Why is it called The Smoo Diaries?
Who is Smoo? He’s a stuffed moose pillow, the moose that likes to snooze; hence Smoo. That’s his name etymology & he was going to be my alter ego. This was a pure travel blog & I brought him along on all travels so it made sense. At the time.
That was then. But things have evolved; besides travels in Asia, I’m equally if not more interested in discovering my Chinese roots, culture and heritage. A lot of travellers want that local authentic experience & I’m with them, but most HK blogs only talk about that new expaty fusion restaurant, that new gimmicky bar, or that new IT club. but none of that is OLD HK.
I’m here to experience that OLD HK as how my mum remembers it. I now run Free Walking Tours in Hong Kong, join me!