The Kowloon Side of Town

Miles away from Hong Kong Island’s spellbinding hillside views and posh hotspots is where budget travelers seek their temporary homes, and where the rest of the Hong Kong population can relatively afford to live. The place in question is Kowloon, which—if you’re looking for authenticity and have the stomach for slightly gritty places—is one side…

Continue Reading

Eat Exotic Food in Angeles, Pampanga

Homecooked Filipino food tends to be on the safe side, save for the occasional dinuguan (pig blood stew) and kare-kare (a peanut-based stew which makes use of oxtail and tripe as its meat component). Those, however, pale in comparison with some interesting dishes from Pampanga, the province that’s also better  known as the food capital…

Continue Reading

3 Famous Cafes in Hanoi for Your Coffee Fix

It goes without saying that Vietnam is the coffee—and should we dare say, tea—capital of Southeast Asia. Nobody does coffee like Vietnam, and you know it’s true, if you’ve been to other countries in the region, or have at least, sampled several variants from your home country. Coffee was part of Vietnam’s French heritage. The…

Continue Reading