About Me

IMG_0079.jpgThis’s a picture I took in Marbella, Spain 3 years ago. I roamed the streets of the city and ran into this corner, and instantly I was struck. There is something enchanting in the scene that speaks directly to my soul.

Maybe the picture can tell a lot about me. So I posted it here.

I started trotting the world when I was 20. Travelling has opened up the world to me and changed my life forever. I posted more of travelogues in Chinese, so if you can read Chinese, pls do go to my Chinese blog.

I hope through my English blog, I can open a window of viewing into Hong Kong and China, on travel, politics and things that I feel passionate about.

55 replies on “About Me”

Dear Sir or Madam,

My name is Mishi Giber. I am working together with Keats School in China. Keats provides a wide variety of Chinese language courses for groups and individuals. We are the biggest Mandarin school in China.

(I have contacted you in the past and I would like to touch base again. )

We are seeking for cooperation with sites like journey to HongKong. I really like this page

which is very helpful and informative.

I was wondering if it is possible to list Keats School as one of the options on this page. If this needs to be paid, we can pay you to get listed.

This is Keats School’s website:

Please kindly let us know what to do next and we are very looking forward to hearing back from you soon.

Best Regards,
Mishi Giber

It is my great pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the International Congress on Neurological Disorders and Stroke Organizing Committee, and to invite you to attend International Congress on Neurological Disorders and Stroke to be hosted in Dublin, Ireland, 2019

hi anna,
i am jojo , i am in Shenzhen my flight from hongkong airport is at 7a.m.
can you tell me the last limo service time from Shenzhen to hk airport.
or any other transport mode which i can use in night

Hi Anna,

I work with a Hong Kong-based yacht/boat rental platform called Yacht Holimood, and we are planning on hosting a promotional boat party in a few weeks to raise brand awareness and increase client engagement.
Would you and a friend be interested in attending free of charge, and, depending on the experience, writing an honest review/feature of the event/our company on your blog?
The party will take place on Sunday, May 27th, lasting from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM. We will depart from and return to Central Pier, with the destination being Deep Water Bay. There will be food, drinks, floats/inflatables, and photo ops onboard.
Please let me know if you are interested, or if you have any additional questions. I can be reached by email at
Hope to hear from you soon; thanks!


Greetings from Neurologists Congress 2018!!

27th Euro-Global Neurologists Meeting honored to propose you the Mutual Collaboration proposal to develop and share the latest advancements in the field of Neurology & related medicine and products at international level.

We would be glad to inform and invite to the esteemed “27th Euro-Global Neurologists Meeting” going to be held in Moscow, Russia during July 23-25, 2018. The Neurologists Congress 2018 Conference aims at bringing all the eminent working in the related field at Moscow so as to share their achievements in front of the global audience.


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We would appreciate your response for the proposal concerned so that we can discuss the proceeding steps in detail. For any further details required do not hesitate to mail for assistance.

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Greetings from Nursing Diagnosis 2018!
We are organizing “28th World Conference on Nursing Diagnosis and Care Plans (Nursing Diagnosis 2018)” to be held during September 10-11, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic Europe. As we are aware of your organization’s valuable contribution and remarkable efforts in the arena of Nursing Diagnosis it would be our honor to collaborate with your society.

Sara Clark,
Program Director
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Hello, Anna
Nice to meet you! I am a 24-year-old Hong Kong lady. I found your chinese blog when i was searching information about Spanish course(what a coincident:)) I like what your articles and points of view on different things. I am also a travelholic(just travelled back from South America half years ago). Currently, I am struggling whether I should keep travelling and exploring the world or I should rather stay in Hong Kong and be stable…
It would be great to get to know you in person. If you have time, we could go out for a hike, yum cha or coffee, etc. Please let me know:)

Interesting Blog. Keep it up. I visit China annually and Hong Kong occasionally. Yes some of the recent changes in Hong Kong and China are discouraging. But I have faith in the people and things will change eventually. hang in there.

Cheers, Jean.

Hello Anna!

I am Andreea Paulsen, an Online Marketing Specialist at Bridgewest, a company specialized in offering incorporation services in numerous countries.
At the moment I am in charge of several Asian projects and I would like to start a collaboration with you. I found your blog and I believe you have really interesting and useful articles and I hope to have the chance to work with you.
Please let me know what are the advertising options your offer on your blog.

Best regards,


I am interested in advertising on your site,let me know if you are interested in this and we can take this forward.


Hi Anna,

Great blog – I’m also constantly traveling between Hong Kong and Shenzhen sharing what I find more on the business side than on the travel blogging – maybe there is a way we can do some joint content or projects together?! :)

Hi Anna,

My name is Jessica and I hope this email finds you well!

I am a SEO Specialist from Ngong Ping 360 and we are seeking guest posting opportunities and would like to see if you are interested in running a story on a cultural or family day trip of Ngong Ping 360 to experience spirituality and outdoor fun on Lantau Island and Tai O. We are also running a children promotion where kids can ride the cable car for just HK$1! The promotion is from now till 15 May. There are also many attractive packages including 360 fun pass and fishing village tour.

