Easter Roadtrip through Andalusia

Over Easter we did a 10 day road trip to the Spanish region of Andalusia. The architecture was beautiful and the tapas were varied and delicious. The region is one I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time, I had bought the lonely planet book years ago to start dreaming and planning so was…

Christmas Markets

Europe really knows how to do Christmas! I had never been to a Christmas market before this trip so I was blown away by how much FUN this is!! I decided to go to Germany and Austria tour and hit up as many Christmas markets as I could. By the end I was pretty tired…

Easter Sunday in Florence

We were in Florence for Easter Sunday and got to see the Easter tradition of “explosion of the cart.” It is held outside of the main duomo (cathedral) and involves the 30ft tall Easter cart (in use for more than 500 years!) being lit with fireworks for a good 15-20 min. We went early enough…

Borough Market

The Borough market near the London Bridge is one of the oldest markets in the city dating back as far as 1214. These are just half the things I saw. A great way to spend an afternoon sampling delicious foods and buying unique gifts as well as a quick stroll to London Bridge!

Diwali

Celebrating Diwali in Singapore! Awesome to have a day off 🙂

Gotta get some mooncakes

Well this year I didn’t get to try champagne or tiramisu mooncakes like I wanted to a year ago but I did get to try a traditional one and icecream one! Both were really good. For the traditional one, I did not like the taste of the yolk but the outer part was pretty good –…

Chinese New Year

新年快乐 (Happy New Year) and 恭喜发财(May Prosperity be with you)! Chinese New Year officially began on February 3rd but it will last for the next two weeks. In China everyone gets 2 weeks off, here in Singapore it’s only a long weekend (4.5 days) but no complaints from my end! I’ve been learning a lot…

Christmas

Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays!!! Christmas is in the air! I’ve never spent Christmas in such a hot place so mentally it is a little weird to think of Christmas time in shorts and tank tops but still drinking coffee from red Starbucks cups but there is definitely Christmas spirit everywhere! Christmas music in all…

Mid-Autumn/Moon cake/Lantern festival

Today is the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon cake festival! I’m not exactly sure why it’s called mid-Autumn festival since autumn actually begins today…. but then again I’m just an expat 🙂 The China town in Singapore was bustling with energy and there were beautiful decorations and tons of moon cakes everywhere in all different flavors….