Posts From Alix Robinson

Fine Hospitality at Hostaria Restaurant & Wine Bar

Italian eateries are seemingly more commonplace with every passing year in Dongguan. I firmly believe that to make it in the F&B industry these days takes a combination of impressive

Life’s A Beach!

Summer is here and that means three things: sun tanning, sea waves, and sandcastles! Whether you like soft sandy beaches, adrenaline-inducing watersports, or beach hiking trails, there is a piece

Hainan Hideaways

In conjunction with this month’s cover story we offer a more adventurous beach option, by way of China’s original “Hawaii.” It can only be the tropical island of Hainan. Literally

Spot on or Not on? Boton Restaurant

For six years I have dined in and written about countless venues, around the many townships of Dongguan. There is one restaurant that has regularly reared its head. “Boton” may

Of all the Gin Joints: JiuGuan

Admittedly, most of the bars I often visit are selected for their Western vibe, so when I was told about a suave new Chinese style cocktail bar near DG Mall,

A Little Slice of Lagos: Caleb Pizza & Cafe

After numerous complaints from its residents following a pronunciation mix up of the written characters, the neighborhood formally known as “Hadi” is now officially called “Gedi,” with all metro signs

Are You Feeling Lucky?

Summer has officially arrived! The month of may sees our resident travel columnist take a gamble on one of China’s most unique spots. We bet you didn’t see this one

Go With The Flow: Big River

Dongcheng is renowned for its fair share of bars, which makes standing out from the crowd that bit more difficult. That is exactly what newly opened micro-brewery “Big River” has

The Heart of Canton

Our provincial capital city Guangzhou simply must be on any fledgling Dongguaner’s bucketlist of places to visit. It’s so vast, even if you’ve been before, the chances are you didn’t

Hanoi Rocks, Lliterally

Following last month’s Chinese new year getaway suggestion, HERE! Offers another convenient alternative for leaving China’s borders over the holiday period. Check out the gem that is Hanoi. Vietnam’s capital