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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Loll and Unwind in Vietnam

Last year, after a long northern winter, I was in desperate need of some sun! I needed a carefree adventure with me wearing just a single layer of clothing; I had finally had it with waddling around looking like an Oompa Loompa. So, this meant a trip to South East Asia, namely, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and […]

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My Spring Festival in Harbin

Happy New Year!! (again) If you are in Asia and you’re using the Lunar calendar then, finally, welcome to the new year. I feel like January was a fantastic trial run…I tried bullet journaling, reading every day, compiling lists, 10-minute morning meditation routines, etc. So, I now know what works for me and what doesn’t. […]

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How Long Does It Take To Get Frostbite?

Okay, hear me out! I am not even exaggerating, that question was in my mind when I couldn’t feel my fingers at the Harbin Ice & Snow Festival! Yes, it is worth a go but you NEED to be prepared! There is a short video of the whole experience – from taking the bus and […]

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A Grim History of Biological Warfare: Unit 731

The North East has a very rich history, it seems to surprise me every time. It’s not all lavender fields and immaculate ice sculptures; it’s deep, gruesome history. The World War II era seems to have been a time when humans were trying to see how far they can go, how far they could hurt […]

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