My half day visit to Nara — where I got to hang out with hundreds of deer, visit some of Japan’s most ancient temples, and dine on delicious grilled eel. Oh, did I mention the adorable deer?
A half day visit to see the lovely town of Himeji — the famous Himeji Castle, and the autumn night lights of the Koko-en Garden.
My lazy days exploring Colombo. I visited a few local sights, ate a whole lot, and slept in most of the time. My itinerary was definitely less hectic than the actual city!
I had a lovely time at the southwest coastal town of Sri Lanka, doing what everyone here does — surfing! And when not surfing, I am eating the delicious local food, chatting with the locals, and just chilling by the beach.
And the blog is now 4 years old! Here’s the list of my 12 months of adventures in 2018 — a resolution I made at the end of 2017 to experience a new adventure every month.
Vietnam might be relatively unknown as a diving destination, but I had a lovely time exploring Nha Trang’s underwater with Rainbow Divers Nha Trang — even if it was just 2 dives, and only for a day.
My experience surfing in Bali’s Kuta Beach as a beginner — with lots of paddling, falling and tumbling; and the proud feeling of catching those few breaks!
Bali, one of the most beautiful and exotic islands in the world — and it goes all the way down to its underwater world too. In Tulamben, I dived a wreck, saw a statue underwater, and swam with a school of humpheads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The blog is 3 years old! Thank you for walking with me for yet another year. Here are my travel reflections for 2017 and my countdown of my favorite moments!