Saturday, February 27, 2016

Backpacking in United States under $40 per day

Budget for 51 days 

(including transportation, theme park, meals, hostel and tour. Excluding flight): $2057.80

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Murmansk: Restaurant Terrasa

Trying a Salmon dish (preferably a wild Salmon!) is a must when visiting Murmansk. If you are not a fan of Salmon, try other seafood!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Kirovsk: Amazing sculptures in Snow Village

Did Elsa built this Ice Ring to keep our friendship frozen in time? 

Bus ticket to and fro: 1300 Ruble / $17
Transport to and from Snow Village: 160 Ruble/  $2.10 per taxi
Entrance Fee: 400 Ruble / $5

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Murmansk: Sami Village

Sami people are an indigenous Finno-Urgric people inhibiting the Arctic area. We were humbled by the opportunity to visit one of their Villages in Murmansk.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Murmansk: Husky Centre

@littlemisshappyfeet: Look at their eyes, does it mean that
Huskies have 2 souls in them?
Ever wonder why Huskies seem to have their faces all over 9GAG? Their expressions can be really dumb at times. I mean, really Really REALLY dumb! However, don't be fooled. They are intelligent creatures!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Murmansk: Hunting for Northern Lights

Northern Lights in Murmansk January 20 as photographed by Mikhail Rzhavin. 
Little did we all know, Murmansk is one of the most affordable place on earth to hunt for the Northern Lights!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Murmansk: Lenin Ice Breaker and City Tour

@littlemisshappyfeet: Alyosha Statue
We were picked up by Mr. Oleg himself on 10.30 a.m. Mr. Yaroslav was our guide of the day, explaining every single details perfectly in English, making the day tour an enjoyable and informative one.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Murmansk: Teriberka day trip

The Teriberka Sign. 
Mr. Alek and Alexei came to pick us up with their jeeps on 9 a.m. It was a 2 hours joy ride out of the city of Murmansk. Along the way, we stopped by a frozen lake, some interesting monuments put together by teenagers of the region and managed to catch an awe-inspiring sunrise from higher ground.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Russia: 10 reason why Murmansk is the perfect Winter Getaway

Daydreaming about Aurora Borealis hunting, Reindeer encounter and miles of winter wonderland, but couldn't afford an expensive trip to Scandinavia?
Introducing "Murmansk", a lesser known destination to do everything mentioned above with a MUCH cheaper price. English tours are available (Bonus if you speak Russian.)

Monday, February 15, 2016

Russia: Stoyn (Human Head Ice cream)

photo source: Stoyn facebook

Russia is a country with a strong reputation, strong personality, unique and mysterious in some way. In Russia, you do not have ice cream, Ice cream has you!

photo source: Stoyn facebook

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016


This was my first big trip, stepping out of my comfort zone. I reached New York with just a bag pack and a sleeping bag and everything else was history.
This is the list of my favorite/ Unforgettable moments in the USA.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Zion National Park: 15 Reasons you should bring all your best photography gears

Not too far from Vegas, the Zion National Park is the perfect day trip for a photography bonanza! I'll let pictures do the talking.

1. Observation point

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bryce Canyon: Best Viewpoint? There are no "best".

Too often when people ask me about National parks, they'll start with this "Where to take the best photos?" and my answer is always "see your time ngam or not loh."
Really! It is all about getting to the right place at the right time, or even, more interestingly, getting to the wrong place at the right time! You are looking for interesting perspectives? Make the visitor center your first stop to ask about various scenic hiking trails and activities.

Bryce Point

Come here for : Full amphitheater view

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Monument Valley: 9 Famous Spots to Visit

1. "Mile 13"
"Mile 13" where Forrest Gump ended his cross-country run .
** For those who haven't watch the Inspirational movie "Forrest Gump", I urge everyone of you to watch it.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Plan a Pacific Coastal trip with Amtrak: Tips and Reviews

It is important that you know your preference. What do you want to see? Do you want to see more of Northern California and preferably includes Washington? Or do you want use Amtrak only for southern California and drive the rest of the route?

courtesy of Amtrak

Friday, February 5, 2016

Solvang: Travel to Denmark without a passport

image via
Solvang is a quaint Danish-inspired city just stone throw away from Santa Barbara, this makes it a good day trip out of Santa Barbara to get a little taste of Europe in California!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Road Trip: Why should you visit San Luis Obispo
SLO town is a city in California, roughly 3 hours drive away from Los Angeles. It is a worthy, fun stop on the Pacific Coastal highway, and this is why:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Road Trip: 8 reasons to visit Pismo Beach on the Pacific Coastal Highway

Once billed the "Clamp capital of the world", today Pismo beach is still very famous with clamp chowder, a must have during a visit! Also, bike, surf board, kayak, fishing gear and atv rentals are available on the beach/ the pier. Here is 8 reasons why you should visit Pismo Beach.