Off to Hamburg for #STSHamburg !

No one, but no one tells you to visit Hamburg.

No one even tells you how cool Hamburg is.

Go visit Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt.. they say.

And so Hamburg, bigger than all but Berlin, remains a bit of a mystery, but that’s OK, because I am totally looking forward to meeting a Hamburgian (not the kind u eat) and also making that Beatle connection (not the kind u squash) walking the same streets as John Paul George, Pete, Stu and of course Ringo, once did.

Hamburg Speicherstadt - photo credit : www.bilderbuch-hamburg.de

Hamburg Speicherstadt – photo credit : www.bilderbuch-hamburg.de

And as luck would have it.. we are off to Germany once more, for the Social Travel Summit (STS), that is held in Hamburg, this year.

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Barone Ricasoli Wine Dinner @ Senja

We recently had the pleasure of meeting Baron Francesco Ricasoli, who was hosting a Brolio wine dinner at Senja, Italian restaurant at Saujana Hotel here in KL. Francesco (top left) a lovely man, with a keen eye for photography.. he has the most amazing instagram account! The Barone Ricasoli Wine Estate is the oldest winery in […]

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Han Woo Ri, Korean BBQ @ PJ Uptown

The four Bs of Korean dining.. booze, bibimbap, barbecue, and banchan. Unfortunately only one of these is bottomless – ie. endlessly refillable. But it doesn’t matter, because the food here at Han Woo Ri is soooo good, you’ll have enough great dishes to keep you occupied for an entire afternoon. Tons of delectable Side dishes, […]

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The Gastro Project @ Section 17

I’ve had some of my most sumptuous meals out of restaurants, where I least expected to be wow-ed. That’s part of the excitement of expecting nothing, and having your eyes open in amazement at everything. One such place is The Gastro Project. Japanese Salad – Pomegranate, avocado, onions, toasted pine nuts, fava beans

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5 hip accommodations from around the region

Ah.. Wednesday’s for many, are synonymous with a mid-week sigh of relief.. you’ve made it past the Monday blues and dreaded Tuesdays.. and only 2 more days to the weekend. That may be so, but Wednesdays these days, to us, have become synonymous with something completely different. Travel bargains. We are of course talking about… Visa Wednesdays. And […]

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Burgundy Wine dinner at Rendez-Vous

It kind of surprises me, that Rendez-Vous, a traditional French restaurant located just a cross the road from Telawi Bangsar, has eluded me thus far. Owners, chef Florian Nigen and Arnaud Chappert maintain the tradition of a hearty French cuisine, often matched only by a superb wine list, affable service and a leisurely mood. And because […]

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10 Adventures in Nagoya

From Kyoto, it was time to catch our ride to Nagoya. While the Nozomi Shinkansen (bullet train) is the fastest, the JR pass does not cover this, so you can take either the Kodama or the Hikari (2nd fastest train). We opted for Hikari, because on the train schedule, it was the next train along, and […]

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Just Pie.. Beauty that is more than Crust Deep

When it comes to pies and sinking my teeth into the perfect pastry, I don’t really care for pretty. Afterall, beauty is more than crust deep, and sinking your incisors into buttery, flaky puff pastry only to hit a lava core of oozy savory mushrooms or stringy cheese, well, that’s getting to the heart of the matter. […]

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Fish Head Noodles @ Ring Road Restaurant, Jalan Gelang KL

Once upon a sunny afternoon, as me and Cumi were walking around the Loke Yew area, we noticed this place which was packed with folks, all eating one thing. Fish head. The fish looked huge and fresh and the sauces looked amazingly varied. Steaming hot and reeking of a fishy freshness, we found ourselves drawn […]

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Rama V’s New Mouthwatering Thai Menu

Although Thai restaurants in KL are a dime a dozen, and some of the menus I’ve browsed seem a tad boring and homogeneous, some restaurants constantly evolve and improve on their cuisine. Which is why there’s a good chance you won’t recognize much of the fare at Rama V. This somewhat low-key, casual, comfortable, yet […]

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Tantalizing Tuaran Noodles @ Ah Soon Kor

Cumi just stumbled upon this fabulous place for that Sabah favorite, Tuaran mee, and this weekend he promptly had me in tow, to check out the place. Named after two partners, Ah Soon Kor is located in SS3 and serves a delightful mix of Sabah noodles, local chinese daichow dishes, specialties from Rawang (steamed fish) and […]

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