Everything you need to know about Asia…including Chinese culture & customs and plenty of tips for your next visit to the orient!
Newcomer to Hong Kong.. want to visit the top must-see sights? Mint Mocha Musings has you covered. Sail on a traditional Junk, take a cable car ride up the mountain and jump in one of the city’s iconic red taxis – you won’t miss a thing.
The perfect list for first-timers to the mighty Kong who want to know the best spots to trek to for some serious retail therapy!! Even better, a great reference to give visitors to Hong Kong! You’re most welcome! 😉
If you happen to be in Hong Kong around Chinese New Year, you may want to read up on the culture of Lai See-giving. Yes, red packets filled with money are tucked inside everyone’s coat pockets and handed out like money is literally going out of fashion. It’s an age old tradition and one you can’t afford to ignore!
In Hong Kong/China there are a thousand customs that must be adhered to (if you want to ‘save face’)! Everything from the way you hold your chopsticks to the type of gift you give someone could leave you hung out to dry! Take note my friends!
And nothing is more important than the famous Spring Festival (aka Lunar New Year and Chinese New Year). The biggest and most significant date on the Chinese calendar, it’s all about starting fresh (and this includes wearing brand spanking new, red underwear)! Make sure you’ve got yourself covered when it comes to doing the right thing!
If this famous army of clay soldiers in Xi’an is on your bucket list, this post has everything you need to know.
Mystical and magical, the Terracotta Army has been named as the 8th Wonder of the World and they are every bit as amazing as you could hope. Unearthed just 40 years ago, this 8000-strong army is steeped in fascinating history.
Known as the ‘cradle of civilisation’ locals say if China were a tree; Beijing is its branches, Shanghai its leaves and Xi’an, it’s roots! If you want to see the real China, look no further. 3100 years in the making, 13 dynasties placed their capital here in Xi’an. Here’s what to see.