An hour ferry ride takes you from Hong Kong to Macau. Just for one night. Just for fun.
Checking in at Mandarin Oriental Macau. Tea in bed…
My last visit to Bali was in 2009. It was a quick two-night trip to/from Taipei…not enough time. So we are back again.
Four Seasons operates two properties in Bali. One near the water (Jimbaran) and another in the jungle (Sayan).
I’ve lived on islands (Oahu and Manhattan) all my life. I like being near the water, but love homes surrounded by greenery. Deep in valley and up mountains. Big trees and wild flowers. It was Sayan I found enchanting…
– Kathy ***
Hawaii mochi is very different from Japanese mochi. It’s softer, more gentle. It doesn’t have the precise, flawless look of Japanese mochi, but I find the final product more happy and enjoyable. In the end, it’s all about pleasure ^-^
I have two regular mochi spots in Honolulu. The first is Nisshodo in Kalihi (post here and here for more chichi dango). The second is Happy Hearts Mochi. Happy Hearts doesn’t have a retail storefront. You have to order via email (at least two business days in advance), schedule a pick-up time, and then go to Natsunoya Tea House in Liliha for pick-up. It’s worth it.