Category: Travel

Eating and Shopping in Hong Kong

What a trip! We ate, we shopped (well, actually S shopped), and we ate some more. Truth be told, I took very, very few photographs. Right before we left for the airport, I decided to […]

Off to Hong Kong

I’m taking off to the SAR, leaving on a 620am (God help me!) flight tomorrow morning. S and I have booked a few restaurants already. We’ve called up some friends. And S has been saving […]

Pigging out in Taipei

For months, a chef friend of S’s and mine, who moved to Taipei last year, has been raving to us about the amazing produce–seafood, meat, veggies, fruits, etc–available in Taiwan. Not only is it better […]

Final notes on Venice

I’m back home now, after a long week and a half in Venice. It was a wonderful and tiring trip. The last few days were a blur of visiting exhibitions, meetings and trying to squeeze […]

Gianno Basso and a new ostaria

I had a bit of free time today, so a friend—also in town for the Biennale—and I went to visit Gianno Basso. Basso is a bit of a mad genius. He’s a printer and stationer […]

Hidden Corner

I’ve never eaten at Da Fiore, acclaimed by many as Venice’s best restaurant. That said, to me, the best restaurant in Venice has got to be Corte Sconta, a gorgeous cult eatery hidden away—appropriate given […]

So Good But So Pricy

As mentioned, I made it to Harry’s Bar last night. It was, as it always is, packed and buzzing with life. Our table was upstairs, tucked in a corner near the staircase. Definitely not one […]

Rialto Market

It’s been rather odd day, weather-wise, today. It’s been both sunny and dark and cloudy and sunny again. Right now, we’re back to cloudy. It actually looks like it might pour at any moment, which […]

On the road

There’s so much to write. Firstly, I wanted to write about this amazing breakfast I had over the weekend at new uber-expat hangout Corduroy & Finch. Let’s just say, scrambled eggs with fresh summer truffles, […]

Venice and a reborn local restaurant

This is a really quick 2-part post. 1. I’m off to Venice (Italy) this weekend, there for 10 days for work. While I’ve been pretty successful in sussing out some good restaurants and cafes, I’m […]