'tis the season for SXSW!

Posted on March 12th, 2015 in americas, news

It's been a while since my last post. This post is all about SXSW (or Spring break for technologists, filmmakers and music artists). The place where there are workshops, sessions, and of course parties (where the booze and food are all free).

And there's usually enough "business" value here to be here if you are either the technology, film or music industry no matter which country you are in. 

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Pat's King of Cheesesteaks: When in Philly....

Posted on February 27th, 2015 in food, americas

Ah America, where different regions have it's own culinary standouts.

When in Philadelphia you should definetly stop by and have a Cheesesteak. Pat's King of Cheesesteaks does not fail to deliver. Proof? They've been open since the 1930s.

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Wai Kee Congee: Cheap congee close to Mid-Levels

Posted on January 16th, 2015 in asia pacific, chinese

This is one of my favorite congee shops in Hong Kong. It's cheap and the "service" is fast. And it's on the same route as my morning commute from Mid-Levels to Central (or Sheung Wan for coffee).

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Sydney T1 American Express Lounge: Initial Thoughts and comments

Posted on January 12th, 2015 in travel, asia pacific

First blog post of 2015! Lets start with something that tastes good and also travel related shall we. The item of business here is one of the newest lounges at Sydney Airport (Unfortunately I'm not a member of the Skyteam alliance there so can't really go into the other).

Have you noticed all the AMEX deals around Sydney Airport lately? Seems like this had to happen sooner or later therefore strengthening the partnership between American Express and Sydney Airport - American Express premium cardholders now have another lounge they can turn to while they are travelling.

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Happy Holidays and New Years 2014

Posted on December 24th, 2014 in travel, news

Happy Holidays and New Years / 節日快樂新年快樂 / 幸せな休日とあけましておめでとう / 행복 휴일 & 새해 복 많이 받으세요

What a year it was here especially in terms of travelling for both work and play! As a little treat for the holiday season, I've been collating a travel infographic using data compiled from tripit, foursquare/swarm and also from jetlovers (which uses social information to build a picture of your travels).

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Two Sticks Yunnan China: The UTS/Paddy's Market edition

Posted on December 22nd, 2014 in asia pacific, food

Oweing much to the big success of the original store, this is the second branch for the original Two Sticks on George Street situated near World Square. It's a much larger (not by much) fitout which is good because the original Two Sticks can have a long wait during peak dining hours.

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Ramen Street, Tokyo Station: Lots of Ramen restaurants within a small area

Posted on December 18th, 2014 in asia pacific, food

In my travels, when I was staying around the Chiyoda-Ku (千代田区) area in Tokyo I came across an interesting section of Tokyo Station while getting lost there (very common in Japanese train stations! Especially Ikebukuro).

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광화문집 - Probably one of the best Kimchi jjigae in the Jong-no area of Seoul

Posted on December 13th, 2014 in asia pacific, food

This place has no english name, but it roughly translates to Gwanghwamun House which is the area near famous Gwanghwamun intersection. It's truly a hole in the wall place and very hidden.

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In-n-Out Burger: The LAX layover edition

Posted on December 9th, 2014 in americas, food, travel

I haven't yet done a writeup on the Westchester In-N-Out yet but it's long overdue to get the more travel theme going to this and if you're a traveller or foodie, you've probably been through LAX at least once. The must visit destination on almost every LAX layover is In-N-Out Burger. That is why the recommended layover is at least 3 hours!

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Hakata Gensuke - Hakata Style Ramen in Melbourne

Posted on December 7th, 2014 in asia pacific, food, ramen, japanese

A new addition to the Japanese Ramen scene in Melbourne - meet Hakata Genksuke, a hakata style ramen place which lets you customize how you would like the Ramen cooked.

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