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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Pamper Saturdays: Spa L’Occitane

At least once a month or so, I love to spend some quality me time at a spa or beauty salon. I put my phone on airplane mode, disconnect and relax. Choosing a spa/salon can prove challenging in Hong Kong, where there’s a million options. That’s why I decided to start a new series “Pamper Saturdays” on the blog, where I share my personal experience trying out new spas/salons and review their services from the point of view ambience, quality…
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Why I’m a weekday vegetarian

How to be healthy and maintain an ideal weight is one of the most discussed subjects among my group of girlfriends, and it’s a topic that fascinates everyone. I mean, who doesn’t want to have a good life and optimal health? 5 years ago, a healthy lifestyle seemed pretty much unattainable for me though. I was working crazy hours, struggled with relationships at work and was feeling very lonely. I used to get sick at least once a month and the…
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My Wardrobe Staples

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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Easy ways to cultivate gratitude every day

Gratitude is an essential part of what makes us human. It’s powerful because it helps you focus on the good rather than the bad; on the present moment rather than the past or the future. It feels like the concept of gratitude has been gaining a lot of attention in the past few years, with many scientific research papers proving that a daily practice can increase happiness levels. I started my gratitude practice when I was feeling low and depleted a few…
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Cars of Havana

I’ve never been a big fan of cars…until I went to Havana, Cuba and fell in love with all the colourful, kick-ass vintage cars running around every single corner of the city. From fucsia to yellow to turquoise, these old school cars put a Prius to shame! The owner of this car was looking at us taking pics of his car from his balcony and to our surprise, he told us with a big smile “you can go inside, it’s…
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Cuba Photo Diary + tips for first time visitors

That feeling when you dream about visiting a country for years and you finally chance to go. You arrive there and it just feels surreal and you want to document every.single.moment because you don’t ever want to forget a thing.  That was Cuba for me. I know that it is not all rainbows and unicorns there, but it has a special charm that captivated my heart. The kindness and “viva la vida” kind of attitude of its people was so…
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What to pack to a tropical destination (using one carry-on suitcase)

I managed to pack for a 2 week holiday in Tulum and Cuba using just ¾ of my carry on. Say whaaat? Yes, it is possible to go minimalistic and still rock those #OOTD photos. I thought about hitting ASOS and buying whole new outfits for this holiday but I realized I’d rather get creative with my existing summer staples and save space for souvenirs – and I’m so glad I did! If you’re heading to a beach destination soon…
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Things to do in Valladolid (Mexico)

Today I’m taking you guys to the next leg of our Mexico trip (if you haven’t checked out my Tulum guide, you can find it here). After 4 days in Tulum, we took the local bus towards Valladolid and I have to say this town was such a beautiful surprise. We only decided to make a stopover here for 2 nights as it was a good middle point between Tulum and Chitchen Itza. We had very low expectations as this town…
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Best souvenirs to buy in Tulum

Tulum (and Mexico in general) has the most quirky & artsy items and it inspires you to inject some colour into your life. With a hectic travel schedule ahead of us, I was not able to purchase as much as I would have loved to, but if you’re lucky enough to have extra space in your suitcase (and your home), consider buying some of these beautiful souvenirs! Handmade Dream Catchers Hammocks Mayan Calendar Handpainted Skulls Ceramic Items Best areas to…
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