An island that is known as one of the three most beautiful scenic spots in Japan, and a floating shrine that is said to be an icon of the country — what’s not to love about Miyajima?
Turkey (Pt.3): The Ruins of Hierapolis-Pamukkale, Ephesus and Troy
The third part of this four-part Turkey series with Parlo Tours takes us to the Aegean Region. It is here that I explored the ruins of Hierapolis, Ephesus, and Troy.
Kyushu, Japan (Pt.4): Farm Stay with a Local Family in Hitoyoshi-Kuma
Hitoyoshi was the fourth part on my grand Kyushu tour with Parlo Tours, and we got to harvest our own food, cook our own meals, and then got pampered by our local Japanese farmstay ‘mum’. It was such a unique experience!
Sabah, Malaysia: My Trip to Semporna for the Regatta Lepa Festival
My experience at Semporna’s largest annual festival, the Regatta Lepa — a tribute to the boathouses of the ethnic Bajau Laut community.
Wandering Around Zhou Zhuang, an Ancient China Watertown
My day’s visit to the ancient watertown of Zhouzhuang, known as China’s No.1 watertown. From walking its narrow lanes, to floating down its canals — I had a lovely time going back in time.
Shanghai, China: The Ancient Xitang Watertown
My visit to the ancient watertown of Xitang, known for its many canals, lovely bridges and covered waterside walkways. Being in the town is like being transported back to old, old China.
Kyoto, Japan: My Maiko/Geisha Apprentice Makeover
Here’s how I became a Maiko, or apprentice Geiko for a couple of hours — layers of kimono, white face, red lips, high hair and all!
Perak, Malaysia: A Day’s Visit to the Royal Town of Kuala Kangsar
I have only ever read about Kuala Kangsar in my local school textbooks, so I was excited to visit this royal Perak town — and step into a little bit of Malaysian history.
Dubrovnik, Croatia: Walking the Old City Walls
Imagine a sea of orange-roofed buildings, the endless blue ocean, and white-stone paths that curve along steep cliffs. These are views from the old Dubrovnik walls, and this was my walk around it.
Saigon, Vietnam: The Village of Cu Chi and its Tunnels
My experience cycling through the countryside of Cu Chi Village, and ending the tour deep down in the depths of the Cu Chi tunnels — a glimpse into Vietnam’s war-torn past.
A Day Through Time in Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An is a picturesque little Southeast Asian town with old traditional Vietnamese houses lining the narrow lanes; lanterns hanging from across the streets, and fishing nets and small boats floating along the river. Here’s an account of my day in the historic old town.
The Ancient Ruins of Mỹ Sơn, Vietnam
An early morning tour to visit the ancient Cham temple ruins of Mỹ Sơn — a journey back to the past at one of Vietnam’s most important archeological sites.
Siem Reap, Cambodia: The Angkor Big Circuit Tour, Banteay Srei and Roluos Temples
I spent 3 days exploring the ‘other’ temples of Angkor — some are unheard of, some are devoid of visitors, some are almost ruined… but all, beautiful and mythical.
Siem Reap, Cambodia: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Temples on the Angkor Small Circuit Tour
The Angkor small circuit tour includes the famous Angkor Wat, and other popular temples like Angkor Thom’s Bayon and Ta Phrom. Here’s a rundown of my temple tour, and visiting tips to beat the crowd!
The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Bangkok
My trip to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market– where I zoomed along the canal on a long-tailed boat, walked around the busy marketplace, and bought delicious Thai food from boats.
Mynn’s Top 10 Historical Buildings to Visit in Georgetown, Penang
Georgetown has one of the most well-preserved collection of historical and cultural buildings– so on my visit to Penang, I spent a day exploring and getting to know some of the buildings in this historical area.