Shanghai in 9 Hours

Over my last trip, I learned how to make the most of long layovers. I totally understand how long layover could feel like a schlep to most, especially after a long vacation and all you want to do is to get back home. We made sure that this would be a cheap stopover so we […]

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What Can We Do in Cebu?

After a glorious short holiday, I thought it would be useful to share a list of things you could possibly get up to if and when you decide to head on over to Cebu! It took forever for us to plan this trip because there wasn’t much information available online. This is my “help a […]

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A Photo Story: The Jeepney Chronicles

Taking a Jeepney is the best way to get around in the Philippines. The history of these is quite interesting (you can have a read here). The Jeepneys were originally US military jeeps left over after World War II but now, they have been modernised and manufactured by various local motor companies. We made sure […]

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Singapore in 15 Hours

Fifteen hours sound plentiful when you are talking about layovers but let me tell you, this was the shortest 15 hours yet! We purposefully picked a flight with the longest layover in Singapore so we could leave the airport. Yas! This happened to be with a budget airline Scoot, where you have to pay for everything; […]

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Blissful in Bali

There was a calm air that circulated when I landed in Denpasar. It was an early Sunday morning and that is the perfect time to really wake up with the place; get to know it a little. With Bali being the final destination, it was my let go, let flow time. I was there for […]

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Keeping Up With the Resolutions: Spring Reads

I started the year with a list of resolutions and one of the resolutions was to keep the resolutions. Hah! Right? Every month, I try to visit the list just to see that I am on track. One of the things I really need to do is to read more. I enjoy reading, I love […]

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How To Pack Like a Pro

People ask me how I pack a single rucksack for my travels and my answer: “just roll everything in.” This is the best time to share how I pack for any kind of trip and maybe you will find these tips and tricks useful. “Why?”, you ask. I am getting ready for a trip to Cebu, […]

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Walkabouts and Blisters in Jakarta

When you mention that you’re going to Indonesia, people assume that you’re going to Bali, the Gili Islands or Yogyakarta. Bali was the final destination and it was absolutely blissful… But first, let’s rewind to Jakarta. I spent a few days in Jakarta thinking that there would be loads to do in the capital. Little […]

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Temples and Pad Thai in Bangkok

Again, an early morning start. I had booked a tuk-tuk to pick me up at 07:00 at the hostel, how fancy! A sense of relief blanketed me; I was leaving Siem Reap without another bad experience! Phew! Bus time. I arrived in Bangkok in the early evening and the rest of my time in the […]

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Take Some Notes Before You Head to Siem Reap, Cambodia

After a fun night out singing Fatoumata Diawara and walking the streets of Saigon, I woke up bright and early so to catch the bus to Siem Reap. At this moment, I felt comfortable with the backpacking lifestyle – waiting, trekking, waiting, eating cheap food, getting lost. The bus was surprisingly comfortable with reclining seats, […]

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