Descending into the mouth of a smoking volcano | Two girls enter Ijen Crater

Travel is appealing for so many reasons. The joy of discovering something new, of experiencing a unique moment in time and of seeing something not everyone is able to see. One could have more life experiences, more wisdom and personal development. And so you might decide to do something like climb into the world’s largest acidic volcanic crater. How difficult could it be, right? Before … Continue reading Descending into the mouth of a smoking volcano | Two girls enter Ijen Crater

How to Visit Nami Island as A Solo Traveller in Seoul

So Nami Island… The stuff of K-dramas and many girls’ dreams. So what happens when you’re a girl (who doesn’t really speak any Korean) alone in Seoul, wanting to visit this picturesque place? Well… You (or in this case, I) just go! It’s really as simple as that. Let me tell you how. Step 1: Make your way to Yongsan Station From many parts of … Continue reading How to Visit Nami Island as A Solo Traveller in Seoul

Five 1-day Must Do Itineraries in Tai-rrific Taipei!

Ahh, Taipei. A place I’ve been to 7 times already yet feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of what there is to explore. I first visited this city on a family trip about 5 years ago and thereafter went on 4 dancing/eating trips, a weekend trip and a work trip. And based on these visits, I’ve put together five 1-day itineraries of my top … Continue reading Five 1-day Must Do Itineraries in Tai-rrific Taipei!

Humble Rays | A Shining Light In Melbourne’s Cafe Culture

When I said I was going to Melbourne, nearly everyone said ‘you MUST go to Hardware Societe’. And so I did – but along the way, I also discovered another wonderful cafe by serendipity (via a friend’s post on Instagram), which I feel I must blog about first. And that cafe is Humble Rays. Located just about a 5 minute walk (maybe 10, if you … Continue reading Humble Rays | A Shining Light In Melbourne’s Cafe Culture

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Sheng Jian Bao | The Lovechild of Xiao Long Bao and Guo Tie

If you’ve been to Shanghai and not had a taste of their legendary sheng jian baos, I would say – you’ve totally missed out. Go and book a ticket back there right this instance. Ok, I’m kidding (just a little). Admittedly, I’ve mainly only tried these mystical sheng jian baos from one key brand (and some other shop that is more famous for its jian … Continue reading Sheng Jian Bao | The Lovechild of Xiao Long Bao and Guo Tie

A Skip and A Hop Through Adelaide’s Cafes

Last month, I had around 3 days to spend wandering around Adelaide and so decided to visit some of the cafes on offer in this quiet, chill city. Most of the cafes only open till around 4.00pm on weekdays though so it is a good idea to go early. Quite a few are closed on Sundays too. My general thoughts on the cafe scene in … Continue reading A Skip and A Hop Through Adelaide’s Cafes

Yat Lok | Quality Roast Goose in a Roadside Stall Setting

If you ever find yourself in Hong Kong, do remember that roast goose is one of the city’s must eats. There are a number of famous eateries offering this sumptuous delight, and here is one that I’ve visited twice and would like to recommend. We had headed over to Yung Kee at Wellington Street first, the most famous one of the lot. However as we … Continue reading Yat Lok | Quality Roast Goose in a Roadside Stall Setting

Bebek Bengil | An institution in Ubud serving delicious crispy duck

Nestled along one of the main shopping streets, Bebek Bengil (otherwise known as Dirty Duck), is an institution in the town of Ubud. Serving its popular crispy duck with Balinese spices since 1990, the restaurant caters to a mix of both tourists and locals alike. However when I paid it a visit one late Friday morning, the majority of their visitors appeared to be non-local. At … Continue reading Bebek Bengil | An institution in Ubud serving delicious crispy duck

Vincents | Deserving of ‘Top Restaurant in Riga’ Rating

When I saw first saw this restaurant on Tripadvisor, I thought ‘Man, it’s a bit far out from the old town of Riga (where we were staying)’, and so I wasn’t sure if we should pay it a visit. However after further discussions with my travel mates and some planning of our sightseeing such that it could factor in nicely into our route, we decided … Continue reading Vincents | Deserving of ‘Top Restaurant in Riga’ Rating

Kau Kee | Probably the Best Beef Brisket Noodles I’ve Ever Had

Ahhh, Kau Kee. Before I went to Hong Kong this time, I did some research on places to eat. And in many of my searches and chats with friends, Kau Kee came up a few times, and with glowing reviews. I was initially a bit skeptical, can a beef brisket noodle stall really be that good? After I entered the small cosy store and sat down … Continue reading Kau Kee | Probably the Best Beef Brisket Noodles I’ve Ever Had