Posts From Alix Robinson

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

Hunan Hijinks

The land of spice and birthplace of Mao Zedong: our neighboring landlocked province Hunan certainly has a few hot-spots worth visiting. Alix headed north-east before making his way through the

The World’s Most Modern City?

After some long-haul weekenders, we come back to our own doorstep. Many readers will have undoubtedly been to Shenzhen before, but how well do you really know what this blooming

Going Green: What you need to know

How well do you know your environmental health? We all live on the third rock from the sun and everyone has their own stuff going on in the big rat

Fun & Findings in Fujian

Three cites, three days. Our resident travel expert Alix gives HERE! readers the lowdown on Fujian and why you should consider visiting our adjacent province. This month brings us to