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Bangkok Itinerary: 4 days of shopping, culture, and seafood

Last updated on May 1st, 2020 at 09:07 pm This is post 9 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Bangkok is one of the most popular cities in Southeast Asia for tourists. While I had visited the city numerous times as a child, most of the time we only end up going shopping and getting […]

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Ping Nam Stream: hidden waterfall in Hong Kong

This is post 65 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Ping Nam Stream is the name of the river that flows from Ping Fung Shan towards Nam Chung deep in Fanling near Bride’s Pool and Wu Gau Tong hike. Chasing waterfalls is something that I never thought I’d do in Hong Kong, yet it […]

Seeking Kam Kui Shek Teng, Sai Kung Hong Kong

This is post 64 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Kam Kui Shek Teng is a huge hexagonal column of basat atop a mountain on the edge of Highland Reservoir in Sai Kung. It’s a short distance from the trail that leads from the Sai Wan Pavilion to Sai Wan Beach but for some […]

Chatuchak Market guide by a Bangkok market addict

This is post 29 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Chatuchak market is the biggest weekend market in Bangkok and Thailand, and also one of my favourite places to shop in the whole wide world. But it’s a maze in itself so here’s where this Chatuchak Market guide comes in. From authentic vintage to the […]

Green Egg Island – an unusual oasis in Sai Kung, Hong Kong

This is post 63 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Green Egg Island – does that mean that the island has green eggs? Not quite. The Green Egg Island off the coast of Clear Water Bay area in Sai Kung is shaped like an egg with a green yolk, hence its name. You can […]

Sai Kung Kayaking: a guide on where to rent and go

This is post 62 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Kayaking in Sai Kung is one of the best summer activities to do in Hong Kong. Believe it or not, this concrete jungle has a pretty amazing coastline hidden and Sai Kung is one of the best. As we have a long summer here […]

Thailand 2 week itinerary: the best from north to south

This is post 28 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is one of the most popular countries to backpack and two weeks would be enough time to see some highlights! Arguably the best country for both beginner and experienced backpackers, you can meet like minded travelers in cultural and foodie cities or go off […]

Koh phangan in 36 hours: a first timer stopover guide for non-motorbike riders

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 09:56 am This is post 27 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Known as the party island, Koh Pha-Ngan is somewhere that I wasn’t sure I would like. While it’s full of beautiful beaches and vista, it is more suited to people who can ride a motorbike and […]

Hua Hin Itinerary: how to get there from Bangkok and what to do

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 10:15 am This is post 26 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Hua Hin is 4 hours from Bangkok and a great alternative to Pattaya for people seeking a beach escape. It makes for a great stop for anyone who wants to head from Bangkok to the southern […]

Koh Phi Phi Island Itinerary: beaches and tour guides + more

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 10:28 am This is post 25 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Koh Phi Phi is an island between Krabi and Phuket in the Andaman Sea, famed for its crystal clear water. It has a bit of a reputation for being a party island with backpackers, but there’s […]

A first timer’s guide to Khao Sok National Park and its tours

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 10:33 am This is post 24 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Khao Sok National Park is one of my most anticipated stops on my month-long trip across Thailand. Arguably famous in the backpacker circles, I hadn’t heard of it until I dug deeper into my research. The […]

Cheow Lan Lake Tour in Khao Sok: what to expect on an overnight tour

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 10:35 am This is post 23 of 29 in the series “Thailand” If there is one thing you can do in Khao Sok National Park, make it the Cheow Lan Lake overnight tour. Formed as a result of the building of Ratchaprapha Dam in the 70s, it is […]

A Krabi Itinerary for beach and nature lovers

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 10:39 am This is post 22 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Krabi is known for its karst mountains and beautiful beaches, sitting on the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. It’s across from Phuket and a great alternative since it’s easier to get around its […]

Hiking Middle Hill – a fly by from Kowloon Peak

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 10:43 am This is post 61 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” True to its name, Middle hill is sandwiched between other hills, most notably Kowloon Peak. Called ‘Elephant Mountain’ in Chinese, it’s the mountain north of Kowloon Peak and connects to Shatin Pass Road. It makes […]

Zeavola: unexpected barefoot luxury in Koh Phi Phi

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 10:45 am This is post 21 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Barefoot luxury. It was a term I’ve heard of but I didn’t truly understand it until I arrived in Zeavola. Located in the north of Koh Phi Phi Don, it’s far removed from the boisterous Tonsai […]

Tastebud travel: easy international recipes to recreate at home

Last updated on May 15th, 2020 at 11:47 pmOne of my favourite things to do on my travels is to try the local cuisine, so much so that I always try to join a food tour or a cooking class. Being at home for so long makes me long for travel but that’s not always […]

Anana Ecological Resort – Ao Nang Krabi’s best kept secret

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 01:32 pm This is post 20 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Nestled in a backroad on the hills overlooking Ao Nang, Anana Ecological Resort is a breath of fresh air from the busy Ao Nang center in Krabi, Thailand surrounded by karst mountains. An eco resort that […]

Thai Massage Chiang Mai: best and cheap places to go

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 01:33 pm This is post 19 of 29 in the series “Thailand” If you ask me what my favourite thing about Thailand is, it would have to be Thai massages. In particular, Chiang Mai has the most affordable Thai massage across the board. I practically find myself wandering […]

Northern Italy Itinerary: 5 different 10-14 days itinerary for you

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 01:43 pm This is post 39 of 39 in the series “Italy” When it comes to northern Italy, there are so many stunning cities from the Italian Alps to the rolling vineyards of Tuscany. Trying to plan an itinerary for the entire northern Italy is difficult, and you’re […]

Best Chiang Mai restaurants – thai food, vegans, and smoothies!

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 01:44 pm This is post 18 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Chiang Mai is the jewel of northern Thailand and the restaurant choices are top notch. As a favourite hangout of digital nomads, you are spoiled for choices from Thai food to the best vegan restaurants. I […]

Hiking essential from a mountain lover: what’s in LTE’s bag?

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 01:47 pmReaders of Laugh Travel Eat and those who follow me on Facebook and Instagram are no stranger to my hiking photos. I would like to think that I’ve become somewhat of a seasonal hiker, even if I do still struggle when climbing uphill! I’ve gone through numerous […]

Lui Ta Shek hike: a quiet hike in Sai Kung

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 11:34 am This is post 60 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Another hidden gem of a hike in Sai Kung, Lui Ta Shek means Thunder Struck Rock in Chinese, which likely refers to the lone rock jutting out just below the summit. It is the hill […]

Warsaw itinerary: 3 days in the Poland capital

This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Poland” Warsaw became the capital of Poland in 1596 with its strategic position and was known as the Paris of the North. While the city had been razed in WWII, the old town has been rebuilt and the skyline is a mish-mash of medieval buildings and […]

Warsaw Vilnius Bus: a Lux Express Review

Warsaw to Vilinus is a long journey on bus, but in this part of Europe, from Warsaw up to the Baltics, the train connection isn’t as good. At first, I was tentative about the almost 8 hour bus ride, but flying isn’t exactly cheap. After checking out Lux Express, I decided that it sounds like […]

Postcards from Thailand – a giveaway with MyPostcard

Last updated on March 30th, 2020 at 01:37 pm This is post 17 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Thailand is one of the countries that I constantly find myself going back to. Chiang Mai and Bangkok will forever draw me back with their charms and value (let’s be honest, who can say no to […]

Sharp Peak: conquering one of the toughest trail in Hong Kong

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 11:32 am This is post 59 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Sharp Peak is dubbed as the ‘sharpest peak’ in Hong Kong, hence the name, though in Chinese it’s known as Nam She Tsim. Hidden in the depths of Sai Kung Geological Park, it’s known for […]

European Sleeper Trains: OBB Night Train review

Traveling across Europe by train… it sounds so romantic, but is it really? There are many night trains routes that can take you from one point of Europe to another overnight, so you can wake up in a new city without spending extra on hotel and arriving right in the center. While I wouldn’t call […]

Day trip to Nuremberg Germany

This is post 10 of 10 in the series “Germany” A day trip to Nuremberg is arguably enough to see the historic city, who was the center of the Holy Roman Empire and home to beautiful cobblestone streets and an imperial castle. You have grand churches, historic dungeons with a dark past, serene canal, and […]

Day Trips from Bologna: amazing cities in Italy you don’t want to miss

This is post 38 of 39 in the series “Italy” Bologna is a great city to base yourself with a great train link to the rest of Italy. If, by chance, you run out of things to do in the city, there are plenty of day trip options for you to take. Here are some […]

Doha Airport transit: a review of my trip with Qatar Airline

Last updated on May 16th, 2020 at 05:05 pmDoha Airport is one of the best in the Middle East and the headquarters of the Qatar Airline. I needed to fly from Hong Kong to Europe (specifically Berlin) when I saw the option of having a layover at Doha and thought, why not? Without thinking too […]

Coronavirus in Hong Kong: a fact and resource summary and travel advice

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:56 pmThe Coronavirus has become a source of fear all over the world, a virus believed to have been passed on from bats to humans that originated in Wuhan, China. With information circulating online in social media and Whatsapp, many of which are false and unverify causing mass […]

Nui Po Shan: finding the phallic rock hike in Hong Kong

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 11:27 am This is post 58 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Nui Po Shan is one of the many hills between Shatin and Sai Kung, however, it stands out with its giant rock outcrop just before the summit. In particular, one that is shaped like a […]

What to do on a San Marino Day Trip

This is post 37 of 39 in the series “Italy” San Marino is a tiny city state near the Adriatic coast surrounded by Italy and a perfect day trip for those in Emilia Romagna region. It is also the oldest republic in the world, built atop a hill by San Marino as a refuge for […]

Things to do in Stone Town Zanzibar

This is post 4 of 4 in the series “Tanzania” Stone Town is the heart of Zanzibar and the historic western part of Zanzibar City. It is famous for its UNESCO heritage town center consisting of coral-stone houses built with a mix of Arab, European, Indian, and African influence. Once the seat of the Sultanate […]

Zanzibar itinerary: what to do for 3 days to a week

Last updated on January 31st, 2020 at 09:58 am This is post 3 of 4 in the series “Tanzania” Zanzibar has long been an island of spice and trade even before becoming part of Tanzania. Most itinerary for Tanzania will include this island, not only because of its history but because of its beautiful beaches. […]

What to see in Treviso Italy

This is post 36 of 39 in the series “Italy” Treviso is a quiet little town less than 30 minutes from Venice Mestre. Known as little Venice, it belonged to the Venetian empire and a world away from the overflowing streets of Venice. While it cannot compare to its big sister in grandeur, its small […]

What to do in Vilnius for a weekend

Last updated on January 18th, 2020 at 09:00 am This is post 1 of 1 in the series “Lithuania” As the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius is an emerging city for visitors with its historic buildings and art scenes. Emerging from Soviet Occupation like its Baltic cousins in the 90s, its compact old town is the […]

Vilnius to Trakai: a day trip guide

Trakai Castle is about an hour from Vilnius and a famous landmark not only because it is a castle in a lake. It is a historically significant castle that witness the beginning of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and in particular its struggle with the Teutonic Order. While the castle was damaged during war with […]

Budget Lodge Safari Tanzania: a 5 day cultural & animal encounter

This is post 2 of 4 in the series “Tanzania” Going on a safari in Tanzania isn’t as expensive as one thinks. I have covered Tanzania Safari tips in this post, so this is more about picking an itinerary and what our 5-day safari is like with Shadows of Africa. Aside from seeing wild animals […]

Things to do in Liepaja, Latvia

This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Latvia” Liepāja is the third largest city in Latvia on the Baltic coast. It’s known as the Windy City, 3 hours west of Riga (or one hour by plane). It’s a popular seaside town known for its wind and beaches, as well as their theater. It’s […]

2019 travel review

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:56 pm2019 has been another great year with moments that I had to pinch myself for. Although I find that I didn’t have as many travel fails as 2018, which is definitely an improvement! I’ve decided to do a mini recap of my travel as well since it’s […]

Tanzania safari holidays: tips and what to wear

Last updated on December 29th, 2019 at 12:42 pm This is post 1 of 4 in the series “Tanzania” Going on a safari is one of the top things to do in Tanzania and for a good reason. The country is home to some amazing national parks, such as the famed Seregenti where it’s possible […]

Foodie tour London: seeking best eateries in the UK capital

Last updated on December 24th, 2019 at 02:45 pm This is post 18 of 18 in the series “London” British food isn’t exactly famous for being good, but that doesn’t mean London doesn’t have good food. From Chinese to Mexican, there are many amazing restaurants dotted around  the city and it can be difficult to […]

Gauja National Park: a solo none driving guide to visiting Krimulda, Sigulda, and Turaida

This is post 2 of 3 in the series “Latvia” Gauja National Park is a popular day trip destination from Riga. It covers an area of 90,000 hectares and stretches between Sigulda and Cesis east of Riga. From Riga, it is easiest to explore around Sigulda, Krimulda, and Turaida, unless you have your own car. […]

Things to do in Riga Latvia

This is post 1 of 3 in the series “Latvia” Riga is the capital of Latvia, the center of the three Baltic States in Europe. It might seem like an off-beat choice, but there are plenty of things to do in Riga and around, whether you are interested in history, architecture, or nature. From the […]

