Relive in Photos: A Week in Hong Kong

Hong Kong A Week in the City “And if you screw up just this much, you’ll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong!” – Stinger (Top Gun, 1986) Scroll horizontally to experience my visit On to Thailand…


Why I Built the Ultimate Asian Backpacker Currency Converter

I know, I know. There are a thousand currency converters out there. Big ones, small ones, dedicated sites, phone apps, widgets for your sidebar. There are a ton, I know, so why did I spend my time building a new one? Simply put, most of them just suck and none of them fit my needs […]


The Red, Orange and Green: 7-11s in Asia

In Asia, there is a particular store that is a godsend, or I should say, an America-send. 7-11. It’s a small piece of American business savvy in Asia that you can always rely on when you’re a backpacker in need. What need you might ask? Well that depends on in what situation you find yourself. Sometimes, or more […]

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Ocean Park in Hong Kong

Ocean Park in Hong Kong. Aquariums are hard to pass up in my opinion. In a few weeks, I’d like to get my scuba diving certification in Koh Tao, Thailand, but this provided some safe, dry and amazing entertainment for the time being


A Day’s Spending in Hong Kong

Hong Kong isn’t a budget travelers paradise, not even close. It’s a modern city with an emphasis on spending. A small flat can cost more than a house in California, and real estate on Victoria Peak (overlooking the city) is some of the most costly on the planet. Having said that It’s possible to get […]


Poor Planning in Hong Kong

Poor planning on my part led to my having to change hostels for my last night in Hong Kong. I went to extend my stay, but was promptly told that they were booked. So I went online and found another hostel. It was slightly more expensive but had good reviews so I decided to fork […]