Tag: travel itinerary

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: Jiufen + Shifen on Day 9

Red lanterns, Jiufen, Taiwan

I don’t really have any specific activities or things to look out for in Jiufen and Shifen…it’s mostly about soaking in the atmosphere when you’re there so be warned that this post is going to be more pictorial than anything. Breakfast at Fuhang Doujiang To start off, here’s a special mention for breakfast before you …

Taiwan, Travel

11 days in Taiwan: Day 8 from Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall to Houshanpi

Back in Taipei for the last leg of my Taiwan trip! Before I set off to hunt down money changers in Taipei city to save my dwindling funds, I used the remaining dimes to treat myself to some economical Taiwanese breakfast fare. Ximending streets are really quiet in the mornings by the way. Just across …

Taiwan, Travel

11 days in Taiwan: Taroko National Park on day 7

Qingshui Cliff Cing shui duanya hualien taiwan

Being a lazy tourist, I signed up for a half-day tour in Taroko National Park with Mini Voyage, the hostel I was staying at. I didn’t do any research about the national park at all, because I thought everything would be taken care of by the tour. But what I probably should have noticed, was …