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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.