Thailand · Travel

[THAILAND] o17. AYUTTHAYA – OF RECLINING BUDDHAS AND WISHING WELLS

Following a seafood-induced food coma and a brief exposure to Thai Buddhist rituals at renowned Wat Phanan Choeng, our local Thai friends took us on yet another cultural tour - the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, also known as Wat Lokkayasutharam. At this point it would be useful to note there are more than 2 Temples with… Continue reading [THAILAND] o17. AYUTTHAYA – OF RECLINING BUDDHAS AND WISHING WELLS

Beauty · Beauty Supplements · Food heaven · Health Supplements · My life · Silhouettekiss

10 SECRETS TO GOOD SKIN

Shh... I'm letting you guys in on what I do to keep my skin minimally flawed and young-looking. I'm not without vices - my lifestyle certainly does a great deal of harm to my skin. Constant travelling, difficult climates, dry-air in airplane cabins, late nights, sleepless days, junk food and irregular meals, social drinking and partying… Continue reading 10 SECRETS TO GOOD SKIN

Europe · Rome · Travel

[ROME] A NIGHT AT THE VATICAN

Probably the only time you can catch the night scene outside St Peter's Square is if you spend the night at Vatican City, or if you're reading this as I'm about to show you a couple of my night scene captures. Outside St Peter's Basilica on the day we arrived, there was a huge preparation… Continue reading [ROME] A NIGHT AT THE VATICAN

Europe · Rome · Travel

[ROME] 10 SNAPSHOTS OF VATICAN CITY

Bringing to you a quick showcase of the world's smallest independent state - all 109 acres (44 hectares) around St. Peter's Basilica and the palace of the Vatican. In and around are beautifully preserved cultural sites, lush green gardens, and museums which feature some of the world's most famous sculptures and paintings. Home to architectural… Continue reading [ROME] 10 SNAPSHOTS OF VATICAN CITY

Europe · Rome · Travel

[ROME] IN ALL ITS RUINED BEAUTY

What everyone should love about Rome: its historic ruins and scatters of exquisite shambles. Much of this city appears discarded - as if picked apart by fickle historians and deemed unworthy of more than an afterthought. Centuries of time gone by lay preserved in these archived sites, untouched by restoration, that are as common in… Continue reading [ROME] IN ALL ITS RUINED BEAUTY

Europe · Rome · Travel

[ROME] PIAZZA DEL POPOLO

Flanked by the Via Flaminia, Piazza del Popolo was an important entry point to Rome's city centre for travellers entering the city via the Adriatic Coast. Today, the piazza still hums with a steady stream of travellers eager to check this off their travel itinerary. We took mandatory shots with Rome's iconic obelisk which was initially erected to… Continue reading [ROME] PIAZZA DEL POPOLO

Europe · Rome · Travel

[ROME] THE SPANISH STEPS

We took the best part of an hour to conquer the celebrated Piazza di Spagna, otherwise more fondly known as the Spanish Steps, which rises up towards the Church of Trinità dei Monti. Summer was shrouding us all in killer heatwaves. Nevertheless we managed to revel in the refined, eighteenth century atmosphere, once home to… Continue reading [ROME] THE SPANISH STEPS

San Francisco · Travel · USA

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (IV)

This is the part we say goodbye to an awesome biking expedition: from stopping at various landmarks at San Francisco bay, to biking till the foot of the bridge, and then across the bridge, to exploring the city of Sausalito, I had so much fun that I forgot to feel tired. From the pier at Sausalito,… Continue reading Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (IV)

Café · Cafés - Copenhagen · Cafés - Europe · Copenhagen · Europe · Travel

La Galette, Copenhagen

If you love pancakes, and the French comic series Asterix, La Galette is the place for you! The place is a well-kept local secret as it is hidden from the sidewalk. Upon seeing the cardboard Asterix cut-out, you need to enter the gates into the yellow building and walk further in. The owners are French… Continue reading La Galette, Copenhagen

Adventure · Asia · Koh Samet · Thailand · Travel

[THAILAND] oo2.Island Lovin’

