Arriving into Yangon feels like stepping back in time. January is in the dry season and everything is dusty. This is a light, brownish-orange dust that gets kicked up by foot and road traffic, getting on your skin and giving you ‘tan lines’ made from a light coating on anything exposed. The sun is also bright and warm- it’s reaching the low 90’s, so I wonder how anyone could make it through the summers in SE Asia. It’s loud. Horns honking and big trucks rumbling along the road….

Hong Kong is the most vertical city in the world, and it’s striking how they’ve managed to compact so many skyscrapers into such a small space. It’s even more impressive to see they’ve done so up the slope of a mountain! Hong Kong Island’s well known summit is Victoria Peak. You can take the Tram with most of the tourists, or you can bus, cab, or hike your way up. We took the Tram. If you do the same, make sure to get there early as a VERY…

Recently my hubs and I took a ‘trip of a lifetime’ to the SE Asian country of Myanmar (same thing as Burma). In planning our vacation, we did just enough research on Myanmar to know roughly where we’d like to visit and what types of activities we’d like to do. We had only a few weeks to plan, so we enlisted the help of a travel company called Remote Lands, a group highly recommended by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine (and many others). Remote Lands is one of those…

Are you going to Hong Kong? If so, you better suit up! I’m NOT saying you need to fly uncomfortably in a 3 piece on your 15 hour flight to get there. I’m NOT saying you need to wear a bow-tie as you stroll through the Ladies Market bargaining for a new pair of red sunglasses (although I would applaud you if you did).  I’m definitely NOT saying you need to pull on your dress gown for the trolley ride to the top of Victoria Peak for your…

Reposted from Trip Advisor. Hong Kong Foodie Tasting Tour We were in Hong Kong for a long weekend in January 2014 and had heard there was ‘decent’ food in the vicinity. Rather than simply trust our noses, we signed up to explore the city with the experts of Hong Kong Foodie Tasting Tours. Our guide was Silvana and we embarked on a tongue smacking adventure with a group of ~8 at about 1:30pm. From there, we visited 5-6 venues for AMAZING foods, and got many more recommendations and…