ChinChin Bar, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

On the last night of my weekend trip to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, I was walking around District 1, close to the Bitexco Tower looking for a place to have some local dinner. It was one of those nights where you’ve run out of things to do, and you’re still full from the previous…

Melbourne Brunch Spots: Hash Specialty Coffee

Depending on whether you follow my Instagram (it’s @RachiePn by the way), you may or may not know that I snuck off to one of my favorite places about a month ago to Melbourne, Australia. It was a very short but fulfilling trip. Even my flight there was amazing: 777-300ER, PEY bulkhead with only one other…

Old Hong Kong: Tai O Fishing Village

Catch a glimpse of the old fishing village with traditional stilt houses on the Western Side of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Before Hong Kong became a global financial hub, Tai O was famous fishing village which was well-loved for culture, seafood snacks and stilt-houses. Separated by a small river, Tai O is a quaint village…

Nara, Japan

Nara is only about 40 minutes away from Osaka by train, and is definitely worth the trip. Famous for their free-roaming deers, Nara Park is only about 10 minutes walk from the station. It is a straight shot and you know you’ve made it when you see the stalls selling deer crackers. Nara Park is…

Kaiyukan – Osaka Aquarium

Growing up in Hong Kong means that when I travel, aquariums rarely make it onto my to-do list. We have Ocean Park and we take these things for granted. As a “been there done that” kind of traveler who sees a sight and does not know what to do with it, being in Osaka posed a small…

Weekend Taipei Trip

Sometimes (all the time) work just gets too crazy and you get really desperate to GTFO. Well I didn’t have the balls to actually walk away from my life so a friend and I went to Taipei for a weekend. I left work 2 hours early on a Friday (with permission, thanks for checking), and…

Beef & Liberty, Hong Kong

I suggested Beef & Liberty for my friend’s birthday dinner, without knowing that they have a roof top! I fell in love with the roof top garden as soon as we got there: couches, lamps, foosball table, huge plants (didn’t find out if they were real), and everything that looks urban with a slight touch of…

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Welcome to Amsterdam! On this trip I had roughly 48 hours to explore and enjoy the city. I spent my first morning catching up on some sleep and visited the city (Amsterdam Centraal) for lunch. My friends and I also spent the whole afternoon pointlessly walking around and taking photos of the canals.   We…