What to do in Bologna aside from eating

This is post 35 of 39 in the series “Italy” Bologna is the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region and one of the most historic cities in the country and an underrated place to visit. It is also known as the gastronomical capital of Italy and is famous for its red roofs. I’ve covered what to […]

3 days in Krakow: a krakow itinerary

Last updated on December 19th, 2019 at 08:55 am This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Poland” Krakow is one of the best cities to visit in Poland – why? It was the capital before Warsaw and one of the few cities whose old town remain undamaged in WWII. It’s the final resting […]

3 days in Vienna: a Vienna itinerary

Last updated on November 29th, 2019 at 06:17 am This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Austria” Three days in Vienna – the historic and cultured capital of Austria – is not nearly enough. But it is enough to see the highlights. Once the seat of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and the seat of […]

Bologna food guide: best restaurants, gelateria, and what to eat

Last updated on December 8th, 2019 at 02:09 pm This is post 34 of 39 in the series “Italy” Bologna is the food capital of Italy, a city known for it red roofs, pasta, and gelato. If you think you know Italian food, think again, because it wasn’t until I set foot in Bologna that […]

Tre Cime di Lavaredo: how to hike the classic three peaks in Dolomite Italy

This is post 33 of 39 in the series “Italy” Tre Cime di Lavaredo is an iconic mountain with three peaks in the Dolomite and a popular day hike. Located on the border of the Veneto and South Tyrol region, it attracts a lot of hikers. There are a lot of hiking trails in the […]

6 day Dolomite itinerary for the photo + hike enthusiast

Last updated on December 8th, 2019 at 02:35 pm This is post 32 of 39 in the series “Italy” The Dolomites in northern Italy is a hiker’s paradise with its jagged mountain and stunning lakes. However, it is a massive area and that makes it fairly difficult to decide where to go and what to […]

Lagazuoi hike: seeing WWI tunnel warfare in the Dolomites

This is post 31 of 39 in the series “Italy” The Lagazuoi is one of the best day hikes from Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Italian Dolomites. While the view is undeniably spectacular, it is more famous for its historical significance during WWI. As the frontline during WWI between Austria and Italy, both sides employed mining […]

Cortina d’Ampezzo Summer guide for hikers

Last updated on June 9th, 2020 at 03:20 pm This is post 30 of 39 in the series “Italy” Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of the best bases in the Italian Dolomites, especially in the summer for hiking. It’s a short drive to the famous Lago di Braise as well as the Tre Cime hike, with […]

Lago di Soprais – how to do the Lake Soprais hike in the Italian Dolomites

Last updated on November 4th, 2019 at 04:48 am This is post 29 of 39 in the series “Italy” Lake Sorapis is famous for its gorgeous powder blue colour and the hike is a relatively straightforward 4 hour with a trail start within half an hour from Cortina d’Ampezzo. It is a popular hike worth […]

3 days in Berlin: the ultimate highlight itinerary

This is post 9 of 10 in the series “Germany” Three days in Berlin might not be enough to see the whole city, but it will give you a taste of what it has to offer. The capital of Germany is one of my favourite cities in the world, rising out of its turbulence past […]

Vintage Shopping Berlin: 7 best shops for thrifting

Last updated on October 27th, 2019 at 05:15 am This is post 8 of 10 in the series “Germany” Vintage shopping is one of my guilty pleasures and there’s nowhere better to indulge in it than Berlin. Markets are a great start, however, most only runs on Sunday. Berlin has one of the best vintage […]

Switzerland itinerary: 7 days through Geneva, Lucerne, Interlaken, and Zermatt

Last updated on May 16th, 2020 at 10:26 am This is post 8 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Switzerland is a vast and beautiful city and planning an itinerary to visit it for 7 days is not easy. With gorgeous cities, stunning railways, and majestic Swiss Alps, it’s important to prioritise your focus on […]

What to do in Lucerne, Switzerland

Last updated on May 16th, 2020 at 08:52 pm This is post 7 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Lucerne is a historic city in the center of Switzerland on the River Reuss. It was a city that had captured my heart the moment I set eyes on the Chapel Bridge with the sun setting […]

Things to do in Interlaken and Jungfrau region

Last updated on May 16th, 2020 at 10:14 am This is post 6 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Interlaken is roughly in the center of Switzerland and the main hub for the Jungfrau region. Needless to say, there are countless things to do in the area and it can be confusing for first time […]

Zermatt summer: things to do in Zermatt in 48 hours

This is post 5 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Zermatt in summer might not be as popular as it is in winter, but this mountain town by the Switzerland-Italy border is a hiker’s paradise when it’s not covered in snow. While it is known to be touristy, its beauty and car-free charm makes it […]

Zermatt Hotels: a mountain escape with Cervo Zermatt

This is post 4 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Picking a hotel to stay in Zermatt can be difficult. As a city that doesn’t allow cars, location is important, as well as having a view of the Matterhorn and that all important Alpine style decor. Cervo Zermatt scores 10/10  for all of the factors […]

Things to do in Geneva in 3 days

This is post 3 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Geneva is a city that doesn’t lack for things to do. A city that existed since 4 century BC, it consisted of a fortification in the old part of town until it joined Switzerland in the 19th century. Now it’s an international hub and home […]

Day trips from Geneva

This is post 2 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Geneva is the second biggest city in Switzerland with an international airport, many based their trip here and take day trips out to see the nearby region, including the lovely Swiss Rivera, via the effective trains. Since it is at the western edge of Switzerland, […]

Switzerland travel tips: how to save money for train, food, and more

Last updated on December 8th, 2019 at 02:29 pm This is post 1 of 8 in the series “Switzerland” Switzerland is known for its stunning landscape, cheese fondue, and being expensive. As a budget conscious traveller, it can be daunting to visit as you count how much money you’ll have to spend. That said, Switzerland […]

How to Stay Fit While Traveling

Exercising or staying fit when traveling, or just in general around a busy schedule, can be difficult. For those of us who are constantly on the move, unsure of what to do at the gym except running on the treadmill (or like me just dislike being at a gym in general), there doesn’t seem to […]

What to do in Hong Kong in 4 days – advice from a local

Last updated on September 24th, 2019 at 01:36 pm This is post 57 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Hong Kong is a diverse city that can take more than 4 days to explore. From the bustling city center, colonial history to country parks and stunning mountain vista, even as a local I often […]

Cheung Chau Island: a Hong Kong day trip

Cheung Chau is a sleepy little island in the shape of a dumbbell about 30 – 60 minutes boat ride from Hong Kong Island. It’s a fishing village that’s most famous for its annual Bun Festival. Much like Lantau island, it’s known for its slower pace of life and seafood, as well as home to […]

Elephant cave and Ma da Valley Day Trek by Jungle Boss in Phong Nha, Vietnam

Last updated on August 17th, 2019 at 02:03 pm This is post 25 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Phong Nha is undoubtedly the adventure capital of Vietnam, especially when it comes to mountains and caves. Aside from visiting the caves, jungle trekking is a popular activity for those visiting the town. There is a […]

Paradise Cave Vietnam: an adventure in Phong Nha

Last updated on August 17th, 2019 at 02:00 pm This is post 24 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Paradise Cave in Phong Nha, Vietnam is named so for a reason. Discovered in 1992 by a local hunting in the forest, it has since become one of the most popular caves to visit in the […]

Da nang restaurants and cafes – a foodie’s guide

This is post 23 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” As one of the biggest cities in central Vietnam, it’s no question that there are plenty of restaurants and cuisine to try in Da nang. Since my first visit in 2016, Da nang has transformed from a city in development to a full fledged metropolis […]

Da nang to Hue: take the fast or scenic route

This is post 22 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Da nang to Hue is a popular route for many and for good reasons. Hue was the capital of the last dynasty in Vietnam while Da nang is the largest city in central Vietnam and is also home to an international airport. There are many […]

Danang to Hoi An: a stay with Belle Maison Parosand and Belle Maison Hadana

This is post 21 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Danang and Hoi An has become a popular trip combo for those visiting Central Vietnam. It’s not hard to see why as going from Danang to Hoi An takes as little as 30-45 minutes. While some will stay at one place and take a day […]

Sheung Wan Restaurants: best eateries and cafes

Last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 09:57 am This is post 56 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Sheung Wan has a wide range of restaurants and cafes that would take you weeks, nay, months, to discover. But lucky for you, I have spent a fair amount of time eating around the neighbourhood. […]

Things to do in Hong Kong at night

This is post 55 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Hong Kong is famous for being a busy city so it should be no surprise that there are plenty to do at night. In fact, almost everything opens late and closes late, if not throughout the night. Whether you are looking to party it […]

Things to do in Sheung Wan Hong Kong

Last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 09:53 am This is post 54 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Sheung Wan is the hip sister of Central where the new meets the old in an almost too artistic way. Rainbow stairs, geometric graffiti and gorgeous cafes are just around the corner from hidden temples […]

Day trips from Venice: 7+ quick escapes for you

Last updated on February 16th, 2020 at 12:18 pm This is post 28 of 39 in the series “Italy” Venice is a beautiful city, no doubt. But a day trip can take you to some of Italy’s best gems! Italy has an extensive train network that can whiz you away in mere minutes to a […]

Best restaurants in Shanghai and what to eat

This is post 9 of 9 in the series “China” When people think of Shanghai, the image of soup dumplings is among the first thing that pops up. With more than just Shanghainese cuisine to offer, it can be hard to figure out which restaurant is good, what’s hot, and what’s just fluff. Luckily for […]

Shanghai Itinerary 5 days for first time visitors

Last updated on January 2nd, 2020 at 01:21 pm This is post 8 of 9 in the series “China” Shanghai is one of the biggest cities in China and famed for its French architecture and cosmopolitan status. While it is easy to cover the major sights in one day if you really try, it would […]

Shanghai water town: Zhujiajiao vs Qibao

This is post 7 of 9 in the series “China” Shanghai might be a metropolis, however, it was historically an area that flourished from water trade with many water towns. While the city center show little traces of it, there are still beautiful ancient towns scattered nearby, relics from a bygone era. With dozens to […]

Beaches in Kota Kinabalu and island hopping

This is post 5 of 5 in the series “Malaysia” Kota Kinabalu is close to many beautiful beaches and pristine nature and some are just a short taxi or ferry ride away. Aside from Mount Kinabalu, the most popular thing to do is o relax on a beach or go island hopping in the Tunku […]

17+ things to do in Vientiane, Laos and where to eat and stay

Last updated on January 26th, 2020 at 05:19 pm This is post 10 of 10 in the series “Laos” Vientiane is the capital of Laos and one of the smallest capital in Southeast Asia. Located close to the border to Thailand, it is often considered to be a transit spot. I have to admit, my […]

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

This is post 4 of 5 in the series “Malaysia” Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah, Malaysia. Famed for its mountains, beaches, and nature, it’s a great base or starting point for those who wants to adventure around Borneo. While it doesn’t have many heritage sites compared to many other Malaysian […]

Climbing Mount Kinabalu: a comprehensive guide

Last updated on June 28th, 2019 at 08:02 pm This is post 3 of 5 in the series “Malaysia” Arguably one of the most challenging two day one night hikes in Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Borneo and Malaysia with an iconic rugged summit. It stands at 4095 m above sea […]

Things to do in and around Houay Xay, Laos

This is post 9 of 10 in the series “Laos” Houay Xay is one of the most popular land border for people to go from Thailand to Laos or vice versa. In fact, northwest Laos is one of the most popular places for people to cross the borders since it is where Thailand, Myanmar, and […]

Best things to do in Boracay

Those who have been to Boracay come back with amazing memories and some unique experiences. The island of Boracay is located south of Manila and well known for its tranquility and nightlife. It is one of the few places where you can enjoy the two extremes. Book your flights to Boracay right away to known […]

13 things to do in Vang Vieng and where to stay, eat, and get around

This is post 8 of 10 in the series “Laos” Vang Vieng is a small town between Vientiane and Luang Prabang that was once the party central for backpackers. Nowadays, its reputation is slowly replaced by its natural beauty and outdoor activities. Located by the Nam Song River, it’s all about karst mountains, caves, river, […]

6 things to do in Muang Sing

This is post 7 of 10 in the series “Laos” Muang Sing is the biggest city in Luang Namtha Province and used to be the epicenter of all things opium. It is near the border to both Myanmar and China and now a popular pass through for those traveling around the region. It was part […]

Things to do in Luang Namtha Laos

This is post 6 of 10 in the series “Laos” Nestled in the northwestern corner of Laos, Luang Namtha is a hidden gem that’s slowly creeping up on people’s radar. Teeming with lush mountains dotted with ethnic villages, it is a hidden gem for nature lovers who are looking to trek and kayak in pristine […]

Laos trekking: 2 day adventure in Nam Ha National Park

Last updated on July 22nd, 2019 at 07:56 pm This is post 5 of 10 in the series “Laos” Nam Ha National Park in Luang Namtha province is one of the lesser discovered parts of nature in Laos. Not only does it have lush forest and river, it is also home to many ethnic minority […]

