AN UNFORGETTABLE roadtrip and one that we almost had to forgo given the difficulties liaising annual leaves for everyone. It started out as a casual talk about going on a Trans-Siberian railway – but we felt it was too pricey and we didn’t have enough leaves from work to spare. So a 16D15N trip to […]

I HAD NEVER thought of visiting Oman and not known any friends who have done so. But boy, was it a trip that was absolutely breathtaking. I travelled with my long-time friend Nazurah (Billabong-bag-buddies since 2003 haha!). After a pampering 5 days in Dubai, we took a 5-hour bus ride down from Deira to arrive in Muscat city […]

LOOK MA! I climbed an active volcano! My first time on an extended hiking trip. It was one that was planned 6 months prior, so we had time for lots of stairclimbing training. But no one can ever be truly prepared for what’s coming… the element of surprise! And that is what makes a trip so […]

THIS VESAK DAY saw us trekking a route less travelled. Known as the pipeline trail, the 10km route took us parallel to Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on the outskirts of protected area – starting from Zhenghua Park in Bukit Panjang, via Mandai, to Woodlands. The water pipes are mostly covered beneath ground, but there are […]

UPON ARRIVAL in Narita Airport, we headed straight to Shinjuku and caught the highway bus to Yamanashi prefecture on a 2-hour journey. The bus had us dropped off at Kawaguchiko station – a lovely sight with its trains and railway tracks. Kawaguchiko station The small town of Kawaguchiko Ramen anyone? The town of Kawaguchiko was quiet. […]

STORM EMMA took us by surprise last weekend. We had already purchased a flight to Edinburgh, rented a car and booked accommodations about a month ago. But the storm brought about nationwide travel disruptions amidst heavy snow and winds. What was supposedly a flight out on Thursday morning and a road trip to Fort William, […]

BUDAPEST WAS A four-day after our visit to Austria. The January weather was cold and rainy for the most part, but we were blessed with fairly clear skies on our last day! Fisherman’s Bastion Matthias Church in the Gothic style design  Looking towards the Parliament building, whilst on a boatride along Danube River Vajdahunyad Castle […]

AUSTRIA WAS OUR pitstop before heading into Hungary. We have heard much about its beauty from our fellow travelling friends, and so a 7D6N stay it was! 4D3N: Salzburg The city of Salzburg is divided by the Salzach river, with the Alstadt (Old Town) on one side and the Neustadt (New Town) on the other. […]

DANIAL AND I have always wanted to experience Italy, but our days were short in December so we decided to make do with a taster trip vowing to return again someday! We decided to start off in the south and worked our way up: Naples – Rome – Florence – Pisa – Venice (via Milan).  […]

NETLEY ABBEY is thought to be one of the most haunted places in Southampton. Not that we were hunting down spirits, but my friends and I took a hike one Saturday morning. More so for some outdoor time amidst all the school assignments. To get to Netley train station was an hour’s train ride from […]

20km hike = 30,000 steps From Southampton Central → South Western Railway to Lymington via change at Brockenhurst (30mins) → Wightlink ferry to Yarmouth (40mins) SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave