How to spend a few days in bustling Hong Kong for non-first-timers

All Asia, Asia, Hong Kong | December 19, 2017 | By

When we got invited to attend the wedding of a friend in Hong Kong some time ago, it didn’t take us long to book our tickets. Hong Kong is always fun, and what better reason to go than to be a part of my friend’s big day there? If you’ve been to Hong Kong before, you can always shop and eat your way around town. In this post I share a few tips on what to do beyond the obvious sights and experiences.

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About that time I went to the horse races with an Indian doctor

Race course

All Asia, Asia, Europe, India | April 23, 2017 | By

Ten years ago I went to Kolkata (Calcutta), India, for the first time, on one of my first work-related trips to India. There was a conference I would attend. My stay in Kolkata took an interesting course after I went sunbathing on my day off. Read on to find out what happened.

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How to dress like an Indian lady

All Asia, Asia, India | March 1, 2017 | By

Saree

Sari

India: a country that tickles all the senses. From beautiful landscapes, bustling metropolises and iconical cultural sights to delightful food and colors. Indian women love colorful clothing; if you feel brave enough on your next visit to India, you may want to consider dressing in Indian style.

I have been visiting India every couple of years for the last decade. The first time was when I went to a conference in Hyderabad in 2007. It was a complete culture shock: the honking cars, the hordes of people everywhere, such a massive city! It took me a few days to get into the flow of things. The pivotal point for me came when a bunch of us conference attendees were waiting for a bus for about an hour and I realized I should just relax. If the bus comes now, fine, but if I have to wait here for a bit, it is also fine. Something clicked then and I connected with the Indian pace of life. 

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Vietnam North to South 2-4 week itinerary

Streetside dining in Hanoi

All Asia, Asia, Vietnam | February 1, 2017 | By

The decision to go to Vietnam for our honeymoon was mainly motivated by the prospect of excellent food. I also know from an earlier trip that people are very kind and smile easily, and the country boasts beautiful landscapes and bustling cities.

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