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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Introducing a Little Bit of DongBei

DongBei. The North East! There are stages you go through when you live in Harbin. At first, when you arrive, you are almost certain that you cannot and will not survive here. It’s rough, raw, the language is just nothing like the podcasts you’ve been listening to on your flight, and well…the extremities! The summer […]

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The Universe Sings

Today is the 1st of February! I have been planning this day for months now. After heaps of research, I have finally decided to start blogging again. I have been learning the mandatory art of time management, balance, self-love and journaling! It’s crazy that as one heads towards the late-twenties, you start freaking out! You […]

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One Night in Shenyang

Unless you’re working for a Chinese public school or a kindergarten, Language Centre ESL teachers in China do not have the weekend off. Instead, you have two split days during the week – I have Monday and Thursdays off. When we have a holiday or two consecutive days off, I take full advantage of this! […]

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