Hanbok Rental Seoul: booking tips, review, and photo spots

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 10:24 am This is post 5 of 5 in the series “South Korea” Renting a Hanbok in Seoul has become a popular thing to do in Seoul. With various palaces and hanok (traditional Korean houses) villages concentrated near Gyeongbokgung, it’s almost a shame not to deck up Hanbok […]

Seoul Itinerary: 5 days in Winter

Last updated on December 23rd, 2019 at 09:39 am This is post 4 of 5 in the series “South Korea” Seoul is a wonderful city to visit but in winter it can be a bit harder to sight see given that the temperature can go below zero. Our five days in Seoul was packed with […]

L’Escape Hotel Review: a Parisian Escape in Seoul, South Korea

Last updated on March 24th, 2019 at 11:00 pm This is post 3 of 5 in the series “South Korea” Ideally situated in Myeongdong, the L’Escape Hotel is a Parisian escape in Seoul. From the moment you step into the black-and-white tiles lobby, you are transported you to 19th century Paris in all its glory. […]

Nami Island Winter: what to do on a day trip and MORE

Last updated on December 23rd, 2019 at 10:15 am This is post 2 of 5 in the series “South Korea” Nami Island is a popular destination from Seoul that has plenty of things to do. It is just over an hour from Seoul in Gangwon Province and the alleged burial ground of the 15th century […]

Ski Resort Korea: skiing in Alepnsia Ski Resort

This is post 1 of 5 in the series “South Korea” South Korea is one of the most popular ski destinations in Asia alongside Japan. With numerous ski resorts scattered across the peninsula, it is recognised as a world-class winter sports destination with the 2018 Winter Olympics being held in PyeongChang. Excited to go on […]

The Ultimate guide on using Grab in Southeast Asia

Getting a taxi in Southeast Asia can sometimes (ok, a lot of the times) feel like a battle. Not only do some not have meters, you might also face with scammy drivers who rigged the meters to run faster or take purposefully long routes. It has been two years since I last visited Vietnam, back […]

Wo Yang Shan hike: frolic under Tai Mo Shan

This is post 53 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” If you are seeking a dreamy hike without a crowd high up in the mountains, Wo Yang Shan is a long but worthwhile hike that’s perfect for an adventure. With giant rock outcrops, a view of Tai Mo Shan radar towers as well as […]

Top things to do in Lantau Island on a day trip (or two)

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 10:51 am This is post 52 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Lantau Island is the largest island in Hong Kong but its mountainous landscape means that a large part of it remains untouched. With the new airport built there in the 21st century as well as […]

Hung Heung Lo Fung: shortest hike in Hong Kong with a view

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 11:24 am This is post 51 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Hung Heung Lo Fung, which means Red Incense Burner, is also known as the Braema Hill hike. It is one of the easiest hiking trail to do in Hong Kong, only a ten minutes hike […]

Tai O Hong Kong: a day trip from the city

Last updated on June 18th, 2020 at 09:25 pm This is post 50 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Known as the Venice of East, Tai O is on the southwestern tip of Lantau Island and once an important fishing port. It is located at the delta of the only river on Lantau Island, […]

Kai Kung Leng: the velvet trail of Yuen Long

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 11:19 am This is post 49 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Kai Kung Leng, which translates roughly to the “Mountain of Chicken”, is a beautiful mountain ridge that runs parallel to Tai To Yan in Fanling in Yuen Long. A more intermediate hike, the trek takes […]

Qipao rental in Hong Kong: experience old Hong Kong charm

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:54 pm This is post 48 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” When it comes to traditional dresses in Hong Kong, qipao is the only one that comes to mind outside of the ones for wedding. Qipao, also known as Cheongsam (for men), is a style that […]

Sakon Nakhon: one day in Northern Thailand’s indigo capital

This is post 16 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Sakon Nakhon in northern Thailand is still relatively unknown, a province near the border of Laos near the bigger Nakhon Phanom. Only an hour’s flight from Bangkok, it’s an alternative destination for those interested in ethnic culture, indigo dyeing, and farm experiences. Whether you are […]

Amphawa Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market day trip review

This is post 15 of 29 in the series “Thailand” One of the most popular day trips from Bangkok is the floating market and the railway market. While there’s only one railway market – the Maeklong Railway Market, there are two floating markets nearby. The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and the Amphawa Floating Market. The […]

Zazz Urban Bangkok: a hotel review

This is post 14 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Zazz Urban Bangkok is a modern, sleek hotel that are perfect for travelers who are looking for a quieter place to stay. With some of the best hotel breakfast I’ve ever had and comfortable room, it was definitely a pleasant stay and here is my […]

Food to eat in Bangkok: a comprehensive foodie guide

Last updated on March 20th, 2020 at 04:34 pm This is post 13 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Bangkok is a huge city and although finding a place to eat is not hard, whether you are looking for a new unique street food or just some hearty Thai fare. But finding the best place […]

Devil’s Peak: fortifications and urban views galore

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 11:16 am This is post 47 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Devil’s Peak is one of the easiest urban hike to do in Hong Kong, walkable from the nearest MTR Station with plenty of exit points. Located at the eastern end of Victoria Harbour, you can […]

Best temples in Bangkok besides Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun

This is post 12 of 29 in the series “Thailand” As the capital of Thailand, a Buddhist country, there are many temples in Bangkok. The most famous ones are the Grand Palace with the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho and the reclining Buddha, and the temple of Dawn Wat Arun. However, there are many more temples […]

2018 Top Moments, Travel Fails, and Funny Stories

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:57 pmAnother year, another adventure, 2018 has been my most travelled year yet and I catch myself looking around in wonderment at the new places I see. This is my 3.4 official year of ‘making the blog happens’ and the fourth anniversary of the blog! So a round […]

24 things to do in Ubud Bali

Last updated on January 2nd, 2019 at 10:23 am This is post 11 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Ubud is one of the most popular cities for tourists in Bali and for good reason. Surrounded by lush rice paddies and the gateway to the northern roads, it is about two hours from Seminyak (one […]

Robin’s Nest: hike between Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 11:14 am This is post 46 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Have you always wanted to walk the borders? You can get pretty close to hiking between Shenzhen and Hong Kong along Robin’s Nest. Not only does the hike offers a beautiful view of both cities, […]

Buffalo Hills: hike up rocky outcrops and silver grass in Hong Kong

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 11:12 am This is post 45 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Buffalo Hills refer to the West Buffalo and Buffalo mountains between Shatin and Sai Kung district, close to the Kowloon Peninsula. Despite being called Buffalo Hills, the most distinctive features of the both are the […]

Tai To Yan: a Hong Kong razor ridge hike

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 10:35 am This is post 44 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Tai To Yan trail in Tai Po is one of the most popular trails in the area, running roughly north to south and offering a panorama of New Territories and even Shenzhen east and west […]

Lion Rock Hike: how to hike up the iconic Hong Kong mountain

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 10:31 am This is post 43 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Lion Rock mountain might not be as famous as Victoria’s Peak, but it is the spirit of Hong Kongese and the most distinctive mountain along the Kowloon mountain range. With a rocky outcrop that resembles […]

Ayutthaya Day Trip from Bangkok

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 10:17 am This is post 11 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Ayutthaya is the capital of the second kingdom of Siamese from 14th to the 18th century, and it’s only an hour or so north of Bangkok. It was abandoned after the Burmese burned the city in […]

A hike up Ma On Shan via Tiu Shau Ngam, Hong Kong

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 10:26 am This is post 42 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Ma on Shan, which can be directly translated as saddle mountain due to its shape, it’s the most prominent feature view from the city with the same name. While there are many routes to reach […]

North Bali things to do: 1.5 days around Bedugul Bali

This is post 10 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” North Bali is a land of mountains and rivers, with beautiful waterfalls and smaller towns. It is not as easy to reach as Ubud or Seminyak, which is why we didn’t make it up there on my first visit to Bali. With numerous towns up […]

Bali waterfalls: 7 best waterfalls in Bali

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 10:23 am This is post 9 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” When people talk about Bali, it’s often about its surfing, mountains, and waterfalls. Last time, I was able to visit Bali for 10 amazing days but didn’t really hit the waterfall area in the north. So […]

Ubud Yoga Retreat: a week with Shanti Toya Ashram

This is post 8 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Yoga retreats in Bali are a popular thing, whether you are looking for a week-long introduction or full-fledged teachers training. As a beginner, I wanted to find something affordable where I can ease into yoga but also have the opportunity to learn more about Bali’s […]

Bali Glamping: an eco stay near Ubud with Sebatu Sanctuary

Last updated on September 28th, 2019 at 10:30 pm This is post 7 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Bali is one of the most popular tourist destination, famed for its culture and nature. With lush rice paddies, a stunning array of biodiversity, mountains, and volcanoes, there are endless things to explore on the island […]

Ijen Bromo tour: a 3 day adventure to Mount Bromo and Ijen to Bali

Last updated on May 30th, 2019 at 08:32 pm This is post 6 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Kawah Ijen and Mount Bromo are two of the most spectacular volcanoes in Indonesia that is hikable for most level of fitness. Kawah Ijen, with its milky blue lake and sulfur fumes, is perched on the […]

What to do in Singapore at night

Last updated on November 9th, 2018 at 08:54 am This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Singapore” Singapore at night. There is something about Singapore after dark – it’s like the whole city comes to life once the sun has set (and the mosquitoes goes to sleep, at least some of them do). […]

9+ Instagram worthy places in Singapore that’s not Gardens by the Bay

Last updated on January 19th, 2019 at 10:59 am This is post 2 of 3 in the series “Singapore” At first glance, Singapore is not a very big country and the go-to image of it is Marina Bay Sands or Gardens by the Bay. While these places are iconic and beautiful, there are many other […]

Shenzhen from Hong Kong: day trip + weekend guide

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 02:59 pm This is post 6 of 9 in the series “China” Shenzhen has always been a popular day trip or quick escape option from Hong Kong ever since I was little. However, there are so much more things to do in Shenzhen now besides shopping at Lowu […]

Qingyuan China: 7 things to do

Last updated on November 7th, 2018 at 04:55 pm This is post 5 of 9 in the series “China” Qingyuan is a city about an hour north of Guangzhou, most well known for its chicken, but also for the beautiful caves and waterfalls. With a new glass bridge that opened in June 2018, Qingyuan makes […]

China travel tips: what to know before traveling to China

Last updated on May 24th, 2019 at 09:53 am This is post 4 of 9 in the series “China” Traveling to China for the first time? While cultural shock is real, the other thing is that it’s like a completely different ecosystem. With Google, Facebook, Instagram and many websites blocked, there are other apps and […]

Iris Hong Kong review: the annual yoga and wellness weekend festival

This is post 41 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Iris is an annual yoga and wellness weekend festival in Hong Kong that happens at the end of September. From acroyoga to Bollywood dance, it’s a great two day events for anyone who is looking to try out new classes or seasoned yogis. It […]

Vietnam itinerary: 2 weeks suggestions

This is post 20 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam has become a popular country to visit, whether you are on a backpacker budget or for luxury travels. When it comes to an itinerary, it can be difficult to choose between all that the country has to offer. I have travelled to Vietnam three […]

Nepal Travel Tips: 10 tips and tidbits on Nepal

Last updated on October 9th, 2018 at 11:34 am This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Nepal” As a first time visitor to Nepal, I had no previous experience with Nepalese or Indian culture save for from Bollywood movies. Unsure of what to expect, I was both intrigued and amazed by all the […]

A local’s guide to Sai Kung Hong Kong

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 09:02 pm This is post 40 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Sai Kung is arguably the most beautiful part of Hong Kong, with plenty of things to do. Think stunning beaches, amazing hiking trails, as well as a geopark and many protected marine parks. It’s the […]

What I wish I knew when I started blogging: FAQ and tips

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:57 pmStarting a blog has never been so popular and easy, but starting it the right way isn’t. There are a ton of content out there on how to start a blog, there are a LOT of things that would make life so much easier should you know […]

Royal Jordanian Review: it’s so good that I have to review it

I had never heard of Royal Jordanian before, but when searching for flights to Bangkok they came up at a similar price point to the budget airline. Since it also comes with 30 kg luggage and a meal, I decided to book it. The whole process from booking the flight to flying with them was […]

Sham Shui Po local guide: fabric, electronics, and food galore

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 10:08 am This is post 39 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” If someone asks me where they can see the real Hong Kong, I would usually point them to Sham Shui Po. While Mong Kok has its shoppers charm and Central is the heart of Hong […]

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport guide for those who arrive late or early

This is post 10 of 29 in the series “Thailand” It is inevitable that when flying you will arrive at a destination super late or early. Due to a massive price difference and itinerary clash, I had to book a flight that lands at Bangkok just before midnight, when their skytrain stops working. I tried […]

10 things to know before visiting Yangon, Myanmar

This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Myanmar” Myanmar is a country that is comparatively new on tourist’s radar, and while it is still Southeast Asia, there are quite a few things that set it apart from its neighbours. As its former capital, Yangon has witnessed many histories and a city in rapid […]

Yosemite Hiking: 9 best hikes in Yosemite California

This is post 1 of 1 in the series “USA” Yosemite is a popular national park for hikers, though for most, when we speak of National Parks in the U.S., places such as Grand Canyon, Yellowstone immediately spring into mind. Although not as well-known internationally, Yosemite National Park in northern California is an attraction for […]

