Is the Great Wall Of China really so great?

Absolutely! What a finale to my visit in Beijing. It was a whirlwind 2 days, but I will attempt to give you some of the highlights that I remember from the fountain of information supplied by Mark, my trusty tour…

Where is the largest Buddha statue in the world?

Why it's in Hong Kong of course! And I went to pay it a visit today. We haven't had a lot of sunny days lately, so when I knew this one was coming up I decided it would be the…

Hong Kong's most overrated tourist destination

So what, you ask, in my opinion is the most overrated tourist spot that I've seen so far in Hong Kong? The Peak.

But before I elaborate, allow me to apologize for another week sans blog- this one I will…

How Hong Kong beaches could be lethal

This blog finds me writing in the wake of one of the most severe typhoons to hit Hong Kong in recent years. I wasn't all that familiar with the term typhoon until I came here, apparently with good reason- it…

3 countries in one day

As I approach the mid-point of my stint in Hong Kong, I'm starting to feel like I'm not a complete outsider anymore. But there are still lots of new experiences to be had, and I have a few to tell…

Familiar faces

Okay, after a week's break I'm back on the blog train again! You'll have to forgive me, a certain special someone surprised me with a birthday visit so I got a bit distracted. But that's not the only good news-…

Little Britain

Hong Kong is certainly not small, but in some ways this former British colony is still like a mini-UK. I spent a year living and working in London many years ago, and I've started having flashbacks in certain situations- not…

Life as a local in Hong Kong

I'm living in a university dorm! Or rather an apartment about the size of one, which is apparently the norm here in Hong Kong- where space is at a super-premium. As lovely as the space and luxury of the Four…

Life at the Four Seasons Hong Kong

Well people, this hotel is officially spoiling me rotten. This is a place where your underwear comes back from the laundry folded, wrapped in a ribbon with a bow, covered with tissue paper and presented in a cushioned box! Check…

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My first night at the Blue Bar

Here's some footage of my band on our first night playing at the Blue Bar in the Hong Kong Four Seasons Hotel- what a lovely room! It was my first time using the camera on my iPhone, so bear with…

First Impressions of Hong Kong

Here I am sitting in a lovely room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. For those of you who might not have heard the news, I'll be the Featured Artist the Blue Bar here for the next 3…

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IT'S OFFICIAL! I'll be performing in Hong Kong this summer!

Looks like yours truly will be the featured performer in the Blue Bar at the Four Seasons Hong Kong, from June through August this summer. I'm very excited to be exploring this new market- I'll be sharing my arrangements and…