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!
My escape with MINI Malaysia to the beautiful Royal Belum Rainforest. We had a hundred MINIs convoy, hiked the jungles, cruised the river and partied in total seclusion!
A 3-day itinerary in Okayama — and I spent it in the midst of gorgeous gardens, stunning castles, shrines and temples; and the most awesome food… AND surrounded by the colors of autumn.
The rural Japanese mountain villages of Kibune and Kurama are steeped with history and myths; and coupled with its cool mountain air, river-dining experiences, onsen and beautiful temples — they make a relaxing trip out of the city of Kyoto.
In Dubrovnik, I stared, I gawked, and I got lost in its beauty. With so many stunning churches, palaces and buildings filled with so much history — I was left in awe. This was how I spent my 3 days in the city.
Lokrum island makes a lovely day trip out of the city. From monasteries and forts, natural wonders and the sea, and a wealth of history — there is so much to explore in this small island.
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.