Tuesday, July 31, 2018

YOTEL Singapore: A Smart Hotel


Having been to the Lion City a number of times, me and my buddy definitely had our fair share of different hotel experiences in Singapore. From a cheap hostel in Chinatown to a luxurious treat from a five-star hotel. No matter what our accommodation is, as long as our food cravings are satisfied from nearby food joints, then we’re good. Halfway through our two-month backpacking trip, I was yearning for comfort of the familiar sights, and as we emerged at Orchard Road subway train station, I felt at ease. YOTEL Singapore, our home for three days, quietly witnessed our surrender to our glutton sessions.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Promo Fare Alert: AirAsia is the World's Best Low-Cost Airline for Ten Consecutive Years


You’ll always remember your first; that first kiss, your first love, and even your first heartbreak. As for me, I won’t ever forget that first ever snowflake that fell on my face when I was in Seoul, South Korea last year. It was my first ever solo trip abroad and first winter trip; a fulfilled dream because of AirAsia’s promo fare to the Land of Kimchi. Imagine, a public school teacher with meager means to support herself managed to achieve this! And yes, you can do too! And just days ago, AirAsia just won as the World's Best Low-Cost Airline for ten years in a row. And they have good news for everyone.

Friday, July 13, 2018

SereS Springs Resort & Spa – Bali, Indonesia


The plan was to wake up really early to check out Balinese sunrise over the terraced rice paddies with Mount Agung on the background. As always, it was a failed plan as I only stirred to wake when the morning light peeped through the glass window. I prepped some coffee, went to the balcony and checked out the early morning scene at SereS Springs Resort & Spa. I then saw both of our moms at the pool, happily chatting. Oh yeah, this is the second time that we included them on our backpacking trip and it’s wonderful to see them getting along pretty well.

Friday, July 6, 2018

SEA to Africa 2018: 33 Days Later


It's been five weeks and I have yet to recover from the exhaustion of our recent backpacking trip—effed up time zone, endless transfers, and unending packing-unpacking routine. Surprisingly, all of my stuff now are neatly packed and organized back to their original place, a far cry from years ago when I just want to see them lying around my bedroom floor for weeks, the beauty of having a neat freak partner.

Year Six. 55 days. 4 countries. 1 failed route. 15 key destinations. Southeast Asia to Africa. Husband and wife. And as always, we conquered our annual summer backpacking trip.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Australia: Brisbane Day Tour from Gold Coast


The group was caught up in strong winds coupled with heavy showers as we waited for our river cruise ferry. We’re in the middle of our Brisbane Day Tour and it seemed like it will be raining for the next few hours. After two minutes though, the sky cleared up and the sun was beaming all its high noon glory— a typical day in Australia’s third largest city.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

How to Stay Sane on Long Road Trips


So, you’re heading off on a long road trip. There are a few reasons this could be happening, and it doesn’t have to be for anything significant these days; you could just want to head to a place to try some food you’ve always fancied!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Raffles Royale: Apartment-Type Accommodation in Gold Coast


It was that specific morning when we suddenly craved for a rice meal after two weeks of steak and chips. So after our coffee sesh, we walked to the nearest grocery and grabbed the foodstuff we needed (which is actually cheaper than fast food). We brought it back to Raffles Place, our home for three days in Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise, and prepped our lunch on our unit's fully functional kitchen. After our cravings were satisfied, we lounged on the sofa for a quick rest and woke up at sundown after four hours of effortless slumber, it was our best nap in Australia so far.