Category: Travel

Recounting the adventures sparked from wanderlust.

Japan, Travel

8 restaurants in Tokyo for vegetarians

Shinjuku Standing Sushi Bar Tokyo Japan

Vegetarianism is still a rather foreign concept in Japan; when I was there with my SO (he’s a lacto-ovo vegetarian), we found ourselves explaining to waiters very often that seafood and meat were not okay food choices for vegetarians. Fortunately, we managed to hunt down a couple of restaurants that were exclusively vegetarian/vegan or had …

Japan, Tips, Travel

First time to Japan: Quick Guide

Shinjuku Tokyo Japan

Just last November, I made my first trip to Japan (like, finally)! 💃 🎉 I was travelling with my aunt and sis and we were new to the country; like me, it was my sister’s first time to Japan while my aunt only visited Tokyo during a brief stopover. Planning the first trip to Japan could …

Hong Kong, Travel

9 things to do around Tsim Sha Tsui (Hong Kong)

tsim sha tsui hong kong

I extended a work trip  for a short 3 days to explore Hong Kong on my own. Because time was limited, my activities were mostly within the vicinity of Tsim Sha Tsui. So here’s what I managed to do with a lot of walking and short MTR rides (get an Octopus card for these; it’s …

Travel, Vietnam

Hue to Hoi An Motorbike Tour

Hue Adventures Motorbike Tour

This was probably the most impromptu thing we did in our entire Vietnam trip. We emailed Hue Adventures at 2AM the day before and only confirmed near 11PM the night before our motorbike tour. We woke up feeling rather apprehensive, not knowing if the motorbikes will come at 8AM. BUUUT they DID! Our luggages were pretty big …

Travel, Vietnam

Explore Hue in 12 hours: Dong Ba Market, Pagoda, Ferry Ride (Part 2)

Don’t miss out Hue when you visit Vietnam! Though lesser known than other cities in Vietnam such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, Hue felt considerably more local and less modernized (read: homogenized). Here is part 2 of my day in Hue and if you missed out on part 1, click here. 1430| Khai Dinh …

Travel, Vietnam

Explore Hue in 12 hours: Part 1 on Imperial City and tombs

Minh Mang Tomb, Hue Vietnam

I have never heard of Hue to be honest, until a friend suggested Hoi An as our next destination and Hue turned up in the search results while we were planning. Even then, the results were few compared to other areas in the country. Turns out it was one of the best legs for sightseeing …

Taiwan, Travel

11 days in Taiwan: Pingxi sky lantern festival on day 9

Sky Lantern Festival, Pinghsi, Taiwan

The Pingxi Sky Lantern festival has been around for a while so you can trust on them to be quite organized. I was lucky to be in the area for the last day of the festival and largest-scaled one too. Making your way to Pinghsi Sky Lantern Festival The most straightforward way is to get to Shifen ahead of …