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
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!
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
Paris decided to greet me with snow. Yes, snow in March! I purposefully choose to sit by the window in the airplane because I don't want to miss out my first view of Paris. My forfeited aisle seat went down to the drain, though as the fog closed the view. I couldn't see anything until … Continue reading Paris Travel Diary #1 – Touch down Paris!
I feel giddy, excited and my heartbeat is still racing - I just booked my flight to PARIS! I finally did it! I'm not even sure that I'm seriously going to Paris until I hit the submit button for my credit card to buy the tickets! It will be 5 days affair in March 2018. … Continue reading Paris 2018 – Let the Countdown Begin!
Landing in Bangkok just a couple weeks off from my Japan trip, I didn't expect to have another tea problem. Bangkok totally caught me off guard with it this time! I had been to Bangkok a few times before. So I'm not a Bangkok newbie. I know my way well around the Chatuchak market, Pratunam, and Siam. … Continue reading The Struggle to Find a Chinese Tea in Bangkok is Real
I could be quite adventurous at times, especially when it comes to food. I would like to taste everything once at least. And street food is a big thing for me. Fortunately, I'm blessed with a strong stomach. That is until I came to Wang Lang... Wang Lang is not all about food market, because … Continue reading Food Poisoning at Bangkok’s Wang Lang Market