Top 5 things to do in Nong Khiaw, Laos

Last updated on September 1st, 2018 at 02:30 pm This is post 4 of 10 in the series “Laos” Nong Khiaw is located about 3 hours north along Luang Prabang, upstream from the Nam Ou River. A charming little town close to nature, you can find many ethnic villages, rice farms, and weaving villages. A […]

Bangkok Itinerary: 4 days of shopping, culture, and seafood

Last updated on May 1st, 2020 at 09:07 pm This is post 9 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Bangkok is one of the most popular cities in Southeast Asia for tourists. While I had visited the city numerous times as a child, most of the time we only end up going shopping and getting […]

Escape to the Chiang Mai countryside: a getaway with Panviman Spa

This is post 8 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Only an hour away from Chiang Mai town center, Panviman Spa Chiang Mai is a great place for anyone planning a weekend getaway to revitalise themselves. I was in Chiang Mai for the month and went away for a girls weekend treat and I can’t […]

Luang Prabang food guide for first timers

This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Laos” Luang Prabang might not be a foodie destination, but it offers its own unique cuisine as well as some staple Laos food. As someone with no concept of what Laos cuisine has to offer, I was pleasantly surprised by the variety and definitely had a […]

13 things to do in Luang Prabang for first time visitors

Last updated on August 3rd, 2018 at 01:19 pm This is post 2 of 10 in the series “Laos” Since Laos opened its door to tourists in 1989, Luang Prabang has shot up in popularity. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is home to beautiful temples, French architecture, and lush nature. With Mekong […]

Booking holiday accommodation: Hotel, Villa, or AirBnB

Last updated on June 28th, 2019 at 08:01 pmChoosing accommodation for your holiday in this day and age is not that easy. Not only do you have a million hotel booking websites, there are also villas, holiday homes, and AirBnBs threw in the mix. There are no right choices here, only the best choice for […]

Living among rice paddies: a stay in Pullman Luang Prabang

Last updated on August 31st, 2018 at 09:00 am This is post 1 of 10 in the series “Laos” When people think about Luang Prabang, it’s mostly about their temples, nature, and markets. However, visiting the UNESCO city doesn’t mean you need to travel like a backpacker. In fact, it’s the perfect weekend getaway or relaxing […]

Saigon Foodie Guide: of Vespa and Pizza in Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:13 am This is post 19 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Although I didn’t manage to discover as many amazing food spots in Ho Chi Minh City as I did in Hanoi, there are nonetheless more than I could include in a single post on what to […]

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam for first time visitors

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:15 am This is post 18 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is the biggest city in southern Vietnam. With a population of over 13 million and growing, it is more of a sprawling metropolis than Hanoi with its many […]

Lung Ha Wan Country Trail: a hike up Tai Tun Leng Hong Kong

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 10:24 am This is post 38 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Lung Ha Wan Country Trail is just across the road from High Junk Peak and a good alternative for those who are not keen on tackling the longer, harder trail. Note: the hike itself is […]

8 unmissable things to do in Kathmandu for first time visitors

Last updated on April 26th, 2019 at 09:15 pm This is post 2 of 3 in the series “Nepal” As the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu is known for its stupas and colourful yet chaotic streets. The jewel of Kathmandu Valley, it is the gateway to the Himalayas and home to a blend of Hinduism and […]

Poon Hill Trekking: 5 day beginner trek in Annapurna Nepal

Last updated on September 1st, 2018 at 02:33 pm This is post 1 of 3 in the series “Nepal” I have never heard of Poon Hill trek before I visited Nepal, with Everest taking most of the world’s attention, it eclipses a lot of the other hikes. But it is one of the best viewpoints […]

Glaming in Vietnam: a stay at Lak Tented Camp

Last updated on July 20th, 2018 at 09:45 am This is post 17 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Glamping isn’t the first thing that pops into people’s mind when they visit Vietnam, neither is the Dak Lak region. Discovered through the Glamping Hub, I had such a wonderful time at Lak Tented Camp that […]

High Junk Peak: the second sharpest peak of Hong Kong

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 10:21 am This is post 37 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” High Junk Peak is one of the three sharpest peak in Hong Kong but surprisingly the easiest (relative) to hike. Hence it is ranked third with Sharp Peak as the sharpest and Needle Hill as […]

Ninh Binh Tour: a 2.5 day DIY itinerary

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:19 am This is post 16 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Ninh Binh is known as Halong Bay on land, with the same beautiful karst mountains dotted between rivers and rice paddies. Only two hours south of Hanoi, it makes a perfect day trip but to really […]

Southern Vietnam Itinerary with a Vietnamese Wine Twist

Last updated on August 14th, 2018 at 03:08 pm This is post 15 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Southern Vietnam has been visited by millions of people, with cities such as Saigon, Mui Ne, Dalat being a favourite among travellers. But did you know that there are wineries in this region? That’s right, you […]

5 best Chiang Mai day trips: discover the nature and culture

Last updated on June 22nd, 2019 at 10:05 am This is post 7 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Chiang Mai, the old capital of the Lanna Kingdom and the jewel of northern Thailand has many things to offer with beautiful temples, a historic old city as well as numerous restaurants and massage places. However, […]

Chasing rice paddies: a review of 2 day 1 night Sapa tour, Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:22 am This is post 14 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” When thinking of northern Vietnam, Sapa is without a doubt one of the main attraction. Located near the China-Vietnam border high up in the mountains, Sapa is known for its rice paddies and hill tribes. However, […]

Venture with Impact: living in Chiang Mai for a month

Last updated on June 11th, 2018 at 02:11 pm This is post 6 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Living abroad in a city, working without an office, experiencing another culture with like-minded individuals, all without having to worry about logistics! Such are the allure of all the remote work travel companies out there, but […]

Places to visit in Hanoi for First timers, Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:25 am This is post 13 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a vibrant city and an important one throughout the history of Vietnam. With chaotic traffic, Chinese communal houses and beautiful French colonial building, there is much to love about […]

Drone tips for first timers and Dji Spark review

Last updated on October 11th, 2018 at 11:47 amDrones are now becoming more affordable and popular nowadays, and since I’ve brought my Dji Spark in September 2017, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about flying it. The perks of having a drone is clear with its bird’s eye views, smooth footage, and the ability to […]

Hanoi Food Guide: let’s eat, cook, chill in Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:28 am This is post 12 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Hanoi is a foodie’s paradise. While I am no stranger to Vietnamese cuisine, having visited Hue, Danang, and Hoi An before, I still found many foods that I hadn’t try before. Plus many amazing restaurants and […]

Halong Bay overnight cruise: 3 days with Paradise Elegance, Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:27 am This is post 11 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Sailing along the beautiful Halong Bay on a cruise seems like a scene out of a movie, and my time with the Paradise Cruise certainly felt like it. Halong Bay is famous for its beautiful karsts […]

Ultimate Guide on what to do in Yangon Myanmar

Last updated on January 6th, 2020 at 11:35 pm This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Myanmar” Yangon is the biggest city in Myanmar, and yet many don’t stay longer than a day or two when they visit en route to Bagan, Mandalay, or Inle Lake. The former capital city is home to […]

Needle Hill Hong Kong – conquering the third sharpest peak

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 10:13 am This is post 36 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Needle Hill is named after its needle-like shape, a mountain between Tsuen Wan and Shatin that is the third sharpest peak in Hong Kong. On the first part of the hike, you get a great […]

Solo Photo: the ultimate guide to solo travel photography + gear list

Last updated on October 11th, 2018 at 09:47 amTaking photos of yourself when you are traveling is not easy, but it doesn’t have to be hard, either. While it would never be as good as having a photographer friend or fam, it can sure beat having someone who doesn’t know what they are doing taking […]

Easy hiking trails in Hong Kong: 5+ best hikes for beginners that isn’t Dragon’s Back

Last updated on June 29th, 2020 at 11:38 am This is post 35 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Hong Kong is emerging as the best urban hiking destination, however, a lot of the times these hikes can be challenging. With the likes of Needle Hill, Kowloon Peak, and Sunset Peak drawing people to […]

Top Macau Instagrammable spots

This is post 1 of 1 in the series “Macau” Macau is fast becoming one of my most visited city, partly because of its close proximity to Hong Kong, but also because of its great food and more importantly: great architecture. As the former colony of Portugal, the city is full of gorgeous European buildings […]

Taipei Sightseeing – top Instagram spots

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 11:15 am This is post 8 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Taipei is a beautiful city and it’s not surprising that it has some amazing Instagram – er I mean photogenic – spots. Sightseeing is now synonymous with taking photos, and the latter with Instagram. While I […]

Wu Gau Tang to Tiu Tang Lung hike: Hong Kong’s mountain and bays

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 10:06 am This is post 34 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Wu Gau Tang is a beautiful area located in the Plover Bay Marine Park area in Tai Po. It is a popular hike for many dog owners with its flat route and free parking lot, […]

My favourite hike: Shui Long Wo – MacLehose Trail Stage 4

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 10:00 am This is post 33 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” One of the most famous hiking trails in Hong Kong is the MacLehose trail. It’s is a stretch of 100 miles path that cut across New Territories and Kowloon, meandering roughly east-west. Because of its […]

Taipei Travel Tips: 10 things to know before visiting Taipei

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 11:16 am This is post 7 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Taipei, as the capital of Taiwan, is a vibrant metropolis that resembles other East Asia capitals. And like every capital, it has its own twist and flavours. Having grown up watching Taiwanese drama and visited a […]

Best of Sai Kung’s nature: Lai Chi Chong, Sham Chung, and Yung Shue O hike

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 09:56 am This is post 32 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Another great Sai Kung hike, this 5 hour trail takes you from Pak Sha O to Lai Chi Chong, then to Sham Chung via Kai Ma Tung and then to Yung Shue O. You have […]

My 1 Day Itinerary in Hong Kong

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 09:07 am This is post 31 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” There is a lot to see in Hong Kong, and truth be told, you would be hard-pressed to come up with an ideal one-day itinerary for Hong Kong. But if you only have one day […]

Taipei itinerary: What to do in Taipei for 5 days

Last updated on June 28th, 2019 at 08:02 pm This is post 6 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Ah, Taipei! The capital of Taiwan appeals to me the most with the fact that it’s a bubble tea heaven, as well as its many amazing food and night markets. Originally, I thought 5 days in […]

Beitou Hot Spring: a wellness escape in Taipei

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 05:59 pm This is post 5 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Beitou has long been the hot spring hot spot in Taipei, and it continues to be today with the development of XinBeitou (as in New Beitou). There’s nothing more magical then soaking in hot water after […]

A guide to Lake Bohinj’s towns, attractions, and transport

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 05:49 pm This is post 10 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Bohinj region in Slovenia is relatively unvisited in comparison to its neighbor Bled. An area of immense natural beauty, it is not only home to Lake Bohinj – the largest permanent lake in Slovenia, but also […]

Taipei to Jiufen: a day trip in the rain

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 02:21 pm This is post 4 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Jiufen is most famous for being the setting of Spirited Away, of mountainside buildings, stone staircases, and red lanterns. Located about two hours away from Taipei, it’s a popular choice for a day trip whether it’s […]

Kjeragbolten hike: an adventure in Norway

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 09:22 pm This is post 1 of 1 in the series “Norway” The Kjeragbolten hike is probably one of the most famous in Norway and that’s saying something about a country that is already packed with natural beauty. After swimming through posts and pictures on Pinterest, Instagram, and blogs, […]

2017 travel in review: top 10 travel moments and fails

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:57 pmAlmost exactly 3 years ago I started the blog Laugh Travel Eat, and it’s about 2 years ago I started taking it seriously. I have come so far and yet sometimes it doesn’t feel like I had made much progress at all. Another year had passed and […]

15+ most instagrammed place in Hong Kong that’s not the Peak and how to get there

Last updated on June 22nd, 2019 at 08:22 pm This is post 30 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Hong Kong is a photogenic city, there’s no doubt about that. from Montane Mansion and Choi Hung Estate to Garden Hill and spectacular hikes, there are so much more eye candies than the Peak and […]

On moving from London back to Hong Kong for 2 years

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:57 pmIt had been two years since I decided to leave a country I had studied and live in for 11 years to return to the home that I left 11 years before. I had covered some of the reasons as to why I ditched London for Hong […]

Tai Tun Shan – the thousand islands view of Sai Kung

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 09:49 am This is post 29 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Tai Tun Shan is one of the many mountains and hills that dotted the Sai Kung countryside. It is not to be confused with Tai Tung Shan, also known as Sunset Peak, on Lantau Island. […]

A weekend spa getaway to St Regis Macau

Last updated on July 20th, 2018 at 09:46 am This is post 3 of 9 in the series “China” People in Hong Kong live a stressed life, and while staycations are great, sometimes we just need to escape a little further away. Macau is known for its Cotai Strip with its arrays of world-class hotel, […]

An in depth guide of the best places to visit in Singapore in 3 days

Last updated on February 22nd, 2018 at 10:28 am This is post 1 of 3 in the series “Singapore” Singapore is a city that I have heard much about but hadn’t had the pleasure to visit until recently. Especially because I have family in Penang and so we usually visit there instead. While I was […]

