Ever wondered what makes the cherry blossom so special to the Japanese that it’s become the icon of a nation? What is it about sakura that makes Japan sakura-fy everything (jelly, tea, anime… you name it) and take to the parks to hanami every spring? I find out here.… Read More Japan, Sakura season: Why are cherry blossoms so special?
I’ve been to Bali 4 times now, and it never gets old. Every time I go there’s a new restaurant, or a store that’s just opened, and is a killer must see. The whole place is so alive and always changing. It’s one of those rare places that somehow manages to balance being a tourist magnet… Read More Travelogue: Bali, Indonesia. The Best Beach Holiday
Broke in Hong Kong, but still itching to update your wardrobe? Looking for some handmade crafts to bring back as souvenirs? Or even just hungry for a bit of freshly baked cake? Weekend markets in Hong Kong are perfect to add onto your weekend itinerary, and I don’t mean weekend markets of the touristy sort such… Read More Weekend Markets in Hong Kong! Great shopping and atmosphere at craft markets
I visited as a stranger to the significance of the Wailing Wall. Certainly I had done my historical research and was familiar with the right words, but nothing could prepare me for the emotionally-charged atmosphere. Arguable the most sacred relic to the Judaism religion after Temple Mount, the Wailing Wall is all that remains of… Read More The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem
Phuket is a place to forget about time and responsibilities for a bit. So much time was devoted to staying in bed and devouring pad thai. When we got bored, we’d go out for a massage and party. Famous for being a budget-friendly beach holiday destination, the place sounded perfect for a quick escape from reality… Read More Travelogue: Thailand, Phuket
24 photos of Sakura goodness, taken in June 2013 while in Sendai, Matsushima Bay, Tashirojima and Hirosaki. Read more about my Sakura experience in Japan here.