Headed for Thailand's Koh Samui with my favourite travel pals in exactly 3 days'!! ❤ So stoked about scuba-diving, and living the island life in my friends' resort. Also can't wait to start partying at the local hotspots on Chaweng Beach. On our last trip to Koh Samet, another offshore party island in the Gulf of Thailand,… Continue reading [THAILAND] oo2.Island Lovin’

Europe · Pictures · Salzburg · Travel

Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

A glimpse of the rococo villa from the bank across, while surrounded by a gorgeous bevy of swans. Contrary to popular belief, the Schloss Leopoldskron palace was never used as the Von Trapp villa in Robert Wise's Sound of Music! Leopoldskron Palace is privately owned and not accessible to the general public, unless you're a… Continue reading Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg

Adventure · Christchurch · New Zealand · Travel

Travel-diary: the Beauty of Christchurch

Or rather, the beauty of Peppers Clearwater. Wouldn't mind waking up to lakes and greens everyday! Facts: The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake of magnitude 6.3 killed 185 people. 4,423 earthquakes were recorded in the Canterbury region above a magnitude 3.0, from 4 September 2010 to 3 September 2012. Nevertheless, the city still retains such scenic… Continue reading Travel-diary: the Beauty of Christchurch

Adventure · Bucket list · Europe · Landscape · London · My life · Quote of the Day · Silhouettekiss · Travel

London Lovin’: Notting Hill

Autumn leaves crunching beneath my feet, light rain smattering wet droplets on my leather outer. Can you imagine how happy I was to see the 'travel bookstore' with a blue door on Notting Hill? Mostly I was busy snapping pictures, head in the clouds, wishing I could step into a bookstore and meet my personal… Continue reading London Lovin’: Notting Hill

Book Reviews · Silhouettekiss

Book Review: I Heart London

Published June 7th 2012 by Harper Book Number 5 brings Angela back in full circle. She is summoned home for her mom's 60th birthday party to a weed-rolling dad, and an ex-fiance who still wishes to stick his tongue down her throat. Plus her mom convinced the family and friends to hold the Angela-Alex wedding… Continue reading Book Review: I Heart London

Silhouettekiss · Travel

Watching Snowflakes Fall

My friends amass all kinds of travel trinkets: keychains, fridge magnets, shot glasses, travel mugs, and even Starbucks tumblers with city names. I've recently started collecting snow globes, after months of making sure I take a polaroid in every city I travel to, until my 5-year-old White Instax-Mini 25 took its last breath in Perth.… Continue reading Watching Snowflakes Fall

Book Reviews · Silhouettekiss

Book Review: Window (Michele Renae)

I received this book in exchange for a review, and here it is! Date Published: October 22, 2013 My Ratings: 7.5 / 10 "I loved that word: decadent. Unrestrained self-gratification. Indulgence." Set in modern day France, this contemporary piece is written in sensual prose that tells of a girl starting afresh by moving to Paris.… Continue reading Book Review: Window (Michele Renae)

Adventure · Auckland · New Zealand · Silhouettekiss · Travel

Photo-diary: Rangitoto and Volcanoes

Fedora's friend Ridge drove us up the coast at Mission Bay - Patteson Avenue which overlooked the active volcano on Rangitoto Island They say, you only live once What with volcanic hazards and possible reawakening of volcanic activity, this place is entirely too beautiful. Then again, beautiful things are dangerous. The Auckland volcanic field is… Continue reading Photo-diary: Rangitoto and Volcanoes

Adventure · Europe · Salzburg · Silhouettekiss · Travel

Travel-diary: Salzach River, Salzburg Austria

Along Makartsteg, a bridge over the Salzach River: It is the 'Pont Neuf' of Salzburg's city centre, where lovers lock down physical embodiments that signify the fidelity of their love. Makartsteg Bridge was named after the 19th century Historicist painter Hans Makart, born and raised in Salzburg, who became famous as a painter of the Viennese… Continue reading Travel-diary: Salzach River, Salzburg Austria