Hong Kong | China: Victoria Peak

Tonight we rode to the top of Victoria Peak. The Peak, as locals know it, offers some of the most stunning views of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Victoria Harbor. Like many things in...

Shanghai | China: Obtaining Harmony And A Fake Rolex At Yu Gardens & Bazaar

Adjacent to "Old Shanghai" area we visited Yu Garden and the surrounding Bazaar. Admission to the gardens, which are quite expansive was 40 Yuan each. Definitely a tourist destination within Shanghai, but something to...

Hong Kong | China: Symphony Of Lights

An absolute must see and do when you come to Hong Kong, is for sure the "Symphony of Lights". We happened to go for two nights, as we enjoyed it so thoroughly the first...

Shanghai | China :: Blue Mountain Youth Hostel Review

Blue Mountain had a great location, directly across the street from the Luban Road metro stop on line 4 in Shanghai. The importance of such close proximity to mass transit can only be known...

M & T’s Top 11 of 2011 | Guilin, China

Tales of picturesque mountains nurturing a winding and beautiful river led us to Guilin, China and nearby Yangshuo. We arrived into Guilin International Airport just as the sun set, leaving the 45 minute ride...

Hong Kong | China: Loving it!

Just arrived, but feel the electricity of this city buzzing through us, propelling us and giving us a bit of city excitement we haven't felt probably since Tokyo. Hong Kong is like a merge...

Shanghai | China :: Funny Things We Like About CHINA (Or NOT)

All bits of culture have their little quirks...but the cultural quirks in China have quickly made lasting impressions, and leave us wondering, "Why do they do that?". For example, many Chinese men wrench their...

Hong Kong | China: Tian Tan Buddha

Today, we sought out a little spirituality. We don't do it enough, but in whatever form it may come, taking time to reflect, particularly in extraordinary spiritual places provides a wonderfully cathartic experience. We...

Hong Kong | China :: Out & About In Hong Kong

As with all places one visits, comes the question, "Could I live here?" Manali and I have asked ourselves this question over and over, but we finally and excitedly said "YES!" to Hong Kong....

Guangzhou | China: National Day Parade & Celebration

During National Day in China, we were on the move, leaving Guilin on our way to Hong Kong via Guangzhou. As we lugged our increasingly weighty bags through the Guangzhou airport, we caught site...

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