Bali itinerary: 10 days of adventure for first time visitors

Last updated on June 28th, 2019 at 08:03 pm This is post 5 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Bali is a huge island, while 10 days might sound like a lot, this itinerary is so packed that you can stretch it out to even longer. When I was planning my trip to Bali, so […]

Bali on a budget: a Price Guide for Shopping, Eating, and Accommodation

Last updated on January 2nd, 2020 at 01:37 pm This is post 4 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” One of the things that worried me the most about visiting Bali is the prices. Whether it’s shopping prices in Bali or restaurant prices, as visitors we are likely paying more – aka tourist tax (e.g. […]

Best viewpoints for Lake Bled

Last updated on May 30th, 2019 at 08:35 pm This is post 9 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” There is no denying that Lake Bled is one of the most picturesque lakes in the whole wide world. I often thought the photos I see of Bled on postcards are severely photoshopped, or at least […]

Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking: a volcano hike

Last updated on August 22nd, 2018 at 11:09 am This is post 3 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Mount Batur is one of the two active volcanoes on Bali. With Mount Agung close to eruption, naturally it won’t be possible to go up it. Hence we decided on conquering the less high and still0safe […]

Things to do in Bali Seminyak in 36 hours: a shop + eat guide

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 09:31 pm This is post 2 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Seminyak is one of the most popular towns in Bali. While some might argue that it’s too touristy, its great amenities and proximity to the airport make it an ideal place to stay. Because of the influx of […]

Nusa Penida tour: 2 days in Bali paradise

Last updated on October 15th, 2017 at 08:39 am This is post 1 of 11 in the series “Indonesia” Nusa Penida was undoubtedly the most anticipated part of my trip and it didn’t disappoint. Where is it? It’s one of the three Nusa islands east of the main island, and many consider it the prettiest […]

Good Food Guide Melbourne: for First Time Visitors

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 09:11 pm This is post 1 of 1 in the series “Australia” There are many good foods in Melbourne. The most livable city in the world truly deserves its name if you ask me. Now as a first-time visitor, it can be hard to decide on which one […]

Ninepin Island: the hidden hexagonal column paradise of Hong Kong

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 11:34 pm This is post 28 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” The first time I came across Ninepin group – a series of 29 volcanic islands in the Sai Kung Sea – was when I hiked the High Junk Peak. We could see the hexagonal columns […]

Tung Ping Chau Day trip: hidden Hong Kong

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 09:13 pm This is post 27 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Tung Ping Chau is an island in northeast Hong Kong, much closer to China than Hong Kong itself. This little island is not only famous for its unique rock formation, but also part of a […]

A Shop and Eat Guide to Mongkok Hong Kong:

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 02:16 pm This is post 26 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” One of the busiest areas in Hong Kong, Mongkok – aka busy corner – is where the best shopping and eating happens. It’s where I go shopping and eating since I was ten and arguably […]

Secret Spots in Verona – off the beaten path

Last updated on June 21st, 2019 at 11:09 am This is post 27 of 39 in the series “Italy” I had visited Verona for two brief days during April 2015, when I had been rather convinced that I had seen the best that the city of love has to offer, including chasing after Romeo and […]

Bubble tea Hong Kong: a Laugh Travel Eat guide

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 11:00 am This is post 25 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” It is no secret that I’m fond of bubble tea, in fact, my Instagram followers would know that I practically inhale them on a day to day basis (even more so than egg waffles!). I’d admit […]

A Tokyo Itinerary: a 7 day guide to shop, eat and hike

Last updated on December 23rd, 2019 at 09:18 am This is post 6 of 6 in the series “Japan” Tokyo is a metropolis, there is no doubt about it. As the most densely populated city in Japan, this capital is famous for being crowded and compact, though not to the point of Hong Kong. Given […]

A Day trip to Taichung

Last updated on April 25th, 2019 at 10:51 pm This is post 3 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Taichung is situated in the middle of Taiwan, a denoted by its name in Chinese. Apart from the city center, there’s a lot of things to do in the Taichung area, such as Kaomei Wetland and […]

Sawara Festival – a step back in time in Chiba, Japan

This is post 5 of 6 in the series “Japan”   Sawara, a historical town less than two hours from Tokyo, is a perfect day trip destination from Tokyo. What’s even better is that the town holds several festivals throughout the year, is the perfect place to glimpse the Japan that was 200 years ago. […]

Mt Fuji itinerary: hiking Yoshida trail in 24 hours

Last updated on June 22nd, 2019 at 09:55 am This is post 4 of 6 in the series “Japan” Mount Fuji is the most famous mountain in Japan and a dormant stratovolcano. Hiking it is on the bucketlist of many Japanese and tourists, out of its numerous trails Yoshida is the easiest. Its snow-topped peak […]

8 Things to do in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Last updated on June 23rd, 2019 at 10:59 pm This is post 3 of 6 in the series “Japan” Asakusa is a lovely historic district in Tokyo with many things to do for visitors. It had completely over thrown the impression I have of Tokyo being a bustling metropolis, much like Hong Kong. The buildings […]

The Ultimate Guide to Cinque Terre

Last updated on May 7th, 2019 at 12:55 pm This is post 26 of 39 in the series “Italy” A UNESCO world heritage site, even if you don’t think you have heard of the Cinque Terre, you probably have seen its photos somewhere. With rugged hills dotted with picturesque trails scattered across the five (Cinque) […]

Hiking Tsz Wan Shan: the most underrated view of Kowloon

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 11:22 pm This is post 24 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Most people head to the Lion Rock or Suicide Cliff when they hike the peaks between New Territories and Kowloon, but there are many more peaks in between that boasts a wonderful view with less […]

What to do in Siem Reap in 6 days

Last updated on April 26th, 2019 at 09:30 pm This is post 4 of 4 in the series “Cambodia” Most people visit Siem Reap want to see Angkor Wat, but the city has more than just temples to offer, as I had shown in my 5 things to do in Siem Reap besides Temple post my […]

Visiting Angkor Wat: 48 hours temple run in Siem Reap

Last updated on September 17th, 2018 at 11:20 am This is post 3 of 4 in the series “Cambodia” Angkor Wat is one of the most iconic tourist attraction in the world and for good reason. It is the largest temple complex across the globe and also a UNESCO site, and the first thing I […]

Angkor Wat Dress code

Last updated on October 11th, 2018 at 10:18 am This is post 2 of 4 in the series “Cambodia” One of the things that bothered me the most before I visited Angkor Wat was wondering what I should wear. It might seem like a silly topic to frown over, but there are strict restrictions in […]

5 things to do in Siem Reap besides temple

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 09:14 pm This is post 1 of 4 in the series “Cambodia” It is undeniable that Siem Reap is most famous for its temples. People flock all over the world to visit Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom and admittedly, those are THE highlight of this city. Before we […]

My 10 Day Itinerary to Croatia

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 08:59 pm This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Itinerary” Planning the trip has always been to me as much fun as the journey itself, and it was even more fun for this Croatia Itinerary. Despite all the protests about spontaneity and flow with the moment […]

My top restaurants in Hong Kong

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 02:38 pm This is post 23 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” I love food, and there is no shortage of good food in Hong Kong. I have written about my favourite brunches, my favourite dessert places, and my top egg waffles. However, it’s getting harder for […]

Cheap Holidays in Maldives: 8 days with Mirian Sky Hotel

Last updated on May 20th, 2017 at 11:46 pm This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Maldives” Picture this: you on a tropical island with gorgeous turquoise wat   er on an overwater villa with your own private pool.   That might cost you an arm or a leg.   Holidaying in Maldives […]

Glimpsing authentic Maldives – a photo diary of Gaafaru

Last updated on May 21st, 2017 at 07:35 pm This is post 2 of 3 in the series “Maldives” Most people only think of resort islands when they think of Maldives, but they know very little about the people of this small island nation. As a Muslim country as well as one of the flattest […]

A first timer’s guide to visiting Maldives local islands

Last updated on April 22nd, 2019 at 10:12 pm This is post 1 of 3 in the series “Maldives” Maldives is often thought of as an expensive destination, but since the local islands have open to tourism in 2009, it ceased to be the case. While the over water villas and resort island require an […]

Top 10 wild things to do in Berlin

Last updated on April 22nd, 2019 at 09:19 am This is post 7 of 10 in the series “Germany” I have always made it no secret that Berlin is one of my favourite city on the planet (perhaps with exception of Hong Kong). I had spent a total of 5 weeks in this beautiful capital […]

Around the world in 28 snacks

Snacks are awesome. You all know how obsessed I am with egg waffles in Hong Kong and that got me thinking: there must be unique and fabulous snacks around the world that I don’t know about or haven’t eaten. So I put a call out to a bunch of bloggers asking them what their favourite snack is. […]

Top 5 Street Food in Berlin

This is post 6 of 10 in the series “Germany” I’ve repeated stated that I’ve developed a taste of street food in Berlin. Honestly, I’m not sure if it’s a good or bad thing. My taste buds thanks me, but my wallet and waistline don’t. Berlin, though not exactly most famous for street food, aren’t […]

Ham and Sherry Brunch Review – Tapas in Hong Kong

This is post 22 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Hong Kong Island is full of gems. Hidden in the streets of Wanchai is an exotic blue and white tiled restaurant that brings a Spanish vibe to the neighbourhood. I’ve always enjoyed tapas, and the idea that I can have them for brunch is […]

Top 5 Markets of Berlin

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 09:42 pm This is post 5 of 10 in the series “Germany” Berlin is the place where I fell in love with markets, just like I did with street food, vintage fashion and other things. I never fancied myself a fan of markets, but after visiting Mauerpark, I […]

Top 5 brunch places slash cafes in Berlin (plus my favourite WiFi café)

Last updated on July 23rd, 2019 at 11:00 am This is post 4 of 10 in the series “Germany” Berlin is one of the hippest city I’ve been to, consequently, I have also found some of the loveliest brunch spots and cafes here. Having spent a month there and got familiar with its neighborhoods, I […]

West High Hill – an adventurous alternative to the Peak

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 11:14 pm This is post 21 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Most of you have probably never heard of West High Hill, but I bet you know the iconic view on the Peak. People flock up to the Peak for a great view of Victoria Harbour […]

A Day trip to Arashiyama, Japan

Last updated on November 27th, 2018 at 01:24 pm This is post 2 of 6 in the series “Japan” Arashiyama is located in the countryside of Kyoto and has been a tourist hotspot and one of Japan’s national historic site. It is especially fame for scenery during autumn foliage and cherry blossom, hence extremely popular during […]

Moreish and Malt Afternoon tea: a review

This is post 20 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong”   I’ve walked past Moreish and Malt a couple of months ago after a visit to the Kwun Tong Promenade with my sister and the chic décor of the restaurant immediately caught my eyes. After studying the menu, I added it to my list […]

The Ultimate Guide to Temples of Hong Kong (ALL free entry!)  

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 11:00 am This is post 19 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Hong Kong has no shortage of temples, and as a Buddhist and Taoist based population for the majority of its history, it shouldn’t surprise anyone. For millennia, people have been praying to the myriad of […]

Alternative places to stay in Hong Kong

Last updated on July 20th, 2018 at 11:11 am This is post 18 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Where to stay in Hong Kong? I got ask that question a lot by my friends. As I have covered in my first timers guide and the best places to stay in Hong Kong for […]

The Best Place to Stay in Hong Kong for First Timers

Last updated on June 27th, 2019 at 11:22 am This is post 17 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Hong Kong is known as a high-density city, but it’s still a big place. If it’s your first visit to Hong Kong, then it’s probably wise to pick somewhere central and close to attractions for […]

Affordable Luxury: how to book great accommodation for less

Last updated on February 28th, 2019 at 10:13 pmTravelling in luxury is the dream, but most of us can’t afford to splash all our dosh for a single trip because we want to save up for many trips yet to come (or we simply don’t have that much money to begin with)! Luckily for us, there […]

Top things to do in Admiralty and Central Hong Kong

Last updated on June 26th, 2019 at 06:26 pm This is post 16 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Admiralty and Central are the financial heart of Hong Kong. Admiralty is where the government headquarter is, along with many business offices; Central is the place where LKF, SoHo as well as many hip restaurants […]

Pineapple Mountain: a visit to the Hong Kong Grand Canyon

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 11:11 pm This is post 15 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Pineapple Mountain has become THE Instagram spot because of its unique features that’s reminiscent of the Grand Canyon. As a sub-tropical city with mostly igneous rock (take Four Consecutive Pools and Falls for example), it’s […]

My 2016 Travel Review

I can’t believe how fast time has passed! I felt like it was only yesterday that I wrote my 2015 Travel Review. Yet when I check my photo album, it stares back at me with double digit GB data (Ooops). 2016 marks the year where I am no longer a student, however, I haven’t been […]

24 Quirky and Unique New Years Tradition around the world

A new year often signifies starting afresh and long celebrated before it becomes the huge event that it is today. Aside from the fireworks and partying, there are many New Year Traditions around the world that are interesting and unique with histories that stretch back further than the 21st century. The current calendar we use is […]

