Posts From Alix Robinson

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

America in Houjie: Dreams

Houjie struggles to cater to Western palates compared to bountiful Dongcheng, so it was a pleasant surprise when I recently heard that it has its first restaurant-bar run by a

Philippine Eden Presents Paradise

With Chinese new year almost upon us, for this month’s getaway suggestion we leave China’s borders, as our weekender guide tells the tales of his Christmas trip to the central

South-East Eats: Saigon (Houjie)

Welcome to “Saigon,” the former title of the city that Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh’s name was bestowed upon in 1976. The restaurant is situated on Houjie Avenue, adjacent to

West of the Pearl River

The west of the pearl river delta stretches from Guangzhou down to Zhuhai. This month our resident weekender columnist explores what lies between the two and why it’s worth visiting.

Is the High-Speed Link Worth It?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock recently, you must have heard of the new high-speed train link from mainland China to Hong Kong. But does the service deliver