I’ll remember Siem Reap as a dusty town with crazy hot weather, and lots and lots of temples. But that aside, there were also so many other things that I will remember — the villages, the circus, the people, and the food… yes, the food.
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!
With its beautiful beaches, natural wonders and intriguing history; Langkawi has a little something for everyone. Here’s my list of 20 things to do in Langkawi for a complete island immersion.
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.
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.
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.
Alicante was the last stop of my eastern Spain tour, and my sister and I chose to stop by this city because we were mesmerized by the pictures we saw of it– especially the ancient castle on top of the hill. This was our one day itinerary.
Valencia means strength and valor in Latin, and that is apparent in its strong culture and constant innovation. I allocated 2 days to explore the city.
Yogyakarta is a bustling town in central Java, Indonesia. The city is colorful; with a strong cultural heritage and thriving traditional art scene. I spend 3 days in the city, and this was my itinerary.
The city of Jogjakarta in Indonesia is famous for its temples– Borobudur and Prambanan. Surviving the test of time, these temple tells its own story of the mix between two religions in the region.
If you want a picture postcard-perfect picture, there’s no better place to get one than in Bruges. The town is so pretty that it gives you the feeling of walking into a real life fairy-tale town.
Stratford-Upon-Avon is often associated with William Shakespeare. It was his birthplace, so the town is practically dedicated to him. We spent 2 days exploring Stratford-Upon-Avon, learning and getting to know his true genius.
I visited Oxford as a 3-year-old and told my parents that I wanted to study here one day. That dream is long gone; but fast forward 20-odd years later, I am back with them again in the same city– to visit for a day.