Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Details at the Mercer.

This liquid hand soap is another reason I love the Mercer. Their powers of observation are just about as awesome as mine.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Live dangerously.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Maybe next time.

No, I am not going to name this restaurant. Part of the fun is looking for the As.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Michelin Stars are passe.

I recommend you choose your restaurants in New York by sanitary grading. Prominently displayed in windows.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Mercer needs to lower their standards;)

If a wrapped drinking straw results in sheer joy, imagine the reaction a factory-wrapped plastic mattress elicits in me. My apologies to the guests staying a floor below.

Monday, May 23, 2011


At first, I thought, "How thoughtful!" The owner was warning passersby about Bed Bugs. Then I saw the 'No' that was obscured by tape. And ... immediately called the movers to pick this gem up;)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

... but not necessary.

Seriously, do we need more people talking on their mobile phones? In washroom stalls? Think of the germ trail. And the sound effects.

Call me old-fashioned ...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Awesome Possum.

Day Two and my Kale Shake at the Opus Hotel is made perfectly. This shake is a great way to start your day and incorporate into your travels almost wherever you go. A high-powered blender is a must -- possum doesn't blend that easily;) Once again the recipe is 2 cups of organic kale, 1 ripe organic banana and 1 cup of spring water.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Yeah Opus!

Some people like to have "Travel Companions" waiting for them in their hotel room. I am perfectly content with slippers. Two pairs is pure joy.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Of course I found this on my wall.

And it wasn't a painting:(

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A fine example of cross contamination.

Why, oh why, deliver clean bedding on a luggage trolley? I appreciate it is easier to transport, but it really does defeat the purpose of changing the bed sheets. And it makes the Hygiene Hunter cranky.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Definitely not a piece of wood.

This seriously dehydrated creature near the Eiffel Tower is a reminder to WATCH WHERE YOU STEP. Otherwise you could track creature germs into your home.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A sunbaked roach?

More likely dead since cockroaches tend to be nocturnal. But since I did not poke and prod and because I am feeling generous today, let's go with on vacation from pesting.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My mistake.

Apparently, this was a buffet. At least for someone or something:( A neat predator nevertheless.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Not a buffet.

This is a tidy nest outside my window at the Halekulani Hotel. Mother Bird is watchful of her babies.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Better in his mouth than nose.

If I were a famed (or unfamed) chef this would not be the promotional photo I would choose. But that's me. I am not Alan Wong who happens to make the most delicious Loco Moco. Chefs are clearly a different breed than Hygiene Hunters. Walking around with a finger in my mouth -- particularly if it was someone else's -- would be disastrous to my brand. Onward. While eating at Alan Wong's two restaurants (not at the same time) I never once saw Alan do the above. Perhaps because he wasn't there.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Excellent colour choice at Colette.

I really like the staircase at Colette in Paris for a number of reasons. Hygiene Hunter reason number one. The white handrails provide the perfect camouflage for the white tissue I use to avoid direct contact with handrails. Hygiene Hunter reason number two. Sticky jam prints and boogers are more noticeable one white anything. Not that I saw anyone in Colette with a finger up their nose.