Travel

Hong Kong: NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong

July 13, 2012
A restaurant becomes a worldwide sensation for a reason, usually because the food is life-changingly good, and NOBU is no exception.  It is the most recognized Japanese restaurant thanks to Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa's culinary masterpieces.  His one-of-a-kind cuisine is a combination of traditional Japanese dishes with South American ingredients  --...

Hong Kong: Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Part 2)

July 9, 2012
Imagine being in one of the largest cities in the world, yet not being able to see another person for as far as your eyes can see.  Both times I have visited the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery that is exactly what happened  -- I had the entire place to myself....

Hong Kong: Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Part 1)

July 6, 2012
It all started with a google search: "things to do and see in Hong Kong".  A couple of clicks of the mouse later and I stumbled across some random website that extolled the amazingness of the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery.  Since I have a minor obsession with all things Buddha,...

Andi’s Pick: The Upper House

July 3, 2012
 The Upper House: Hong Kong First Impression I had never stayed at a Swire property before, however I had heard rumors that they are the best of the best.  Designed by the award-winning and highly celebrated architect Andre Fu, The Upper House, which is part of their collection, was created not only...

Macau: Day 3 (Part 1)

May 31, 2012
The fact I found most impressive about Macau is that despite it being such a small piece of land overrun by casinos it still offers a myriad of interesting excursions outside of gambling.  Our first stop of the day with Macau Tourism was to the region's newest attraction: the Macau...