Tag Archives Hong Kong

Peking Duck

Peking duck, originally prepared for emperors during the imperial era, is now considered a traditional classic dish in Hong Kong. Though this dish takes a considerable amount of time to prepare, that’s part of what makes it so special, and so impressive. None of the steps require much skill, though your dinner guests will think you’re a culinary master. Though…

Despite the world-class smog and the often greasy cuisine, Hong Kong is a very healthy place. Residents there are committed to exercise, and it’s fair to say that there are plenty of healthy food options; you just need to find them. So, as we continue our series of healthy itineraries for world class destinations, let’s take a look at a…

This blog exists for the very simple reason that it is not easy to stay healthy when you’re traveling. On the road, we all have a hard time avoiding stress, getting enough sleep, eating properly and maintaining exercise routines. But this week at USA Today, Nancy Trejos offers up six tips for maintaining your health while traveling. Staying healthy is…

While much of the U.S.-based media took their nose off the grindstone this week, there was some very interesting news from abroad, particularly for expatriates. One of the big factors most people consider (or should consider) when contemplating a move overseas is the cost of healthcare. And, according to a new study from Towers Watson, the cost of healthcare around…

As the Global Village has become more global than ever before, the number of expats has increased in recent years. Whether driven by overseas business assignments or an increasing number of retirees in search of a paradisiacal oasis, people are seeking to put down stakes in foreign lands. We recently wrote about the best health systems for expatriates. Now, comes…

It has long been known that laughter not only improves one’s  mood, but it also has physiological benefits such as increasing blood flow to the heart, reducing stress hormones, and improving the immune system.  British researchers have shown that fifteen minutes of laughter will enhance the level of endorphins, the body’s naturally produced pain killers. What may be surprising is…

The last few years, most Americans have been wondering just how golden their golden years are going to be. But putting that aside and focusing on the upside, there’s been some interesting information in the news this week about Boomers retiring abroad. International Living recently came out with its 2012 Retirement Index. They ranked countries based upon categories such as…

Earlier this week Hong Kong’s secretary for security reported a 17% increase in the number of deception cases handled so far this year. Most of these cases were phone scams and fake kidnapping claims.  Fake kidnapping is facilitated by the offender calling a mother, claiming that her son has been kidnapped and then demanding ransom.  As the Healthy Travel Blog reported…

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