We’re right in the throes of the two-week dining-and-shopping orgy that is Chinese New Year, and what better time to take advantage of a travel deal, instead of blowing a ton of cash on clothes at Zara (guilty!)? Book before January 31 and take advantage of 33 percent off...
Jan 27 2012
Myanmar
Where to Go This Year The New York Times’ annual look-ahead travel story is out, and of “The 45 Places to Go in 2012,” 10 are in Asia. Among them: Kerala, home to India’s first biennale this year, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale; Malacca, a Malaysian port city where new boutique...
Jan 20 2012
Before I go into more detail, let me first tell you the story of how Esther inadvertently became a truffle know-it-all. Once upon a time (last year), Esther stumbled upon a white truffle auction in the small town of Savigno while on a personal holiday, and saved the day by bidding for an unwanted 1...
Jan 18 2012
Road Trip! “Country Driving,” an engrossing 400-page brick of a book by New Yorker writer Peter Hessler about driving in China, brings back a lot of memories. The way he recounts taking in landscapes and observing people from behind the wheel makes me nostalgic for the car trips I took...
Jan 13 2012
On our first (and only) night in Vancouver, we stayed in cozy, picturesque, right-by-the-harbor downtown and opted for some Japanese. Many of our friends who’ve been to or lived in Vancouver either recommend something Japanese-y, or a specific Japanese restaurant, so we figured this was the...
Jan 9 2012