I first heard about Nice, France way back in university when two of my closest friends embarked on an exchange there. After hearing about their travels and how much they gushed over the beauty of the French Riviera, I vowed to visit Nice at some point. Thankfully, that time came sooner than I had thought when I recently found myself immersed in the beauty of the south of France. One thing that surprised me most about Nice, having known next to nothing about the city before arriving, was how many interesting little streets and alleyways there were; every turn held a surprise waiting to be discovered.
Prague has to be one of my favourite European cities I’ve traveled to: I completely fell in love with its baroque buildings, vivid culture, traditional food, and – of course – cheap beer. Another great thing about Prague is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to see and do everything that the city has to offer. In fact, this list is composed primarily of things that are, if not free, relatively cheap. Whether you’re there for one day or thirty, you won’t find yourself running low on things to do in Prague.
Traveling throughout Europe can leave you with some big, albeit totally worth it, holes in your wallet. So, if you’re at all concerned about saving money and getting the most out of your travels, doing a bit of research on the various attractions and services offered ahead of time is worth your while. While in Prague, I did just that and discovered that free walking tours were everywhere. Tour guides throughout the main streets offer tourists a completely free 2.5 hour walking tour in Prague. Too good to be true? Keep reading to find out.
With the weather in Hong Kong cooling down, this is the perfect time of year to pull your sneakers on, and head out on a hike to explore the lesser known parts and take in some sky-high views of the city. If you’ve already done most of the popular hikes like Dragon’s Back, Lion Rock, and Twin Peaks, and are looking for something a bit different, this is the perfect hike for you; from Tai Lam Country Park to Tseun Wan with – I kid you not – the most incredible views at Shek Lung Kung. This hike is easy to get to and get home from, takes you past some interesting villages and abandoned buildings, will make for quite the adventure as you wander off the beaten track, and the view at the top is seriously wow-worthy.
If you’re looking for something a bit “different” to do in Prague, then the Sedlec Ossuary in Kutná Hora has you covered. I’m sure you’ve seen your fair share of churches, temples, and the like while travelling, but this chapel is far from typical. Upon stepping inside this unassuming building you’ll be surrounded by the bones of about 40, 000 people, which have been used as decoration. Despite the relatively small size of the chapel, the history behind why the skeletons were initially brought here and what the inspiration was for putting them on display all make the visit well worth the trip.
If you’ve been in Hong Kong long enough, you’ll soon find a break from the city’s busy streets and skyscrapers is desperately needed, even if it’s just for a day. Without having to travel very far, the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin has made a beautiful escape possible for locals and travelers alike with their new Swim & Dine Package. This package includes four hours of pool and/or gym use, and a $300 HKD dining credit at the Pool Bar. It definitely doesn’t get much better than this in Hong Kong!
Serving as one of the most visited cities in Germany, Munich might be a tad overwhelming to the traveler who has never taken to its busy streets, historic buildings, and rich culture. After my stay, I mustered up a list of the top things to do in Munich before leaving the city. Though it would be much more enjoyable to spread everything out over a few days (especially if you enjoy a few too many beers at the biergarten..), if you’re only in Munich for 24 hours or less and you’re committed to seeing as much as humanly possible within that time frame, then the 11 sights below are doable so long as you hustle! Continue reading 11 Things To Do In Munich (That Can Be Done In A Day)
Private kitchens have been one of the latest Hong Kong buzz-worthy dining ventures that people can’t quite seem to get enough of. Whether it’s the interactive element between yourself, the dish, and the chef, or the more intimate environment, these smaller dining concepts seem to be sticking and always pack a full house. Herein comes Twenty Six by Liberty, formerly known as Liberty Private Works, with their mesmerizing ten-course modern and innovative degustation menu that is an absolute thrill for all senses.
I recently spent a long weekend at The Village Coconut Island in Phuket, Thailand and fell in love with the resort (and its all-inclusive food and drink package!). This place is perfect for a romantic getaway or with a group of friends, and it’s also family-friendly. With fantastic facilities, top-notch food, and great service, there’s no excuse not to go! The Village works wonders if you’re in need of a weekend away and want all of the luxuries of a high-end resort without the massive dent in your wallet.
Finding a place that offers an afternoon tea set isn’t hard in Hong Kong, as they can be found in just about any hotel and an assortment of restaurants. The tough part is choosing a place; with so many options throughout HK, trying to figure out which set has the best options for the best value can be quite taxing. Worry not, for Jouer Atelier has collaborated with NEOM on an exclusive afternoon tea set, combining NEOM’s floral fragrances with Jouer’s favourite sweet and savory bites! Continue reading NEOM x Jouer Atelier Afternoon Tea Set