Asia · Europe · Train · Travel

Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy

Our total fail in Harbin aside, in early 2019 Mr Fluskey and I travelled the length of Asia by train over almost three weeks. We managed 4770 miles on the tracks! At the very start of our journey, on our flight to Shanghai, we had watched the map on the monitors, wondering what the landscape… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy

Asia · Train · Travel

Trans-Siberian Travels – Beijing to Harbin by Train

Travelling from Shanghai to St Petersburg by train has to come under the heading “bucket list travel”. The Trans-Siberian (or Trans-Manchurian in our case) is one of those travel experiences that is almost a rite of passage. Travelling from Beijing to Harbin by train was the second leg of our epic Trans-Siberian Travels…and a pretty… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Beijing to Harbin by Train

Asia · Travel

42 Great Things to Add to Your Hong Kong Itinerary

Hong Kong is a fast-paced, dynamic city, with an intriguing blend of Chinese tradition, hints of Western flavour and bucket-loads of modern Asian flair. Here at Flying Fluskey, we are totally hooked! If you are planning to visit Hong Kong, here are 42 great things to add to your Hong Kong Itinerary (broken into sections… Continue reading 42 Great Things to Add to Your Hong Kong Itinerary

General · Review · Travel

The Real Russia Visa Service – Trans-Siberian Travels

Planning a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway can seem daunting. There is a lot to plan and lots of decisions to be made. One big hurdle that you cannot avoid are the visas required for travel in this part of the world. Thankfully the Real Russia Trans-Siberian visa service takes the stress out of this… Continue reading The Real Russia Visa Service – Trans-Siberian Travels

Asia · Food · Travel

7 Top Dim Sum Spots for the Best Dim Sum in Hong Kong

Dim Sum is an oh-so-addictive cuisine made up of scrummy bitesize eats. It has dominated my restaurant cravings for the last few years. I can’t ever get enough, and so every trip we take to Hong Kong is an excuse to cram in just a few more dumplings. Hong Kong has some of the best… Continue reading 7 Top Dim Sum Spots for the Best Dim Sum in Hong Kong

Asia · Travel

Halloween in Hong Kong – Ocean Park, LKF & Wan Chai

If I asked all of you to choose a place to celebrate Halloween, I am sure that a few places would keep cropping up. Salem, USA maybe, or Mexico for the Day of the Dead. Those were our first thoughtS too. However, in 2011, Mr Fluskey and I took a gamble and decided to spend… Continue reading Halloween in Hong Kong – Ocean Park, LKF & Wan Chai

Train · Travel

Riding the Rails – The Joys of Train Travel

Taking to the tracks is such a joy. I know that we are Flying Fluskeys, and flying also makes me a happy girl, but there is something special about a train journey. (I don’t mean my morning commute). People say romantic, honestly, I’m not sure I could call it that, but it is kinda special.… Continue reading Riding the Rails – The Joys of Train Travel

Asia · Europe · General · Travel

Valentine’s Special – Top 5 moments that shouldn’t have been romantic

Forget Venice, shun Paris, chop up the roses and don’t even think about mentioning sunsets. This year, I am the Valentine’s Grinch. 14/02/2017 will be a most unromantic day for my new hubby and I, as we are both on shift at our respective jobs all afternoon and evening. This is, obviously, less than ideal… Continue reading Valentine’s Special – Top 5 moments that shouldn’t have been romantic