AFTER A 4-DAY climb of Mt Rinjani, we took to Gili Trawangan to unwind ourselves. Gili Trawangan is the largest of 3 Gili islands off Lombok, and it felt like being on Bali’s Kuta beach just on a much smaller scale (the number of white tourists streaming in). The speedboat was a mere 15-minute ride from the […]

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 […]

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. […]

I WONDER if you know? How they live in Tokyo. Tokyo was nothing short of amazing. It was a final pitstop on our 9-day Japan trip. Needless to say we had the theme song (Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift) going on the entire week! Narita Airport In the streets of Asakusabashi Drawings along the stairway walls […]

AW-KHUN, or simply thank you in the Khmer language of Cambodia.   Earlier this week, I went on a short five-day trip to Siem Reap with my (other) best friend. On our first day, like most other tourists, Angkor Wat was on our itinerary. Woke up at 4.30am and took the Tuk Tuk to catch […]

TRAVELLING AT 300km/h on the Renfe train from Madrid to Toledo… Best decision ever on our Spanish trip this past April! It really was only a half-hour journey and I paid €20 for a return trip. Tickets were reasonably priced, so what’s there to complain about! I would recommend anyone visiting Madrid to take a day’s trip to this […]

PARIS IS ALWAYS a good idea. Oh, Hepburn! To me, Paris will always be an iconic city and the world’s most romantic cliche. The Eiffel tower is probably one of the most recognisable landmarks of all-time. My photo spread simply says Bienvenue à Paris! __________________ My recommendations for a fantastic tour: Bike About Tours http://www.bikeabouttours.com Inside the Vinci […]