Tsim Chai Kee Noodle Shop

If you want to eat some great noodles at a low price, I can think of none better than Tsim Chai Kee near Hong Kong Station.  This is a very small shop that’s located in what might be considered a small side street. If you’re looking to check out the mid level escalators, just walk…

Sha Tin Racetrack in Hong Kong

If you make it to the monastery of 1000 Buddhas, you could go one extra stop on the MRT and go see some horse racing at Sha Tin racetrack.  Live racing occurs on Sundays and the MRT makes a special stop at the track (but only on racing days). The admittance fee is $10HKD (about…

10,000 Buddhas Monastery

This had kind of been on list of  places I wanted to check out but wasn’t sure if I would have the time.  This is certainly an easy enough site to reach since it’s right off the Sha Tin MRT stop. Depending on when you go, you’ll probably see a huge crowd of people.  This…

Macau

Macau is interesting to say the least.  Although it has casinos that will rival those found in Vegas, it also has a rich history that makes is a popular vacation spot for the non-gambling crowd. Getting to Macau is easy since a ferry from Hong Kong o Macau leaves every 15 minutes.  Once at the…

JW Marriott Hong Kong – Review: Blowing Away Expectations

For three nights, I moved across the harbor and stayed at the JW Marriott on Hong Kong Island.  It’s located at the Admiralty MTR stop and there’s even a shopping mall connected to it. Check in was a breeze and due to my platinum status, I was upgraded to a harbor view room on the…

Intercontinental Hong Kong – Review

The last time I was here a couple years ago, there was a lot of construction going on at the hotel and the area was kind of a pain to get around.  However, I was pleasantly surprised by the hotel and the staff (and the location along the harbor can’t be beat). Unfortunately I tried…

How to get from Hong Kong Aiport to the city

As far as I’m concerned, there’s really only one way to get from the airport to the city and it’s the Airport Express.  Sure, you can take a taxi or a bus, but I have no idea how much time that would take and I can’t imagine a taxi would be cheaper at all.  As…

Cathay Pacific First Class Review

I’ve reviewed Cathay Pacific First class before and but this is one of those products that always excites me whenever I get the chance to fly it.  The flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong departs in the middle of the night and arrives in Hong Kong early morning the next day (but just barely…

Air France – 777 Business Class

Flying home from Stockholm, I flew Air France because it’s an airline I haven’t flow before and I was interested to see the business class lounge in Paris.  The initial flight from Stockholm to Paris was a “regular” intra Europe business class seat (which is just a regular economy seat with the middle seat blocked). …

Stockholm Pass – Worth It?

I have to admit, I was really torn about getting the Stockholm Pass.  First, I don’t really like having to move to a schedule but of course with the pass, you’ll feel obligated to get the most bang for your buck. So, is it worth it?  I’d say it depends on your situation. If you…