As incentives we would provide you with free tickets to Ngong Ping 360. We would also post the article on our Facebook page which has a strong presence, accumulating 86,134 likes, bringing new traffic and users to your website.

Please let us know your thoughts and have a great day!


Hi Anna

Dear Sir/Madam,

This is Conan from First page limited. We are a premier digital agency and is now seeking blogger for content marketing project.

May I know your email contact for more discuss on it?
Look forward to hearing from you.
Have a nice day.

Dear Anna
Your response to the current situation is entirely understandable. If you broaden your view, the entire world is full of major problems and greater despair. What you have to say is useful to many people around the world. So consider focussing on things you can convey to the world, remembering that mostly they are naive to the local issues.
Keep up your spirit.

Dear Peter
Cannot say thank-you enough. Appreciate your note from the bottom of my heart. I hope I can pick up writing again…But things happening in Hong Kong are getting to such an extent that I do not know what more to say…
Hope you are well. Thanks again.

Dear Anna
When are you writing again? It seems your last blog was Oct 24, Lion Rock Occupy. Understandably events have been unfolding rapidly and tumultuously, and would have occupied your time. In any event I still check regularly.

Hey how you doing?? Love the blog..

My name is Seth Hirsch, I’m a 22 year old hip hop artist based in New York City. I just made this song and music video inspired by the protests for democracy in Hong Kong. 

Here is the video:

This is something I find fascinating and makes me have hope for the future of Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as the world. So many people peacefully and intellectually calling for freedom is remarkable.

Some good friends of mine are over there as journalists covering the events in depth and it got me super motivated to get involved!

Anyways, if you find the video cool or interesting, please feel free to post up or use any other means you may possess to get the word is greatly greatly appreciated :)



Hey how you doing?? Love the blog..

My name is Seth Hirsch, I’m a 22 year old hip hop artist based in New York City. I just made this song and music video inspired by the protests for democracy in Hong Kong. 

Here is the video:

This is something I find fascinating and makes me have hope for the future of Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as the world. So many people peacefully and intellectually calling for freedom is remarkable.

Some good friends of mine are over there as journalists covering the events in depth and it got me super motivated to get involved!

Anyways, if you find the video cool or interesting, please feel free to post up or use any other means you may possess to get the word is greatly greatly appreciated :)



Thank you for sharing this with me. I wish I could feel hope for this country, but when I see what is happening in Hong Kong, a reflection of what China is today, I can only feel despondent and to some extent hopeless about this country and this city.

Hello Anna,

An unusual encounter.

One day I was standing near a busy Beijing rush hour intersection
looking for a restaurant when a attractive, well dressed young lady,
came up to me and asked if I needed any help.

I replied that I was trying to find a place to eat and she quickly
pointed out a nearby Mc Donald’s restaurant.

I thanked her and complemented her on her good command of English.

It turned out that she had degrees in accounting,
business administration, and foreign trade from a University in
California. She asked where I was from and, when I told her that
I lived near Los Angeles, she said;

“I know LA very well, you come from a wonderful place.”

She then launched a perfect recital of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address:

“Four score and seven years ago our
fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation, conceived in Liberty,
and dedicated to the proposition that
all men are created equal. …

(and on to the glorious ending)

… that government of the people,
by the people, for the people,
shall not perish from the earth.”

She paused and then added the following;

“We in China live under a government of
the few, by the few, for the few and
these few have total control over the
lives of all the rest. It is an evil system.”

This encounter and the young lady’s unforgettable words
indicate that China, in spite of it’s current problems,
has the very real potential for a wonderful future.

I know that there is a very real chance that the above will produce
yawns and reactions of “So what!” from many of today’s Chinese.

I am sending this to you in the hope that, if you see some value
in these words and ideas, you will find some way to move them along.

With best wishes, Urban Mullen

Hi! I’m travelling to HK this coming weekend and your blog helped me a lot! Thanks for a lot of usefull information.


My name is Patricia Liébanas and I get in touch with you because we are developing an advertising campaign which we would like to count on you.

If you are interested , please write me back and I will tell you more about the project.

Best regards,


Dear Anna,
Thanks for the wonderful writings! Our company would like to invite you to a cultural event, would you kindly send me an email for your contact? (This sounds like a spam but it is not…)
A CUHK graduate too (nice one on Chung Chi!),

Do you mean Huanggang by Lok Ma Chau? If yes, it is about RMB150 for taxi ride to shenzhen airport. There is taxi stand there. If you take taxi during the night time, there is extra charge.

Ana, did you us on our trip across China and then you let us stay at your brother’s apartment in Hong Kong? Would LOVE to get in touch. Was looking for you on the web. :)

Anna –

How long is it from Lok Ma Chau to Shenzhen airport? Cost?

Is it easy to find a taxi?


