Tuesday, August 30, 2016


After camping out in the wilderness of Iceland for a full week, I’ve lived my wildest dream. Finally, it was time to get back into reality and I am glad that the Galaxy Pod hostel was there to help me with the transition. I stayed at the Galaxy Pod hostel for a day before catching my flight out of Iceland. I did quite an extensive research on the hostels in Reykjavik, the more I read, the more I felt assured that this was the best hostel to spend my last night in Iceland, and so, I clicked the "Reserve" button… 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Visiting Chateau Chenonceau in the Loire Valley

       Spanning across the river Cher, this elegant chateau bears an extraordinary destiny: to be loved, managed, and protected by women throughout war and conflict. Thus, it is also known as the Ladies' Chateau.  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Off The Beaten Track of France: Daytrips from Aix-en-Provence

The whole of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region is not short of hidden gems. I recently went on a trip to the Southeast of France to find out what is so fascinating about this region. What I found out was that these places are still mercifully spared by mass tourism, but I got this feeling telling me: not for long, not for long. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Dark Side of Solo Traveling People Seldom Talk About

I will be honest with you. Although I like to travel solo, there are still certain aspect of solo traveling I am (still) struggling with.  

Saturday, August 20, 2016

14 Times Strangers Showed Me Unconditional Kindness During My Trip

I am not telling you to make yourself vulnerable, that is just asking for trouble. The point of this article is to let you know that there are still a lot of good people out there. Be kind to everyone and life will be kind to you too. But still, always stay attentive and take good care of yourself. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Iceland: Helicopter Tours In Reykjavik

I had a couple of things in mind that I have always wanted to do but have been postponing due to reason(s). However,  I figured that I was going to cross this one out of the list now— a helicopter ride. Because where else could be a better place than Iceland to have my first ever helicopter ride? I booked my helicopter tour with Nordurflug Helicopter Tours due to their number one ranking on TripAdvisor (Helicopter Tours In Iceland) . 
Reykjavik helicopter tour

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Vietnam: a 6 days itinerary (Part 2)

This is a continual blog post. If you haven't check out part 1, click here: How to spend 6 days in Vietnam (Part 1).
Friday, 19th June 2014
Day 4: 
We started the day with a visit to the Lao Chai and Ta Van villages. The villages belong to the Black H'mong, Tay and Zay peoples. 
Lao Chai and Ta Van villages

Friday, August 12, 2016

France: 1 day in Aix-en-Provence

       Aix-en-Provence is a low-key destination in Southeast France, famous for its marvelous architecture, heritage, culture, intellectual and art. What’s more, it is the hometown of the world-renowned 19th-century post-impressionist painter, Paul Cezanne, and the nearest town from Chateau of Vauvenargues which is the final resting place of Picasso. It definitely makes a perfect getaway for those who are into l'art de vivre (the art of living)!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Vietnam: a 6 days itinerary

If you wish to travel to Vietnam during your summer vacation, be warned. We arrived at mid-June and were literally drenched in sweat, it was super-duper hot! I heard that temperature will be around 34 degree Celsius in June! I was wondering how am I going to stay for 6 days in this country. Enough ranting, negativity aside, let's roll. 
Vietnam landscape

Saturday, August 6, 2016

13 Types of Travelers We (Even the Cats) Hate To Meet

        We all meet A LOT of people during our travels: people with different personalities, temperaments, behaviors, mindsets…. all gather together by a common passion—our passion to see the world. While there are a lot of travel blogs out there that have listed down all types of travelers they hate, I am actually happy to find out that my tolerance is much much higher. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Websites or Apps to Meet Locals In A Foreign City

All thanks to a plethora of websites, befriending a local or two has never been easier. I like to talk to locals before my trip, it helps with my trip planning and makes discovering local hidden gems possible even before you set foot in the city. Don't you just love the internet? 
Kind reminder: trust your instinct and always put safety first.   

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

10 Free Travel Apps Everyone Should Know About (2015)

Welcome to the age of pocket traveling! There are so many new innovative travel applications emerging on the App Store, it makes globe-trotting in this era a breeze.