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At Last: Reunited in Tokyo

“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.”

Tokyo together

Over the past few months, I’ve experienced so many adventures and feelings of happiness.

That said, nothing quite compared to the euphoria of seeing and traveling together again with my favorite person on the planet. Continue reading “At Last: Reunited in Tokyo”

The route so far, and what’s next

Ni hao from Taipei, Taiwan!

After several consecutive weeks of non-stop traveling, activities, and sightseeing, I now finally have time to sit, breathe, and write all the updates I’ve slacked on since July :)

My trip continues to be a whirlwind of spontaneity, one of living in the moment and savoring every bit of it. Continue reading “The route so far, and what’s next”

10 things I really miss about NYC

I’ve been on the road for a couple of months now with just my backpack. It weighs about 8-9kg. In that time, I’ve learned to live more minimally and roll with the punches. 

More importantly, I’ve learned to shed creature comforts and appreciate things I’d previously taken for granted. Examples include air conditioning, solitude, ice, cold beer, etc.
Continue reading “10 things I really miss about NYC”

Riding Solo: Exploring Vietnam by Motorbike

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

For the good chunk of my 27 years, I feared motorcycles.

I refused to come near them, let alone drive one. To me, the risk wasn’t worth it. I’d already met heaps of foreigners who’d gotten into motorbike accidents, and I’ve witnessed quite a few myself. 
Continue reading “Riding Solo: Exploring Vietnam by Motorbike”

Paradise Found: Exploring Lan Ha Bay

I drew in a deep breath, and held it there. My eyes opened and I gazed up at the overhanging limestone cliff above. Exhaling slowly, I chalked up once more and readied myself for the ensuing battle.

For a fleeting moment, I wondered why I do this to myself.
Continue reading “Paradise Found: Exploring Lan Ha Bay”

The Secret Beach at Cat Ba

Real quick update while it’s still fresh. 

Last night, I decided over drinks that I’d head over to Cat Ba Island today to see Vietnam’s famous Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. 

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World heritage site with massive limestone tower karst Continue reading “The Secret Beach at Cat Ba”

Hanoi and love and I 


It’s been less than 72 hours since I arrived in this crazy wild city, and I already love it here.

When I first arrived, I was intimidated by the chaos. The madness made me want to cower in a corner into fetal position.
Continue reading “Hanoi and love and I “

My retreat to Bangkok

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been in rock climbing heaven at Krabi and beaching/diving at Koh Tao. While in Koh Tao, I started to get island fever and decided last minute that I had to get out. I needed a few days to myself to relax, hold off on the activities, and get away from the craziness.

So I flew back to Bangkok. 
Continue reading “My retreat to Bangkok”

What I’ve learned so far from solo travel

I treat my wounds carefully. I am covered in mosquito bites, bruises, and mysterious rashes. For the first time, I am very sunburnt. Also, I think I may have sprained my thumb from rock climbing.

And I am very, very happy.

Continue reading “What I’ve learned so far from solo travel”

Fear, sweat and motorbiking in Bangkok

74% of road deaths in Thailand involved motorbikes.

This time, I really goofed. 

Leaving Bangkok in Style

On my last day in Bangkok, I decided last minute to fly to Krabi and post up near Railay. Continue reading “Fear, sweat and motorbiking in Bangkok”

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