A Local’s Guide to the Best Cafes in Hong Kong

Greetings from Hong Kong! We are currently back in this amazing city for a week as we prepare to leave the country for good (For those who are new to my blog, I lived in Hong Kong for 3 years before we started to travel full time from January this year). In between all the admin errands and catch-ups with friends,  I took the opportunity to revisit my all time favorite cafes. After a long haul flight from San Francisco…
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Hong Kong: 5 spots in Sheung Wan that you cannot miss

Having lived in Sheung Wan for 2.5 years, I’m totally biased but I do believe it’s one of the coolest neighbourhoods on the Hong Kong Island. A perfect blend of traditional Hong Kong lifestyle and western hip hangouts, Sheung Wan is one of the best areas to live & eat – and visit if you’re a tourist! Here are my top 5 favourite spots that you cannot miss if you visit the area: Hollywood Road A quiet street that has…
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Hong Kong’s hipster neighbourhood: Tai Hang

Hope you are having a great weekend! After spending the whole day hiking under the sun in Lamma Island yesterday, today we decided to remain in the city and have an easy going Sunday. As always, I browsed the internet and blogs in search for new (and hipster) places to visit (I love the fact that even after living in Hong Kong for more than 3 years now, there are still plenty of places to discover!). I stumbled upon an…
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Hong Kong Cafes: Polygon Cafe

There’s a few cafes that I find myself going repeatedly. Mainly because I like trying new places, and secondly, because many times the experience is good but not “great” = not worth going again. Polygon Cafe is different though – they managed to create a very relaxed and cozy ambience that make it the perfect lazy Saturday hangout. I love taking my laptop and sit on the window seat that faces a quiet alleyway. If I’m with friends, I head…
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Hong Kong Escapades: Big Wave Bay Beach

A couple of weekends ago, we took advantage of a rare sunny weekend here in Hong Kong (someone explain to me why it’s raining so much this year?!) and went hiking from Dragon’s Back Hike Trail to Big Wave Bay Beach. We set off relatively early (8am) hoping that we would arrive to the beach just in time for lunch. We took the MTR Island Line to Shau Kei Wan station. From there, we took the bus number 9 to…
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Amber Coffee Brewery (Hong Kong)

When a trendy cafe opens just 3-4 blocks from your house, the excitement is real. Last weekend finally made my way to new kid on the block “Amber Coffee Brewery” in Sheung Wan (Hong Kong). The cafe features a modern chic decor blue and gold accents and incorporates Chinese art details such as the beautiful ink ceramic cups and blue tiles on the entrance floor (that I couldn’t resist taking a shoefie with) One thing to note is that the…
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Hong Kong Walks: Sheung Wan

Home is where the heart is… I’ve been living in Hong Kong for almost 3 years now. When we were apartment hunting, I visited many neighbourhoods on the Hong Kong Island side and I gotta say Sheung Wan was love at first sight. I knew that I wanted to live here and were lucky to find an apartment we liked pretty fast. Fast forward 3 years and we still live here and kind of refuse to move anywhere else! I’m…
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Affordable date ideas in Hong Kong

It’s no secret that Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities in the world. You can easily spend $100 USD on a meal for two at a trendy restaurant and while I love doing that once in a while, it’s certainly not something I can afford to do on a weekly basis. Having lived in Hong Kong for almost 3 years, my husband and I are at a “been there, done that” kind of phase where we gravitate…
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Day Trip to Tai O Fishing Village

The busy and hectic work life in Hong Kong makes me crave for weekends out in the nature. That’s why I decided to start a new series on this blog documenting some of my favourite day trip ideas. If you live in Hong Kong, I hope it inspires to explore more of this beautiful city! and if you’re a tourist, don’t forget that Hong Kong is much much more than a concrete jungle so make sure you venture out 🙂…
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Things to do in Quarry Bay (+ some Insta-worthy spots you don’t want to miss!)

Recently I spent a whole afternoon in Quarry Bay, one of the most underrated neighbourhoods (in my opinion). If you’re a tourist, Quarry Bay won’t probably be on top of your list, but it is actually one of the most interesting places as it is an ultimate blend of modern and traditional, urban cool and gritty Hong Kong. Below are some my favourite spots in Quarry Bay. Whether you go on your own, on a date, or with friends, you’ll have fun…
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