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 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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Top 5 Instagrammable spots in Tiong Bahru (Singapore)

Tiong Bahru is probably one my favorite spots in Singapore. I love strolling around the little side streets while hopping in and out quaint cafes and boutiques. If you are into photography, go early in the morning and you’ll be in for such a treat – every corner is a photo opportunity! Here are my top 5 Instagrammable spots in Tiong Bahru Tiong Bahru Bakery This iconic bakery is rumoured to have the best French pastries in Singapore. Fuel up…
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A Photowalk in Haji Lane (Singapore)

Greetings from Singapore! I’m back in this beautiful city for a short solo business trip. My hotel is in the heart of Kampong Glam, an area that has become a hipster hangout full of little cafes and boutiques. Every morning before heading to the office, I decided to go on random photowalks with my DSLR – it is a form of meditation for me and it forces me to pay attention to the little details. There’s so much beauty around us, if only…
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Chiang Mai Travel Guide

After many years on my wish list, I finally got a chance to visit Chiang Mai. We did not plan much except one day trip to the famous Sticky Waterfalls. It was a very much spontaneous trip but still managed to see and do a lot. Here’s a quick guide and recommendations around the city! See Sticky Waterfalls – This was one of the coolest experiences of the trip. We hired a driver to take us to Bua Tong, which is…
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Cafe Kitsune (Tokyo)

While walking around Minami Aoyama during my last Tokyo trip, I stumbled upon Cafe Kitsune. I had seen pictures all over Instagram of the Parisian Cafe Kitsune and was so pleasantly surprised that there was one in Tokyo too. I had to go inside and try their coffee! The shop front is so photogenic. Try passing by it without taking a few pictures for your Instagram – impossible. The outside seating area features bamboo panels that give the space an airy…
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Elephant Grounds (Hong Kong)

Last weekend we decided to check out the recently opened Elephant Grounds Cafe in Wanchai. I had visited the tiny shop in Gough Street (Central) a while ago and I remember thinking this cafe deserved a bigger space. Happy to see it finally happened! It was already 5pm so I decided to go for a non caffeine option and try their Matcha Latte. It was really delicious and super filling. I got some weird looks when I put my latte over the…
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Winstons Coffee (Hong Kong)

Today I finally tried out Winstons Coffee, a tiny cafe located right next to Sai Ying Pun MTR station. From the friendly service to the delicious lattes and cute interior decor, this cafe is doing it right. If you are in the area, definitely check it out! Winstons Coffee Shop 4, 213 Queen’s Road West Sai Ying Pun Hong Kong www.winstonscoffee.com
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