Posts From Alix Robinson

A View To A Kill: The View

The lesser known backwater of Shilong has found itself with increasingly more visitors lately, ever since the Dongguan metro opened and linked it with the line stretching as far south

Colonial Legacy On The South

As one of the top tourist destinations in the world, Hong Kong can offer plenty of reasons to visit and spend time there. And what’s more, living in Dongguan means

What to see in Guangxi

Welcome to “The Weekender!” offering suggestions for that cheeky weekend away on a reasonable budget. after all, we are in the prime position to see a few new places around.

New on the block: Bonacasa Houjie

A new addition to Houjie’s Italian restaurant community has arrived in the form of Bonacasa. In my opinion, if you are going to compete in such a competitive industry, you

The Quiz Itch: Drink and Think

The pub quiz culture may be familiar for some, but in China it is relatively still in its infancy. Nevertheless, expat generations alike seemingly cannot resist pitting their wits against

Taipei 101

From north to south, Taiwan is overflowing with culture, history & beauty. From the food, to the museums, to the famous Taipei 101, this place knows how to tantalize your

Very Fast Food: The Best of Convenience Store Snacks

Once in a while, you may find yourself standing in stretching lines at McDonald’s or KFC, wondering, “how can they call this fast food?” In an age when fast is

Get Me in a Taxi!

We’ve all been there. You need to get from A to B and the only option is a taxi. In China, the word seems to almost go hand in hand

48 hours in shanghai

China’s mighty financial center of the north is great for business, but how is it for lazy weekends, casual dinners out and raucous parties? Perhaps better than you’d think. At

Saline Rising

This month brings us some top-notch action from the keys of Alix Robinson. With guns, car chases and Russians, honestly, what more could you want? Are you not entertained? The