Hope this mail finds you in good health! :)

I am Aimey, a freelance writer from London. I’ve gone through the articles on your blog and find them really interesting. I`m fond of writing articles and would like to contribute one for your site as per your theme.

I intend to guest post an article in around 500 words of high quality copyscape proof content and that would be completely free for you. My Article would summarize My thrill seeking travel trip! In return I require a link back to my website.

Please let me know If this sounds good to you so we can starting working together in earnest. Looking forward for a favorable response from you.

With Warm Regards,

Aimey Lewis

Hi Anna,

I just want to say that I enjoy reading your articles about the history, hikes, and food of HK, please keep it up! I frequently send links to my friends outside of HK to encourage them to visit.

Best regards!


I want to put a link in your article that we choose in annatam (dot) com. Can you give a price for a single link in your article that already exists?

I await your response as soon as possible.




I am visiting HK next week.
Would be around Mong Kok area 30th Jan … and would like to know if you know any plastic model kit shops.

Thank you.

Dear Anna,

We are in the process of developing an contextual link building campaign for one our clients. Due to the nature of client, we are interested in advertising on your blog. I was wondering if you would allow in-context link placements or sponsored posts, reviews etc on your blog where contextual links hyperlinks are supported with provided anchor texts. At your earliest convenience, please send information regarding the various in-contextual advertising options offered by you and a current rate schedule.

I can be reached at

I look forward to your reply.

Thanking you . Osanda .

Dear Anne,
I am andrei from Cocktail Holidays Bucharest Romania and please kindly check your company e-mail because I sent there the Authorization Credit Card details for payment of the services for our group arriving tommorrow in Hong Kong. I haven’t received your confirmation yet and I need the ground services. I tried all day to reach you on your phone but nobody answered to me. Please answer to me on my e-mail or on my mobile phone: 0040 722 754 959.

Dear Anne,
the group will arrive tommorrow on International Airport from Hong Kong at 16:40 by TK 70.
Please give ma an emergency number in order to give it to my tour leader and to keep in touch with you.

Kind Regards,

Andrei Sandu

Dear Anna,

Hope you well.

We’re a forum-based website with a published blog community to the public. Currently, our main audience is tourists as well as expatriates in Hong Kong and we aim to promote Hong Kong by actively providing comments and suggestions to our members and facebook fans on any questions related to their stay in Hong Kong.

As we’ve came across your impressive reviews on Hong Kong restaurants and food in your blog, would like to sincerely invite you to be our “Guest Blogger” by extending your personal blog entries in your website to our blog community via RSS. By doing so, it will be truly helpful to foreigners or anyone who wish to find out more about our local food and culture.

Please let us know if this interest you to be part of us and will further discuss with you about our website through email. Many thanks.


Hi Anna,

I came across your site and would like to discuss the possibility of having a guest post on your site.

I’m working on behalf of American Express who have commissioned a number of articles across a range of articles including travel, shopping and entertainment amongst many other things.

I hope this would be something of interest and would very much like to hear back from someone regarding this guest post opportunity.

Please email me at or call me on +44(0)207 617 2416

Kind Regards,

Carolina Wong » SEO Analyst

London Office: 5th Floor, 10 Triton Street, London, NW1 3BF

You are critical to the freedom of speech in Hong Kong and elsewhere. Keep up the good ” word”.

版主年紀輕, 但去的地方真多, 羨幕+佩服

文筆也好, 只是相片略少, 多post圖吧

這Blog的版面也pale了些, 不够colourful

anyway, 加油加油

Hi Webmaster !!

This is Kyla, I went through your site while surfing in Google, am very much impressed with your site’s unique information.I work as a content writer in UK and love the opportunity to guest post for your readers. I would like to give you a unique article on any of your travel related topics. No duplication or copying of the articles are done. I assure you that the article will be published only on your site.

The best part is I won’t be charging you a penny, but in return all I need is just one link within the article.

Looking forward for a positive reply.

Best Regards

Kyla Smith
Web Marketing Manager

Hi! If I ever write my own blog (which I did, but too lazy to keep it up), it will be very much like yours, as I am also into travelling and meditation. Keep up the good job!

Please help me post, I’m now in China and almost cut off connections to the outside world!


I’m sad that Hong Kong will become (is already) just another Chinese city and losing it’s identity. The Hong Kong people will be (are being) over-run by mainland Chinese. The government must be smart enough to implement policies that force mainland people to play by Hong Kong’s rules and protect local citizens. Perhaps stiff penalities of breaking the law, such as Singapore has, is in order, but that is so unlike Hong Kong. I don’t know where this all leads.

Hi! Just wanted to say thank you for maintaining this interesting blog :) I especially appreciate the hiking information. The political discussions are also an interesting read.

All the best to you!

i took a look at your blog very helpful i send some enquire to some of the web site you have been posted and i hope to receive an answer soon, I’m desperate looking for a serviced apartment for the first december to january o february, if someone can help me i will appreciate, max budget 10000 to 13000 per month
kind regards
vecchio angelo


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