Asia Travel

Conquering Shanghai: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Shanghai: Travel Planning Guide

Overview Perhaps the best way to characterize Shanghai is as China’s New York City.  While the political heart of China belong in Beijing, the financial heart is in Shanghai.  It also in many represents a modern China.  Remnants of the traditional China are disappearing in […]

Shanghai Museum Visitors Guide

Shanghai Museum Visitors Guide

Shanghai is a symbol of a modern cutting edge China.  Its skyscrapers are amount the tallest and most impressive anywhere in the world.  It boats the fastest train in the world.  Almost everything about the city is forward thinking.  There is still places however to […]

Conquering Tokyo: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Tokyo: Travel Planning Guide

Tokyo is the worlds most populous metropolis.   The dynamic city may go down as the most interesting in the world.  Tokyo is cute, crowded, friendly, exotic and much more.  It has a certain quality to it that is practically indescribable.  You simply have to visit […]

See Traditional Japan At The Sensō-ji Temple In Tokyo

See Traditional Japan At The Sensō-ji Temple In Tokyo

Tokyo is a fast paced high energy modern metropolis.  Those looking for a more traditional Japan would be best served by visiting a place like Kyoto.  Still Tokyo has plenty of history to uncover and one of the most popular places to see some ancient […]

The Top 7 Neighborhoods In Tokyo To Explore

The Top 7 Neighborhoods In Tokyo To Explore

  Tokyo is a massive city made up of smaller ones.  23 wards or municipalities make up the whole of Tokyo and each have their own local government while still being part of the larger metropolis. Within each ward their are several neighborhoods, many of […]

An Escape in the Heart of Tokyo: Meiji Shrine

An Escape in the Heart of Tokyo: Meiji Shrine

The Meiji Shrine pretty much sums up Tokyo.  A pocket of serenity in the middle of a fast paced modern metropolis.  Across the street is the trendy teenage hot spot of Takeshita Dori in Harajuku.  Flanking one side of the Meiji Shrine grounds is the former Olympic […]

Shinjuku: Where Tokyo goes to Work and Play

Shinjuku: Where Tokyo goes to Work and Play

Whoever came up with the adage of work hard play hard must have spent time in Shinjuku.  It is the most dynamic of Tokyo’s 23 wards or districts.  Whether you are going there on business or to shop and play, Shinjuku has plenty to do […]

Conquering Hong Kong: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Hong Kong: Travel Planning Guide

Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic places in the world.  The former British colony merges east and west to spectacular effect.  It has become one of the the truly world cities with citizens from all over the world calling it home.  Toursits flock […]

The Many Ways To Experience Victoria Harbour

The Many Ways To Experience Victoria Harbour

Perhaps the best harmony of natural and manmade beauty occurs in Hong Kong.  The instantly recognizable Victoria Harbour is a stunning sight and alone makes any trip to Hong Kong worth it.  The harbour takes on a variety of looks and you will want to […]

A Visit to Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin Temple

A Visit to Hong Kong’s Wong Tai Sin Temple

Like many religious sites in large Asian cities, the Wong Tai Sin Temple sits as a serene refuge amongst the bustle of a modern metropolis.  Thanks to a short but storied past and ease of access, the temple has become one of the most popular […]