Posts From Alix Robinson

Be Gone to Saigon

Take time to get out of China and explore the allure of a new country with Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Don’t let the musical “Miss Saigon” be the closest

Take a Trip to the Tip of Guangdong

This month’s weekender heads back to Guangdong province to bring you some lesser-known hotspots along the southwest coast. Explore the coastal cities all a short distance from Dongguan. A couple

On The Up: Uptown 26 Review

For readers who missed the recent craft beer festival in Dongcheng, there is another reason to visit the newly renovated industrial area known as HERE! Square. Located in 33 Town,

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