The trip from the U.S. to Hong Kong was long, but I built a bridge and got over it. Asia is so particular and has so much to offer, I couldn't let an 18 hour plane ride stop me! More on my trip to Hong Kong to come. Read more about my travels on my website, link in Instagram bio.
Shanghai b(o)und. I stayed at the Waterhouse at the South Bund. Talk about a beautiful and minimalistic stay! The touches were Asian contemporary. And like many places in Shanghai, the building maintained its 1930s historic charm as an old army headquarters used by the Japanese. @unlistedc
The minute I Seoul this alley in the Bukchon Hanok Village, I thought to myself, I have to take a picture here. There are so many cute alleyways to get lost in Seoul, sticking to an itinerary is hard. My Seoul travel guide will be live soon. In the meantime, see my link in Instagram bio for more on my travels.
No, this is not a love confession to a guy named Stanley (although Stan Lee is a whole other story). This is a coastal town just outside of Hong Kong where I was born and raised for 2 years. My Hong Kong travel guide will be live soon. In the meantime, see my link in Instagram bio for more on my travels.
Seoul “leaves” me feeling refreshed, especially in the Fall 🍁The colors made the city and the old traditional palaces that much more pretty. My Seoul travel guide will be live soon. In the meantime, see my link in Instagram bio for more on my travels.
Shanghai loves to Pudong a show, especially when it comes to their Pudong skyline. It looks beautiful during the day and even more so at night when the skyline lights up yellow, orange, purple and pink! A light show happens on the Bund, bringing color to all the French style buildings lining up the Huangpu River. My Shanghai travel guide will be live soon. In the meantime, see my link in Instagram bio for more on my travels.
Bukchon Hanok village is Seoul cool, I spent an entire day exploring every nick and cranny of the area and its traditional Korean character. My Seoul travel guide will be live soon. In the meantime, see my link in Instagram bio for more on my travels.
Hong Kong’s Pottinger Street is lit..with beautiful Chinese lanterns. This was one of the many streets I stumbled upon when roaming around Central. My Hong Kong travel guide will be live soon. In the meantime, see my link in Instagram bio for more on my travels.
We were searching for parts of Hong Kong that weren’t so modern and really showed the original city’s true colors. I found 2 locations. This one was near the Chin Lee Nunnery. My Hong Kong travel guide will be live soon. In the meantime, see my link in Instagram bio for more on my travels.
Shanghai stay or Shanghai go? I voted for—STAY. I spent 4 days at The Waterhouse at South Bund, an @unlistedc boutique hotel with an interesting history and architecture. The boutique hotel was designed with open public spaces in mind to give the property a communal feel. This was one of the many small niches I found around the hotel. More to come on my stay in my up and coming posts. See my link in Instagram bio for more on my travels.
The food in Hong Kong is all that..and Dim Sum. If there is one thing I’m going to miss about Asia, it’s the $1.50 street food lunches and $3 dinners that are the equivalent to a five star restaurant in the U.S. But of course, like all things, you need to know where to go to get the best of the best for a good price. More to come on my Hong Kong street food recommendations in my up and coming posts. In the meantime, read up on my travels by clicking on the link in my Instagram bio.
This beautifully made and original Korean hanbok I’m wearing paired with the architecture of this perfect Hanok fills me to my Seoul. Finding an original Hanok that brings to life traditional Korean culture is hard, but this rare find @cheongyeonjae_hanok accomplished it so gracefully and precisely! If you’re looking to steep yourself in Korean culture, this is the place to stay. More info to come on my experience. In the meantime check out my latest travel content, link in Instagram bio.
After being away from my birth place for the last 22 years, I finally visited Hong Kong once and floral. It’s changed a lot obviously since 1996, but a few things still remain the same. Including their delicious food..! My travel guide to Hong Kong will go live in the coming weeks. In the meantime, see my link in Instagram bio for more travel content.
Move Oolong, nothing to tea here except Yuyuan Garden’s beautiful tea house. It’s located in a classical Ming garden built in the 16th century. Today, it’s bustling with street food, sweet, tea, silver and pearl stores. Whether you come during the day or at night, it feels like the beating heart of old Shanghai. Article to come. For more on my trips, see my link in my Instagram bio!
Leaving Asia today and heading back home to NYC. I got the coffeels. But knowing that the Hickory S’mores Latte is waiting for me on the other side of the world at @felixroastingco, makes the trip home a bit sweeter! To read more about my experience at Felix Roasting Co. see my link in Instagram bio.
Sorry, enjoying some down time at Casanova in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Even travel bloggers need to take a break sometimes. Alcohol you later 🍺 For my Carmel-by-the-Sea travel guide, see my link in my Instagram bio.
Peaking through the weeds and bushes at Mirror Lake in order to get a view of this amazing sunset hit the neighboring glaciers. That’s @patrick_bucaria standing on the rock down there. For more on my Yosemite guide, see my link in instagram bio!