The Best Time to Visit Hong Kong

Last updated on September 27th, 2018 at 11:01 am This is post 14 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Hong Kong is a destination where you will find something to do year around, but what is the best time to visit Hong Kong? There really isn’t a tourist season or so to speak, but […]

A 48 hours guide to Macau, China

Last updated on December 4th, 2017 at 10:04 am This is post 2 of 9 in the series “China” Macau is only an hour’s ferry ride away from Hong Kong, and despite living in Hong Kong all my life, I had only visited Macau recently. Known as the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau is famous […]

The Ultimate Day trip to Nara, Japan

Last updated on August 27th, 2019 at 02:44 pm This is post 1 of 6 in the series “Japan” Nara deer park is a must-go for animal lover in Kansai region and a day trip to Nara wouldn’t be completed without seeing other Nara attractions as well. I have put together a one-day Nara itinerary […]

Packing list for Europe Summer: essentials for 3 weeks

Last updated on June 25th, 2018 at 06:45 pmIt’s hard to decide what to bring for a Europe summer backpacking trip. There are so many photogenic places but on the other hand, you don’t want to carry a huge bag around. I am not saying that my packing list is perfect, but I am here […]

3 weeks Europe Itinerary: South of France, Cinque Terre and Sicily

Last updated on August 27th, 2019 at 02:40 pm This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Itinerary” 3 weeks in Europe isn’t nearly enough. After all, Europe is full of amazing countries, cities, and natural wonder, and backpacking across this vast continent can be challenging in the sense that you might end up […]

Night Hike in Hong Kong: Suicide Cliff, Kowloon Peak

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 11:07 pm This is post 13 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Made famous by the National Geography winning photo, Kowloon Peak and its Suicide Cliff is a popular night hike destination in Hong Kong, with many people flocking over there for an insta-famous shot. As part of […]

Christmas gift guide: for camera lover, adventurers, innovation keen beans + more

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:57 pmIt’s the most wonderful time of the year again! Christmas is fast approaching, and even though I didn’t grow up in a culture where gift exchange during this festive season is the norm, I am quite susceptible in browsing for gifts whether it’s for Christmas or birthdays. […]

Split to Plitvice Lakes: a self-drive road trip

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 09:37 am This is post 12 of 12 in the series “Croatia” Plitvice National Park is without a doubt the most famous place in Croatia. It is a few hours’ drive from Split or Zadar in the center of Croatia. Consisting of 16 stunning lakes connected by a […]

Best brunch Hong Kong: my top 5 western restaurant

Last updated on September 27th, 2018 at 10:23 am This is post 12 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Brunch is my favourite meal and on my return to Hong Kong, I was a bit weary that I won’t get my fix of western brunch again (cue the best bacon at Jackson and Rye!). […]

A half day guide to visiting Krka National Park

Last updated on June 21st, 2019 at 05:41 pm This is post 11 of 12 in the series “Croatia” The less famous sister of Plitvice National Park, Krka National Park is situated between the ancient Roman town of Split and the town of Zadar and much easier to visit. There are many confusions regarding how to enter the […]

Best Area to Stay in Berlin: an insider’s guide

Last updated on May 8th, 2019 at 09:56 am This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Germany” Berlin is the third largest capital of Europe behind London and Paris, and when visiting, it can be difficult to decide on which area to stay when visiting this captial city. When I first visited Berlin as […]

Egg Waffle obsession: where to eat them in Hong Kong

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 11:03 am This is post 11 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Egg waffle is a popular snack in Hong Kong and one that I’m obsessed with.  I like egg waffle so much that I’ve included it in my 1 day itinerary to Hong Kong recommendation, too. […]

Best Museums Berlin – guide and tips

Last updated on May 8th, 2019 at 09:25 am This is post 2 of 10 in the series “Germany” I made it no secret that Berlin is one of my favourite cities in the world. My first trip there was a month long travel writing program with CTR that sparked my travel bug. Unfortunately, producing the […]

The 3 travel mindsets that stops you from enjoying your holiday

Last updated on November 24th, 2016 at 11:47 amIt’s so easy to travel nowadays that, sometimes, we forget travel is a privilege. If you think back to sixty years ago, most people would never dream of flying to another country, let alone jet setting to an exotic destination a few times a year to explore […]

A Day trip to Eze and Monaco

Last updated on August 7th, 2017 at 05:01 pm This is post 5 of 5 in the series “France” When researching for my trip to South of France, I scrolled through thousands of images of Pinterest trying to narrow down my itinerary. And the most striking images are from the town of Eze not far […]

A 72 hours guide to Danang, Vietnam

Last updated on January 2nd, 2020 at 01:46 pm This is post 10 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Danang is the third largest city in Vietnam and since my first visit in 2016 has become a popular up and coming destination. An itinerary around Danang not only includes the beach, a river and downtown, […]

The Ultimate Guide to visiting the Peak, Hong Kong

Last updated on August 6th, 2019 at 01:33 pm This is post 10 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” The Peak is many people’s symbol of Hong Kong and well worth a visit with its iconic view over the Victoria harbor as well as the famous funicular railway that takes you up there. There […]

Travelstyle – 7 questions to ask before you travel with someone

Last updated on November 5th, 2016 at 10:26 pmWe all have our own travelstyle, as in the way we travel that can be different or similar to others. It’s one of those things like living with someone, you won’t know how you’d get along until you are on the road. There are lots of posts […]

The Ultimate Guide to Hoi An Old Town, Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:27 am This is post 9 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Hoi An is one of the most beautiful towns in Vietnam with its historic old quarter. It is a must-see in Central Vietnam and once you’ve visited, you will understand why people flock to visit this […]

The Ultimate Minimalistic Outfit Packing Formular

Last updated on June 2nd, 2017 at 11:00 am   I have to confess – I am the world’s worst over packer. I love the minimalistic packing ideas I see online, but somehow I was never able to adhere to them. Why? Because one of the biggest struggles is planning outfits. We all want to look […]

The Ultimate First Timer’s info guide to Hong Kong

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 11:08 am This is post 9 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Are you going to visit Hong Kong for the first time? Or perhaps looking for some essential information? As a Hong Kongese who was born in Hong Kong but spent half of my life (so […]

Top 5 Hoi An day trips, Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:27 am This is post 8 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Hoi An is not only a beautiful old port town, it is itself a popular day trip destination but there are also plenty of day trips you can do from Hoi An. With its strategic locations […]

The Ultimate Dining Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:28 am This is post 7 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Hoi An has many amazing restaurants, with many unique dishes influence by Chinese and French in particular. It is where I find the best food in Central Vietnam. Spring rolls, noodles, Banh me, it’s essentially food […]

5 amazing beaches in Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 10:36 pm This is post 8 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” If any of you follow me on Instagram, you would have been flooded with photos of Sai Kung. A lot of people are familiar with Lantau Island, Stanley and Shek O, but Sai Kung is […]

The Ultimate Shopping guide for Hoi An, Vietnam – tailors, cobblers and more…

Last updated on July 16th, 2019 at 09:27 am This is post 6 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Hoi An is famous for its tailors, but there is more shopping you can do in this gorgeous little old town than having dresses and suits made. In fact, I think the real hidden gems you […]

5 things that should be in your travel day bag

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 01:15 pmI am known as the girl who always carries a huge bag around, because I have a long list of essentials in terms of what I need to bring around with me every day. It gets even worse when I am travelling and I can never understand […]

The Ultimate guide to Hue, Vietnam

Last updated on August 19th, 2019 at 11:25 pm This is post 5 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Hue is a city in central Vietnam, and though often obscure by Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Danang, it is the capital of Vietnam during its last dynasty – the Nguyen, who were warlords in […]

Top 5 dessert place of Hong Kong (as of Sept 2016)

Last updated on September 26th, 2018 at 01:43 pm This is post 7 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Desserts in Hong Kong. The four words are like heaven to me. Hong Kong is a food heaven, there’s no doubt about that. In a place where you can get virtually any kind of food […]

The Ultimate guide to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Last updated on August 6th, 2019 at 01:41 pm This is post 4 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam is one of the best karst cave structure in Asia, if not the world. Situated in the north central Vietnam region of Quang Binh Province, it is easily accessible […]

Top 8 caves of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Last updated on August 17th, 2019 at 07:56 pm This is post 3 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for its caves. Located about 5 hours from Hue on the northern tip of Central Vietnam, it’s best known for being home to the largest cave in the world. […]

The Ultimate Vietnam Survival Guide

Last updated on April 21st, 2019 at 08:04 pm This is post 2 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam is a less-developed Southeast Asian country, but also a popular destination for many. It is a country that takes some getting used to if you have never been before, and that was certainly true for […]

5 transportations to take in Hong Kong

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 08:09 pm This is post 6 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Hong Kong is a city that’s home to seven million people, along with one of the best public transport systems in the world to support them. Given the population density, it would be unimaginable if […]

The Ultimate half day Guide to Forbidden City, Beijing

Last updated on December 1st, 2017 at 08:37 pm This is post 1 of 9 in the series “China” The Forbidden City in Beijing had served as the center of China’s politics and power for half a millennium, lasting from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty through the 15th century to […]

How to your trip like a pro: a look at the LTE process

Last updated on December 1st, 2017 at 05:43 pmPlanning a trip is one of the most important things to do prior to your travel (aside from picking the right travel partner, of course). Even for those who are the kind to do things “spontaneously”, one still needs to plan your day to a certain degree. […]

The Ultimate Guide to a Sai Kung Boat trip

Last updated on September 26th, 2018 at 01:24 pm This is post 5 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” A Sai Kung boat trip is among the top things that Hong Kongese do during the long summer, and even the expats and tourists are a fan of sailing in the gorgeous water of Sai […]

Hong Kong Hiking: Sai Kung – the 4 consecutive pools and falls

Last updated on May 19th, 2020 at 08:25 pm This is post 4 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” The 4 consecutive pools and falls in Sai Kung, Hong Kong are famed for its gorgeous setting and the possibility of cliff jumping. One of the most popular hiking destinations in Sai Kung, the pools […]

My top 5 mistakes on my visit to Vietnam

Last updated on August 27th, 2018 at 01:56 pm This is post 1 of 25 in the series “Vietnam” Vietnam is cheap, Vietnam is popular. As a seasoned traveller, I wasn’t all too concern about my 16-day trip to Vietnam and didn’t put as much attention into planning the trip as I should have. Vietnam […]

Things to do in Taichung- An adventure up the Yuan Zui Mountain

Last updated on September 25th, 2017 at 10:22 pm This is post 2 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” Taichung is situated in the middle of Taiwan island; with mountains just to the east of the city, one of the top things to do in Taichung is hiking. Now hiking in Taiwan is a lot […]

Top 5 things to eat at FengJia Night Market

Last updated on June 16th, 2019 at 10:10 am This is post 1 of 8 in the series “Taiwan” FengJia Night Market is Taiwan’s largest night market. Situated in Taichung where you have a million places to explore and mountains that you can hike up, you need somewhere to refuel and what’s better than a […]

My top 5 of Paris

Last updated on May 6th, 2019 at 09:55 am This is post 4 of 5 in the series “France” Paris has always had a special place in my heart. Though it is officially called the City of Lights, there is no denying the romance in the air nor the magic that seems to be unique […]

The Ultimate Summer Reading List

Last updated on October 24th, 2016 at 01:10 pmSummer readings are essential whether you are going on a holiday or having a staycation laying around at home, the pool or the beach. You want to find something engaging and page turning to read during your down time, I know I certainly did when I was […]

The West Coast Explorer – a review with Rail tours Ireland

Last updated on May 6th, 2019 at 09:24 pm This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Ireland” The rugged Irish countryside has a unique beauty, and the west coast of Ireland is a definite must for people visiting Ireland; the enchanting landscapes in Connemara, Cliff of Moher etc. are the gems of Irish […]

Top 5 things to do in Dublin (for the non-alcohol interested people)

Last updated on May 28th, 2020 at 10:59 am This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Ireland” What are the things to do in Dublin if you, like us, aren’t interested in the alcohol part of the city, or travelling with those who can’t (such as children – in which case, my friend […]

Top 10 travel essentials

Last updated on March 1st, 2017 at 10:30 pmTravelling means bringing things with you, and having been through the process of packing hundreds of times, there are certain items that I always take with me on a trip. Of course, it varies depending on where one is going, and there are the obvious items such […]

A Harry Potter’s Fan Guide to Edinburgh (Whop!)

