Never have I ever planned to go to Makassar. I was in the city purely by some accident. I hate long flights. Anything beyond three hours will naturally freak me out, which is one of the reasons why I was hesitant to travel for too far. So when I planned to go to Ternate, I … Continue reading Stranded in Makassar for 22 Hours
Sprawled in Paris 18th arr. the quaint 'little village' of Montmartre could easily be reached from three nearest Metro station depends on where you want to go. There's Blanche (M2) that's nearest to Moulin Rouge, Abbesses (M12) if you want to see the Wall of Love or Le Mur des Je t'aime, or Anvers (M2), … Continue reading Montmartre Self Guided Walking Tour
As soon as you key in ‘Paris’ into your trusted Google or Bing search, I bet the Paris Pass advertisement will start to pop up. They will stick to your cookies and you will start to feel like you see them everywhere. Their marketing brainwash technique makes you believe that it’s the it card you … Continue reading Paris Hack 101: Paris Pass Review – Yay or Nay?
There were lots of myths circling around how you can get your US visa approved and even a whole lot more on why your visa was rejected. It's like one big mystery. It might even feel like you won a lottery if you can get the visa. Seriously. But my story (if the title hasn't … Continue reading Congratulations! Your (US) Visa is Rejected!
The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and Versailles, I think those three places are like a must on everyone's list who's a first timer to Paris like me. But there's also another place that I have been curious to check out: the catacombs of Paris. Probably because I've never heard there are places like this in the … Continue reading Paris Catacombs
At least that is what I think... Why? Well, mostly because of the places that I had on the itinerary for the day. There were only two actually, which were the Versailles and Louvre - did you starting to get the idea of the reason behind the title? How was it, you asked? I'll say … Continue reading Paris Travel Diary #5 – Paris is Intimidating
If this sounds cliche, then so be it - It was almost magical when you woke up and you saw the snows covering the roof from your window. It was not something that I will get the chance to see every day. Actually, that was the first time probably, waking up to the snowy roof … Continue reading Paris Travel Diary #4 – We Have the Sun Back in Paris
Riding a bicycle around Paris sounds like a classic thing to do right? So I signed up with one of the Airbnb experiences: secret walk around Paris on an electric bicycle. Sounds neat. I like the idea that we will be walking around places in Paris that are rather off the beaten path and not … Continue reading Paris Travel Diary #3 – Almost Die in Paris
Paris in my imagination was a romantic cobbled stone road, old classic apartment with the creaky uneven wooden floor, gothic architectures on every corner, and macaroons. My apartment definitely has everything that I imagined of how a Parisian apartment should look like. The four flight stairs were sometimes disheartening. Just as I thought my heart … Continue reading Paris Travel Diary #2 – City of Thousand Stairs