On my previous visit to Chiang Mai, I did the usual tourist trail of admiring temples, visiting elephants and climbing a hill. This time though, I spent a day doing something a little different while in the city — painting, cooking, and making tea pillows.
Surrounded by forested hills all around, Mae Hong Son really is the quiet, misty town I have always imagined it to be. Here’s how I spent my day in this rustic town on the northern hills of Thailand.
When I think about Kobe, I think about beef! And yes, the beef is heavenly, but the Japanese harbor city itself is a wonderful place for exploring — there’s so much to see. Here’s how I spent my day in Kobe.
Exploring the old and new Shanghai — from narrow alleways and historic bars to modern skyscrapers and the busiest shopping street in the world. My day out and about in Shanghai.
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.
I have always been fascinated by the rustic beauty of Herzegovina — just imagine gorgeous landscapes of emerald rivers and rugged mountains dotted by centuries-old fortresses and ruins. Yes, that is Herzegovina.
I was in the city of Ballarat to experience two things — the remodeled gold mining town of Sovereign Hill, and to get up close and personal with the koala. It was a fun-filled day!
I only had a day to visit one of Australia’s most beautiful coastal routes — the Great Ocean Road. So I used it to visit seaside towns, admire the stunning coastline, and chill by the gorgeous beaches. I wish I had more time!
I had a 10-hour transit in Amsterdam; and decided to make the most of my time in the city. I walked along the canals, visited a museum, and even had a traditional Dutch meal.
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.
Banda Aceh suffered major devastation from the 2004 tsunami, but has since been rebuilt. However, remnants of the disaster are still visible– and I spend half a day exploring the city, and learning more about it.
Sapporo is modern, dynamic and compelling; and during my visit in autumn, beautiful. I only had one day in the city, so I made use of my time to sample what Sapporo is famous for; the beer, the food and the shopping.
On my short one day visit to the Lion City of Singapore, I decided to stay put in one place and explore the area– Chinatown.
A mix of old and new, medieval and urban; the city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne exudes elegance and strength. With only 24 hours to explore the city, I wanted to take a walk into its olden times, while exploring its modern elements.
Looking beneath its aging exterior, Liverpool is a vibrant city that is filled with cultural heritage; known for its strong love of football and for being the home of the world-wide sensation, the Beatles.