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 08:40 pm This is post 2 of 2 in the series “United Kingdom” J.K. Rowling wrote much of Harry Potter in Edinburgh, and a lot of the people and places in Harry Potter are inspired by those in Edinburgh. Here I would like to explore the key places […]

The Ultimate Guide to Edinburgh

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 08:37 pm This is post 1 of 2 in the series “United Kingdom”  Edinburgh is a beautiful historic city rich both in culture and history. As the capital of Scotland, there are no questions that it is the busiest hub in Scotland and makes for a perfect weekend trip for […]

The Ultimate Guide to Kew Garden, London

Last updated on December 1st, 2017 at 06:29 pm This is post 17 of 18 in the series “London” Famous for being home to thousands of species, Kew Garden might not be as gripping as a zoo, but the allure of the floras are not to be underestimated. Nestled in the south-west corner of London, […]

My top 5 Markets of London

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 08:46 pm This is post 16 of 18 in the series “London” London has a million markets, from your average small farmers market in your neighbourhood to the world famous Portobello Market you are spoilt for choice. I had made it no secret that I am a huge […]

7 ways to keep in touch with your friends – long distant

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 08:15 pmWith travelling around the world and moving a norm nowadays, it’s easy to find yourself separated with your friends by thousands of miles. Whether you met through travelling, studying abroad or one of you had simply moved away – that shouldn’t be the end of a friendship. […]

The Ultimate Guide to London Transport

Last updated on April 21st, 2019 at 08:30 pm This is post 15 of 18 in the series “London” London is huge; in fact, it’s the 25th largest city in the world and home to 8.5 million people. Naturally, this capital city has a variety of transport links to help its inhabitants to get around. While […]

East vs West – 7 cultural norms and differences

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 04:09 pmAs a girl who was born in Hong Kong, but studied abroad for half my life in the UK, I notice that there are some (not so) subtle things that are different in Hong Kong compared to the UK. Having friends and family from either end of […]

My 1 Day West London Itinerary

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 08:59 pm This is post 14 of 18 in the series “London” I have spent more time exploring London than I do Hong Kong, and it seems only fitting if I pull together some of my favourite places in London for a quick 1 Day itinerary, like I […]

From London to Europe: tips on making it on the cheap

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 09:09 pm This is post 13 of 18 in the series “London” Although UK is part of Europe, it is separated from the main continent by the English Channel. Being an expensive country, travelling from London to the rest of the UK can be even more expensive than […]

5 restaurants in London that I frequented during my study abroad

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 09:14 pm This is post 12 of 18 in the series “London” London is full of good places to eat, but a lot of the time it’s either too expensive for its portion or too overrated. Having lived in London for 4 years, I naturally have some favourite […]

Study abroad – and how it can be the trip that changed your life. Or not

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 01:28 pmStudy abroad has become a popular thing to do in the 21st century, whether you are going on an exchange for a semester, a year or even longer. It’s an unrivalled opportunity to learn another language, immerse in a new culture and meet some amazing people that […]

Things to do in Sirmione – an escape to Lake Garda

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 10:22 pm This is post 25 of 39 in the series “Italy” As a long, thin peninsula that extended in the middle of the southern shore of Lake Garda, Sirmione is blessed with mild weather, rich history and of course, the lovely Lake Garda. Inhabited since the ancient […]

The Ultimate Guide to 48 hours in Milan

Last updated on April 20th, 2019 at 07:57 pm This is post 24 of 39 in the series “Italy” My thoughts of Milan had always been of their Duomo and the fact that it’s the renowned fashion capital of the world. I was a little sad to miss it on my Venice–Verona trip last April, so […]

Mantua – a hidden town of palaces

Last updated on June 4th, 2019 at 08:49 pm This is post 23 of 39 in the series “Italy” It’s all about the Gonzaga family in Mantua, a small city an hour south of Verona in the Lombardy region. Known as Mantova in Italian, the small town is surrounded by a shallow lake and is home to […]

Top 5 of Padua, Italy

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 10:27 pm This is post 22 of 39 in the series “Italy” Padua, Padova. A university city that’s situated between the more famous Venice and Verona, it is skipped by most tourists as they either head east or west on the train, dismissing it as nothing more than […]

The Ultimate guide to Verona Opera Festival – tips and expectations

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 09:52 am This is post 21 of 39 in the series “Italy” Hosting one of the most renowned Opera Festival in the world, the annual Verona Opera Festival happens in Verona is held in the Roman Amphitheater with seating for all budgets and style. There’s no arguing that […]

A budget foodie’s guide to Verona

Last updated on March 1st, 2019 at 10:47 pm This is post 20 of 39 in the series “Italy” Italy is full of good food, and Verona is no exception. However, while I had never met anyone who doesn’t like food, not all of us are made of money. Since I had to spend a month […]

Club di Giulietta – The secret life of a Secretary of Juliet

Last updated on March 4th, 2019 at 09:30 pm This is post 19 of 39 in the series “Italy” Club di Giulietta – Juliet’s Club has been made famous by the movie Letters to Juliet. Those famous words that millions of people know: ‘Oh Romeo, Romeo, why art thou Romeo?’ It’s no question that Romeo […]

The 100th post – a look back at why I travel

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:57 pm  In a world where a plane ticket can come as cheap as a high street shopping spree, it seems that anyone can go anywhere if they just decide they would. The Egyptians considered having a lavish palace with servants attending to them as a life rightly […]

Things to do in Villach, Austria

Last updated on March 4th, 2019 at 09:39 pm This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Austria” Villach, Austria was definitely not on the original list of my summer travel destination; in fact, it is a town that I had never even heard off. However, I needed a way to get from Bohinj to […]

Travelling with your siblings – should you?

Last updated on November 5th, 2016 at 08:15 pmTraveling with people can be taxing, and sometimes even more so with your siblings. I have talked about the pros and cons of group and solo travel, but what I didn’t touch on is having the perfect travel companion. Why? Because there really isn’t such a thing; […]

Chiang Mai Temple Run – Top 5 + Tips

Last updated on March 4th, 2019 at 09:49 pm This is post 5 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Chiang Mai Temples are a famous sight; there are a million and one temples in Chiang Mai, just as there are a million and one churches in Rome. A country that’s dedicated to Buddhism, it isn’t […]

A short guide to Chiang Mai Markets

Last updated on November 26th, 2018 at 11:35 pm This is post 4 of 29 in the series “Thailand” There’s nothing I love more in this world than markets and Chiang Mai is full of them. There is just something about the arrays of dizzying stalls stacked with goods of all kinds that sends my […]

The Ultimate Price Guide to Chiang Mai

Last updated on April 18th, 2020 at 11:01 am This is post 3 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Wouldn’t it make our lives so much easier if we have a price guide to where we travel? How much the transport should be, what is the average price for meals etc. That way, we don’t […]

Zip lining: Flying through the jungles in Chiang Mai

Last updated on April 18th, 2020 at 10:42 am This is post 2 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Initially, I was surprised to find that zip lining is one of the top activities to do in Chiang Mai. Then and again, with the highest mountain in Thailand located within the province, it shouldn’t be […]

Elephant chasing in Chiang Mai – Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Review

Last updated on April 18th, 2020 at 10:11 am This is post 1 of 29 in the series “Thailand” Note: I have received many messages and comments about concern on the elephant welfare at Elephant Jungle Sanctary. I only visited during the day and can only speak from my experience. It’s worth noting for you […]

Bohinj Summer Mobility Card and how to get around Bohinj

Last updated on March 4th, 2019 at 10:33 pm This is post 8 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” The Bohinj region in Slovenia includes the Triglav National Park, west of Lake Bled and less than two hours away from the capital of Ljubljana. A region full of amazing nature and sights, there are plenty […]

Wine and dine at Stone Nullah Tavern

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 04:11 pm This is post 3 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Decadent, rich and spicy – these are the three words I would use to describe the Art Menu at Stone Nullah Tavern. I had never won anything since that bingo in high school, so imagine […]

Cycling in Bohinj – chasing waterfalls

Last updated on January 24th, 2018 at 08:46 pm This is post 7 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” One of the things that came up when I researched on what to do in the Bohinj region, Slovenia is its cycling path. Specially paved and design for cyclists, this path takes you around the small […]

Lake Bohinj – spots and sports

Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 06:36 pm This is post 6 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” The largest permanent lake in Slovenia, Lake Bohinj is somewhat neglected in comparison to its famous sibling Lake Bled. Though lacking an island in the middle that makes Lake Bled so famous, Lake Bohinj’s vastness and […]

A summer day hike – Mount Vogel

Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 08:32 pm This is post 5 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Slovenia might be most famous for Lake Bled, but its national park, Triglav, is equally beautiful as well. While the northern Julian Alps might be a bit of a challenge for novice hikers, Mount Vogel in […]

Group travel vs Solo travel

Last updated on November 7th, 2016 at 09:07 pmTravelling is fun, there’s no doubt about that. There’s just something exotic and exciting about visiting somewhere that you have never been before. However, there seem to be two schools of people out there who advocate one form of travel over another: group or solo travel. Solo […]

The Ultimate Guide to Bled

Last updated on June 27th, 2019 at 11:08 am This is post 4 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” One of the most iconic lakes in the world, Lake Bled in Slovenia is a huge tourist attraction worldwide. Whether you are a backpacker, family or retired, there’s something for you to do and see in […]

Let’s get sporty in Bled

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 04:23 pm This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Bled is known for its picture perfect lake, but there are actually tons of active, fun activities that you can do there. From cycling to Canyoning, you can be as adventurous as you want or as […]

9 things to do in Ljubljana Slovenia

Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 09:24 pm This is post 2 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” As the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana is one of the most underrated cities to visit in Europe. If it wasn’t for a friend wanting to see the alternate art scene – Metelkova – there, it wouldn’t […]

Metelkova – see the other side of Ljubljana

Last updated on November 26th, 2016 at 09:56 pm This is post 1 of 10 in the series “Slovenia” Metelkova might not have much to do with the history and culture of Ljubljana, however, it is well known for its alternative art scene. Sprawling over 12,500 m2, it was squatted (yes, no joke) since September 1993 […]

5 Penang restaurants I always go to

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 10:45 am This is post 2 of 5 in the series “Malaysia” Penang has some of the most amazing cuisines, and restaurants are not the only place you can eat there. From the famous Nyonya cuisine to Hainanese and Bak Kut Teh, Penang is arguably the food capital of […]

5 must try Penang food

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 10:03 am This is post 1 of 5 in the series “Malaysia” Penang is famous for its food. Each year I visit Penang to visit my relatives and the food there never cease to amaze me. It’s not just that they are good, but they are ridiculously cheap […]

My top 3 meals in Croatia

Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 10:13 pm This is post 10 of 12 in the series “Croatia” Honestly, I had never expected Croatia to be so amazing in terms of food. I knew that it was by the sea – so sea food would be a given, but some of the meals I […]

Kamenjak National Park – seeking Dinosaur footprints

Last updated on April 24th, 2019 at 10:29 pm This is post 9 of 12 in the series “Croatia” Croatia is full of beautiful National Parks – and Kamenjak is no exception. Though not as famous as the Plitvice or Krka National Parks, it’s situated in the Istria region of Croatia close to the beautiful […]

The Ultimate Guide to Pula, Croatia

Last updated on June 4th, 2019 at 08:53 pm This is post 8 of 12 in the series “Croatia” Pula, Croatia had been on my bucket list for a while now because of its Amphitheater. Located in the northern district of Istria, this was the perfect conclusion to my love affair with Croatia with a […]

Mount Etna tours review – a geo adventure

Last updated on April 25th, 2019 at 10:32 am This is post 18 of 39 in the series “Italy” Arguably one of the most famous volcanoes in the ancient world, Mount Etna in Sicily is a still active volcano that plagued its nearest metropolis Catania throughout history. Rising to 3,329 meters in height with a […]

Liebster Award – get to know me through 11 questions

I have been nominated to do the Liebster Award by the lovely David and Sissy from wetraveltolive! Liebster Award is a chain of 11 questions asked by up and coming travel blogger to one and other, in an attempt to get to know each other better. 1) What is the worst accommodation you’ve ever stayed […]

Top 5 things to do in Catania Sicily

Last updated on April 27th, 2019 at 06:14 pm This is post 17 of 39 in the series “Italy” A city buried by the eruption of the volcano Etna 17 times, Catania is the second largest city in Sicily. Founded in the 8th century BC and home to the first university in Sicily, its unique […]

Top 5 things to do in Palermo Sicily

Last updated on May 3rd, 2019 at 04:27 pm This is post 16 of 39 in the series “Italy” Palermo, the capital of Sicily nestled in the northwest corner of the island brimming with 2,700 years of history. Founded by the Phoenician in 734 BC, it’s been under the rules of the Carthaginians, Roman Republic, […]

A Short Guide to Taormina

Last updated on June 24th, 2019 at 09:15 am This is post 15 of 39 in the series “Italy” A well-known holiday destination for British, Taormina is my second favourite stop in Sicily right after the Aeolian Islands. There are plenty of things to do in this gorgeous town situated strategically on a hill overlooking […]

5 reasons why I ditched London and move back to Hong Kong

Last updated on September 26th, 2018 at 11:52 am This is post 2 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Hong Kong vs London. It was a decision I had to make after my graduation in London. Even though I was born and bred in Hong Kong up until the ripe ol’ age of 11, […]

The Ultimate Guide to the Aeolian Islands

Last updated on April 27th, 2019 at 08:10 pm This is post 14 of 39 in the series “Italy” The Aeolian Islands have long been a popular holiday destination for Italians and international tourists alike. A result of volcanism, its dramatic geology, beautiful sceneries was enough to draw visitors by the thousand even without the Sicilian […]

A Night hike up Stromboli

Last updated on April 27th, 2019 at 08:13 pm This is post 13 of 39 in the series “Italy” Volcano. That one word oozes adventures all by itself; in fact, no other words describe climbing up Stromboli at night better. There aren’t a lot of places in this world right now where you can climb […]

