Downgrading it two notches as the place got so crowded these days that it's no longer a nice city to hang around, not to mention the prices of most things are at least 20% higher than in Hong Kong. In … more
I grew up roughly forty-five minutes north of Lake Charles, LA. Since it was the largest city nearby, my parents would often take us down there on the weekend to check out a movie or do a little … more
It's a love-hate relationship for me, this island of 45 year old. For one thing, it boosted a GDP of some 15% in 2010 and its currency is at the strongest against the HK$ (& US$). For another, it's a … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Bangkok.
December 17, 2010
It's chaotic, exotic and at times confusing. Learning Thai is not on the cards for me. Massage is heavenly here while food is purely out of this world! I visit almost every year although I hate to see … more
Istanbul is an interesting place to visit, though I saw what seemed to be a lot of empty buildings. I do recommend, though, the Blue Mosque (ladies, make sure your skin is covered, and bring socks...you'll … more
Last weekend, I had 2 guests from Osaka and I was showing them around town in the afternoon. They enjoyed dim sum very much and after our sumptuous lunch, we decided to go walk off some calories. Out … more
Singapore is an island nation state, has a population of 4.8 m. Being a relatively young nation (Singapore celebrated its 44 years of independence last August) has translated it into modern living & … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Shanghai.
January 10, 2010