Number Thirty – South Africa!

South Africa was my 30th country! A huge milestone and a big highlight! I only got to spend a weekend outside of Johannesburg actually sightseeing and relaxing since the majority of the trip was a work trip but nonetheless I had a great time and hope to go back soon one day to explore Cape…

A little taste of Croatia

Croatia was one of my top ten visits so far. The country is beautiful, has lovely people and great food, is relatively cheap, and is still quite undiscovered. We did a one week trip in June and since this was just before the beginning of the peak season we not only got good deals on accommodation…

Cotswolds

Last weekend we explored the Cotswolds. The region is made up of small but BEAUTIFUL and picturesque villages. Historically this area centered around the wool trade (you can still see so many fields with sheep!) but importance diminished around the Industrial Revolution. Today it’s mostly a place for tourists (very cute B&Bs, THE place to…

Krakow, Poland

Krakow was a nice surprise. We only went for a weekend which was the perfect amount of time in the city. The first day we spent exploring the cute and compact old town area and exploring the Jewish quarter. The city is really well preserved because it is one of the few places in Eastern Europe that wasn’t…

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!

Tube Turns 150

Today the London Underground commonly known as “The Tube” turns 150! Pretty crazy to think this was the first underground train system in the world and a lot of the original train stations are still in use today. Some fun facts to celebrate 🙂 1. There is only one Tube station which does not have any letters…

Harrods Christmas Window Display 2012

One of the cool things about being in London is the Christmas spirit everywhere and seeing the window displays that the big stores usually put on this time of year. My favorite this year is Harrods. They are doing a Designer Disney princess theme this year and I absolutely love it! Each of the Disney characters…

First Impressions – London

Well it’s been about 2 months for me here in London now! Although at first it was a little tough to adjust, especially coming from Singapore, I am really excited to be here. I love walking around and exploring new areas of the city. There is so much history and culture everywhere from the countless iconic signs…

Singapore Food – Part 3

Fried Kway Teow This has probably replaced Chicken Rice as my favorite food here. The dish is made with flat noodles and stir fried in soy sauce, chilli and egg. It also has cockles, bean sprouts, Chinese sausage and fishcakes. The dish is usually topped with chives. Usually from $3-6 SGD at hawker stalls. Yummm…

Luang Prabang, Laos

We took a 4 day trip to Laos and the only city on our itinerary was Luang Prabang. We wanted a nice relaxing trip and I wasn’t too keen on going to Vientiane since it sounded just like the other capitals. We decided to fly through Bangkok after looking at all the other options (flying…