Saving Zakynthos: 3 reasons to volunteer with Earth Sea and Sky

Last updated on November 5th, 2016 at 08:25 pmLast summer, I spent the month of July in the beautiful island of Zakynthos, Greece volunteering with the turtle conservation group Earth, Sea and Sky and had the most wonderful time. In fact, if I haven’t already applied for the travel writing course with CTR Berlin I […]

Panarea – Stromboli – Part 3 of the 3 Boat Trips you Must take in the Aeolian Islands

Last updated on April 27th, 2019 at 08:30 pm This is post 12 of 39 in the series “Italy” The northernmost Aeolian Islands, Panarea and Stromboli are arguably the most popular. Since we have taken the Vulcano boat trip and climbed up its volcano, as well as the Lipari-Salina trip, we went for the 3rd […]

My 2015 travel in review

It’s hard to believe that I had been on the travel blogging journey for a little over a year now! Even though I had always been a bit of a jet-setter, flying between Hong Kong and UK for schoolings and then holidaying with my sister during university holiday – 2015 had been by far the […]

Lipari – Salina: Part 2 of the 3 Boat Trips You Must Take in the Aeolian Islands

Last updated on September 14th, 2018 at 02:55 pm This is post 11 of 39 in the series “Italy” Aeolian Islands is like a paradise, and our trip there has been my favourite aside from Taormina. The second boat trip that we take, Lipari – Salina is perhaps my favourite boat trips by far. The ultimate […]

Vulcano – Part 1 of the 3 Boat Trips You Must Take in the Aeolian Islands

Last updated on April 27th, 2019 at 08:36 pm This is post 10 of 39 in the series “Italy” Vulcano. The southernmost Aeolian Islands in the Sicily region. While Sicily is famous for its mix of culture, weather, food and vibe – to me, the jewel of this southern isle is the beautiful Aeolian Islands. A […]

Packing tips for carry on

Last updated on February 5th, 2018 at 03:33 pmTravelling with carry on only on budget airline isn’t easy – you got the liquid restriction, size restriction and only airline magazines for entertainment. However, with their unbeatable prices, you can only grit your teeth and adhere to the increasingly intricate rules of carry on restriction to save the […]

My top 5 of Nice

Last updated on April 27th, 2019 at 09:11 pm This is post 3 of 5 in the series “France” There is nothing not nice about Nice, but truth be told it wasn’t one of the places that made me fall in love with it. It wasn’t exactly because it is not a lovely town, but […]

Day Trips from Split: 5 islands boat tour

Last updated on June 4th, 2019 at 09:41 pm This is post 7 of 12 in the series “Croatia” Split is the perfect place to base yourself if you dream about going to the beautiful islands of the Dalmatian. For a day, you can visit the dreamy beaches of Brac, the gorgeous Old Town of […]

My Top 10 travel apps

Last updated on October 18th, 2016 at 06:14 pmIt’s no secret that the internet has revolutionized the world: there are a whole host of information and applications available now that wasn’t there a few decades ago. People can now do everything on their phone that no one could even dream of before – in fact, […]

My Top 5 Roman Amphitheaters to see around the world

Last updated on December 27th, 2015 at 03:39 pmRome. There is virtually no one who hasn’t heard of the glory of the Roman Empire, a civilization that conquered a vast stretch of land from Europe to North Africa. The only thing that almost as fierce as their thirst for expansion was their love for entertainment, […]

How City Travel Review changed my life

Last updated on November 6th, 2016 at 05:20 pm One of the reasons as to why I started travel blogging was because of CTR. I am not sure how many of you have heard of City Travel Review: it’s a travel writing course that runs in several European cities offering you a chance to learn […]

5 things to do in Zadar Croatia

Last updated on December 20th, 2018 at 12:52 pm This is post 6 of 12 in the series “Croatia” What is there to do in Zadar Croatia? If you were to ask me why is Zadar on our itinerary, I would answer that it’s because of its proximity to Plitvice, as well as the cheaper […]

Behind the Scenes… Funny and Failed Travel Photos

Last updated on January 9th, 2016 at 05:20 pmThe silhouette of a girl staring into the sunset, a triumphant jump into the air on top of a mountain and the elegant back of a girl walking on a cobble street; these kind of polished photos flood through millions of Instagram and travel blogs every day. […]

The Ultimate Hiking Guide to Porto Venere

Last updated on September 14th, 2018 at 01:18 pm This is post 9 of 39 in the series “Italy” Since almost all of the trails in Cinque Terre were closed during our visit, our hostel manager at Ostello Tramonti* suggested that we could hike down to Porto Venere from the village of Biassa via Campiglia. The […]

10 Places to see before they disappear

Last updated on January 9th, 2016 at 03:02 pmAs you review your bucket list, there are certain places you may want to prioritize visiting as rising sea levels, earthquakes, floods, global warming and other natural phenomenon affect different cities and tourist attractions around the world. This article outlines 10 places to visit before they disappear. […]

My top 5 Social Media for Travel Inspirations

Last updated on October 18th, 2016 at 06:54 pm We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with information. With the rise of smart phones and social media, there are endless ways for us to connect with the world out there. I went from getting my information straight from the tourist information center […]

Marseille – a day trip destination

Last updated on August 7th, 2017 at 04:35 pm This is post 2 of 5 in the series “France” I have two over-whelming memory of Marseille, the first is the distinctive smell of cat pee, the second is that everywhere seems extremely dodgy. My opinion was echoed not only by my sister, but by our […]

A day in Calanques National Park

Last updated on August 7th, 2017 at 03:48 pm This is post 1 of 5 in the series “France” Calanques National Park is a short bus ride from Marseille in the South of France and one of the most beautiful national parks I have ever seen. There is some kind of magic that exist along […]

What to see in Split Croatia in one day

Last updated on June 4th, 2019 at 09:09 pm This is post 5 of 12 in the series “Croatia” What to see in Split Croatia in one day? As the retired place of a Roman Empire, there is a kind of an abandoned elegance in Split that you are not going to find anywhere else. […]

An adventure in Mljet National Park

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 02:47 pm This is post 4 of 12 in the series “Croatia” A gorgeous island two hours away from Dubrovnik, Mljet National Park is situated on the island of Mljet, a 37km long island with an area of 98.10 km. The park itself is situated on the western tip […]

Summer Loving Trends – 9 things I love about Metallic Tattos

Last updated on October 18th, 2016 at 07:31 pm  There are countless trends going on in the summer, because summer is a time to play with bright colours and cute little things. I have seen everything from flower headbands to armlets, but let’s be honest – it’s not really something for everybody. Flower headbands can […]

A short guide to Elaphiti Islands

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 08:01 pm This is post 3 of 12 in the series “Croatia” Elafous means deer in Greek, and legend has it that the Elaphiti islands are named so because the cluster of thirty islands resembled a deer, or that it’s named after the deer on the island. Not […]

Kayak Dubrovnik – Roughing the Sea around Lokrum Island

Last updated on September 16th, 2018 at 06:35 pm This is post 2 of 12 in the series “Croatia” Though Dubrovnik is famous in its own right, kayaking around Dubrovnik is equally as fun. And what is a trip to this city without visiting at least one of its surrounding islands? One such island is Lokrum – […]

Dubrovink – a City of Stone and Light

Last updated on November 27th, 2018 at 01:58 pm This is post 1 of 12 in the series “Croatia” The pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik rose to fame as one of the best preserved medieval cities and the filming location of the popular TV series Game of Thrones. With polished limestone streets, high stone walls and […]

Best Gelato and Ravioli in Verona (or the World…)

Last updated on August 11th, 2017 at 07:07 pm This is post 8 of 39 in the series “Italy” Northern Italy is not where I thought I would find the best Italian food. In fact, I would even go as far as saying that I had no real expectation for the food when I go […]

Verona card review and top picks

Last updated on February 8th, 2020 at 11:11 pm This is post 7 of 39 in the series “Italy” People often consider Verona as the City of Love, and it is every bit as romantic as its name. Even without the story of Romeo and Juliet, the red tile roofs, stone bridges and medieval architecture […]

5 Affordable DIY to Spice Up your Summer Wardrobe

Last updated on June 9th, 2017 at 09:46 am  We all love summer – the sun, the breeze blowing past you and of course, the beach. It’s a relief to put away your heavy winter wardrobe and bring out the flowery, gauzy summer outfits that you have been waiting for. I know every time summer […]

Searching for Romeo and Juliet

Last updated on August 14th, 2017 at 07:27 pm This is post 6 of 39 in the series “Italy” Oh Romeo, Romeo, why art thou Romeo? Most of us are familiar with the tragic love story written by Shakespeare three centuries ago. The star-crossed lovers from two rival families that ended their family fraud, and […]

Sight-seeing in Venice – Secret Itinerary, Museum Pass and Chorus Scheme

Last updated on February 8th, 2020 at 08:59 pm This is post 5 of 39 in the series “Italy” Venice is a sight to behold, and it’s amazing how much a little island can pack in terms of museums and churches. Some of you might be a die-hard museum fanatic, and some of you just […]

Perfect little lunch spots in Venice

Last updated on February 8th, 2020 at 09:11 pm This is post 4 of 39 in the series “Italy” With sprawling canals, charming paved squares, and balconies brimming with geraniums and heartsease, there is virtually nowhere in Venice that wouldn’t make a good lunch spot. However, there are corners more enchanting than others and I […]

A photo diary of Venice

Last updated on November 30th, 2018 at 05:04 pm This is post 3 of 39 in the series “Italy” Venice: the famous city of water is arguably one of the most photographed city on the planet. And it’s not hard to imagine why with the picturesque canals and fairy-tale like bridges – even their lunch […]

Top 5 of Prague

Last updated on May 14th, 2020 at 04:17 pm This is post 5 of 5 in the series “Prague” Prague is a popular destination with plenty to see. From its Old Town to the two castle districts, you have a lot of sights jostling for attention. However, there are 5 that stood out the most […]

Fast, Cost-effective way to deal with Zip Bulge

Last updated on November 7th, 2016 at 08:35 pm  You know that moment when you find that perfect dress on the internet and you how excited you felt when you wait for it to arrive. However, this all come crushing down on you as you slip on the gorgeous garment and saw that there is […]

Burano, Murano and Torcello – review of Viator tour

Last updated on June 11th, 2019 at 03:46 pm This is post 2 of 39 in the series “Italy” A visit to Venice wouldn’t be complete without a trip to its surrounding islands. Out of the sizable collections, my sister – the designated planner for Venice singled out the following: Morano, the island famous for […]

When fairytale comes true – A Cinderella Exhibition

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 09:58 pm This is post 11 of 18 in the series “London”  We had all grown up with fairy tales, the tragedy of the heroine and her unwavering goodness, the twist of fate that bring her to her prince and the happily ever after. Whether we admit it […]

Surfing up the turf it’s not easy – it’s Big Easy

Last updated on November 7th, 2016 at 07:26 pm This is post 10 of 18 in the series “London” Big easy was first mentioned to me by my university friends as a really good grill and seafood place, and how they actually get enough to eat there (we all know someone who can inhale food […]

How not to annoy or get annoyed by others on holiday

Last updated on November 7th, 2016 at 08:08 pm This is post 1 of 39 in the series “Italy” During my recent trip to Italy my sister and I had encountered a lot of tourists like us; some were lovely, some were not. The highlight was a man, probably in his fifties purposefully walked in […]

Making a cardigan from jumper

Last updated on October 18th, 2016 at 06:32 pm Spring is nearly among us (don’t lose hope on the British weather! It should be getting better any week now that it’s April!), I had been craving a pastel-coloured, waist length cardigan for the longest time but never seemed to be able to find it in […]

Traveler vs Tourist – don’t let the trend dictates you

Last updated on November 7th, 2016 at 09:20 pm I love reading travel magazine and blogs, learning new places and getting tips from the experts. Lately, however, there seems to be a lot of emphasis on being a ‘traveler’ when you journey rather than a ‘tourist’. What is the difference? And what’s all the hype […]

Brunch from Down Under – Lantana Cafe

Last updated on October 18th, 2016 at 06:33 pm This is post 9 of 18 in the series “London” Not all brunches are created equal. After finding the best maple syrup bacon in Jackson and Rye, I was looking for another excuse to try out a new brunch place (Contrary to popular believe, my life […]

Hacks to fast-plan your trips

Last updated on October 18th, 2016 at 06:35 pm Being a self-confessed travel junky, I love going to new places and exploring every nooks and crannies that’s not off limits (most of the time). However, I hate not knowing anything about the history of a place that I am visiting, so I often make sure […]

Dazzling… Dazzling Cafe

Last updated on October 18th, 2016 at 06:34 pm This is post 1 of 65 in the series “Hong Kong” Originated from Taiwan, this heaven for desserts lover attracts a long queue of both locals and tourist at their TST store at The One mall in Hong Kong. Despite its 90 minutes only slot and […]

Kimchee in London

Last updated on October 18th, 2016 at 06:35 pm This is post 8 of 18 in the series “London” I have always been a fan of Korean food, so when my friend suggested we go to Kimchee to celebrate another friend’s birthday (she’s quite a fine diner) as this is her favourite restaurant, I expected […]