Half Italian, half-Chinese, Gabriella was born and raised in Hong Kong until leaving for studies and work abroad in London, Paris and Beijing. She recently completed an overland journey from Brussels to Hong Kong in 306 days and is now working on a cookbook and travelogue inspired by the journey across the Eurasian continent. Travelling long-term showed her how you can become tired of landscapes and the 100th temple, but never become blasé about people. The most interesting experiences from the road have been through engaging with people along the way and learning their history, culture and politics from personal stories. Gabriella is eager to explore the stories behind Hong Kong’s everyday forgotten icons and delve back into the Chinese language for Zolima CityMag. Part of the duo behind the award winning blog he Funnelogy Channel (www.funnelogychannel.com), when she is not on a bus, train or plane, you will most likely find her trying new foods street-side, preferably with her hands. And chatting to the cook.