[VENICE] HOW TO EAT AND DRINK LIKE A LOCAL IN…

Couple of days back, I chanced upon this interesting site that arranges professional gourmet food tours in Italy. The foodie in me was jumping for joy! I wish I had done more research before my trip to Venice (2014), which led to sub-par pastas and touristy rip-offs (although you never go wrong with seafood risottos). […]

SEOUL DIARIES OO5: HANGANG PARK

March 22, 2014: DAY THREE I picked the perfect day with a gorgeous weather to explore the Yeouido Park! The trail cuts off at an intersection before leading to Yeouido Hangang Park (여의도 한강공원), which faces the Han River. Following this park trail, you can choose to jog along Han River or cross over to […]

The Love Lockdown

Couples lock down their vows over the Eiserner Steg in Germany, which stands proud over River Main linking Frankfurt’s city centre to the district of Sachsenhausen. Another lover’s bridge marked with everlasting passion symbolized by the act of locking with a sense of resilient security and firm, unyielding permanence. The irony of these very metal […]

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 […]

The Hills Are Alive…in Salzburg Austria!

When I was in Salzburg, I had the pleasure of exploring the rolling hills of Mondsee via Panorama’s Tour of the Sound of Music! I shared an afternoon singing along to “Do Re Mi Fa”, “Climb Every Mountain” and “Sixteen going on Seventeen” with 20-odd tourists who grew up also singing and dancing along to […]

Boat Girl: A Memoir of Youth, Love & Fiberglass

I received this book from Beating Windward Press in exchange for an honest review, and here it is! Published October 1st 2012 by Beating Windward Press LLC MY REVIEW: Melanie Neale’s memoir evokes a scenic memory of the Bahamas and Florida – an elusive beginning to a heartbreaking story of growing-up and falling apart in […]

Photo-diary: Island Life, Maldives

The beauty of Maldives never fails to take my breath away Honestly would love to stay on this island and work for peanuts, if it means that I get to see this every day of my life. Also, Kurumba Maldives is a crazy good place for getaways! It has 2 outdoor freshwater pools, 3 tennis […]

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 […]

From Milan to Venice

Fresh off a 12-hour flight to Milan, we hopped onto a three-hour railway tram into Venice. Grabbed lunch at the train station And off we go Our stop: Santa Lucia Buon Giornata, Venezia One of their prime, very beautifully hand-crafted, tourist rip-offs which are too elegant and gorgeous to look at to be of much […]

A slice of Copenhagen

Officially am the mad Asian girl snapping away with her iPhone, at architecture that citizens of Denmark would have seen all their lives. Here’s a slice of Copenhagen: the streets of Vester Farimagsgade 9 as seen through my eyes. Taking shelter underneath my umbrella in the drizzle proves to be a disadvantage, for my hands were […]

fragile things

“She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood.   She only looked away for a […]