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Leonid Mironov

Hong Kong


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Big fan of all things Asian. Put my money where my mouth is and have been living in Asia on an off since 2005 and loving it. Very keen on Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine. 

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AHong Kong Island: Best Hotel on HK Island to stay around $100 for 5 nights in July?

Your best bet is probably Bishop Lei international house or some of the Sheung Wan hotels like butterfly on hollywood or iplus. If you are lucky you can get an IBIS room for about $100 but those run out fast.  See More

ALondon: Is it good to stay near Finsbury Park?

It's ok - even if a little far from the main attractions. Really depends on what you want from your hotel. See More

ALondon: Best Bloody Mary in London?

Traditionally the best Bloody Mary is at the Grenadier​ pub in the heart of west London. Even of wasn't the place you were thinking of - go visit it is spectacular! See More

AWhat is your fondest travel memory?

I think the fondest memory has to be of traveling around the rice country in rural Japan. By rail from Tokyo up north to Niigata-ken. Places like ( Muikamachi​, Sado​, Koide​). wonderful rice paddies, beautiful... See More

ABest places to ski outside of Europe?

If you are over in Asia you would be hard pressed to find better skiing than in Japan. Nagano (Nagano​ - the site of winter olympics) but also the lesser-known (typically) the "Japanese Alps" - Echigo-Yuzawa Echigoyuzawa Station​... See More

AHong Kong: Restaurant recommendations

A lot of awesome places listed already - a shout out to Kau Kee Restaurant​again as its worth it - but of the new ones i would recommend Ho Lee Fook​​​ (its a funky fresh place at G/F, 1-5 Elgin Street, Central )  also queen... See More

QHouston: Best place to stay in Houston?

Hi - I am flying almost literally halfway across the world to Houston for a few business meetings and back after 3 days. I would really appreciate any tips comfort and location wise. Budget wise would be good to fit under $350/night.  Thanks! See More

AMoscow: What to see Moscow or Saint Petersburg?

I'd say why choose? Travel between the cities is easy and quick (50min flight/4hr train). You are better off visiting during the summer months (may-September really).   The cities could not be more different - Moscow is a delightful is of the more traditional Russian... See More

AHong Kong: Best tea houses in Hong Kong

The classic and easiest to visit is Luk Yu (Luk Yu Tea House & Restaurant​) Try the goose - its quite something! But depending what you would like to get from your tea house experience I would suggest going to some of the more traditional  dim sum... See More

AWhat is the best city in the world when you're hungry?

Hong Kong- no contest! From fine dining (I'm thinking 8 1/2 Bombana 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana​, LKH at four seasons Lung King Heen​) to modern international food at PMQ PMQ​, to street food institutions like... See More

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