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Michael Taylor
Hong Kong
A sports fan that likes to travel. Look over his shoulder as he wanders the world and roots for his favourite teams!
Interests: fitness, health, kickboxing, swimming, culture, foreign languages, cuisine, wine, travel, american football
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Tagliatelle with Fresh Summer Truffles and Grilled Peppers Sauce is a perfect Italian dish for summer. Andrea Tranchero, Executive Chef, Barilla Australia Pty Ltd, shared his recipe at food and wine trade fair HOFEX Hong Kong. Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Accidental Travel Writer
The Noble Hotel is a budget hotel on Jalan Besar in Singapore. Housed in a renovated shop house, it has small rooms, free Wi-Fi, an optional breakfast. It is located in a working class neighborhood on the outskirts of Little India. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Accidental Travel Writer
Thank you very much for this information, Mark! Sounds like the tours would be very interesting and enjoyable.
Quick guide to Tivoli Gruna Lund in Stockholm Sweden: amusement park rides, newest attractions, summer concerts, food and beverage outlets, tips for seniors Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Accidental Travel Writer
They're quite savoury! Not your run-of-the-mill ramen by any means.
Imagine a noodle shop with only nine seats getting a Michelin star - especially in a crowded market like Tokyo. I wonder how the shop in Hong Kong will fare?
Sneak preview: Tokyo’s first Michelin star ramen shop opens in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay district. Can the popular restaurant find favour with Hong Kong’s picky eaters on a street already lined with popular Japanese eateries? Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Accidental Travel Writer
Okay, premium economy is not Business Class, but it seems like pretty good value.
More than 40,000 running enthusiasts will take to the streets of San Francisco on Sunday 21 May 2017 in the 106th annual Bay to Breakers footrace, whose theme this year will be the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
I haven't been to Yosemite since I was young. Really wish I could make it there this year!
Travel Guide: for the first time in a century, a Total Solar Eclipse will make its way across the Continental United States on 21 August 2017, passing over 12 states from Oregon to South Carolina. Where to witness it and essential planning tips. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
I used to live and work in this neighborhood, but I left 20 years ago. Seems to have changed quite a bit. There were only two malls back then, Amoy Plaza and Telford Plaza. There was one restaurant serving Southeast Asian food that I particularly liked. To be honest, I don't particularly miss the place. I like living where I live now better.
Pasteis de nata, or Portuguese egg tarts, are a popular Portuguese pastry that have given rise to a liqueur reminiscent of Bailey’s Irish Cream, only richer, lighter, silkier, and more nuanced. How will the market react? Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
I would really like to do this on my next trip to Europe. I really hope the offer is still good when that happens!
I'm sure you will have a great time!
Sounds like quite an adventure! I've always wanted to take a long-distance train ride!
The design looks quite trendy! A welcome addition to Kowloon Bay!
Hotel Review: Camlux Hotel is a newly opened hotel converted from a factory in Kowloon Bay offering comfortable accommodation and yummy food near Enterprise Square Five, MegaBox, Kowloon International Trade and Exhibition Centre Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority launch free doha stopover with complimentary visas and hotel stays for international passengers changing planes at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. How does it work? Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
Trials and tribulations of traveling by Trans-Siberian Express from Moscow Russia to Beijing China: dealing with foreign languages, strange food, inadequate toilets, cheap vodka, culture shock and cramped cabins. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
Quick Guide to HOFEX, Asia's largest food and beverage trade will be held 8 to 11 May 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. ProWine Hong Kong will run concurrently with the event Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
Whatever can go wrong often does go wrong.Leaving extra time is always a good idea. You can always chill out over a cup or cofee or a glass of wine if you end up with surplus time ... better than rushing around like a chicken with its head cut off!!!
Hong Kong Sightseeing: Definitive Guide to Kowloon Bay, a neighborhood in transition: shopping malls, movie theatres, eating out, recreation, what to do, where to stay, a Buddhist shrine, a zero carbon building and what the future holds. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
New hotels are opening in China practically every day. Does the country face a surplus of rooms? Let's see what industry insiders have to say about the challenges and opportunities facing the country's hospitality industry. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer
How to cook Sweet and Sour Pork - a Michelin three star chef at one of Hong Kong's best Chinese restaurants shares his recipe for this mouth-watering dish, modified for the convenience of home cooks. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Accidental Travel Writer