Taiwan 101

Taiwan’s a destination that typically doesn’t make it to our bucket lists easily. But once you visit it, Taiwan remains in your memory, as a poetic island, with high cliffs facing the blue sea. Taiwan, is more than the liveliness of Taipei. It is an island with very friendly people, a unique cuisine that challenges…

Uluru: Ayers Rock

Uluru is located in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT), a province that hosts the great Australian Outback i.e. Australia’s vast remote interior.  Honestly, what I loved about Uluru, was the contrast it offers from Sydney or Melbourne. It’s a far cry from civilization as I know it. The Australian Outback is a rugged territory, with an atypical vegetation, and a museum of…

Cebu : Things to do 

The beauty of Cebu lies in its beaches, and historical city centre.  The capital city of the Visayas province of Philippines is not just a tourist destination. Cebu is a well developed sea port trading with countries like the US, and Italy. It also has a thriving IT outsourcing industry.  I myself was on a…

Kuching: Bako National Park

Alice: Why do we use a boat?  The Rabbit: Depends. You can use it, to find the way back, or to charter to new territories. For shorter distances when you are lazy, or for a longer journey which you can’t undertake yourself  ********* Baku is a destination to which you take a boat; cause you…

Brittany

My trip to Brittany was a road trip. It started with a drive from Paris, in search of the wild. This search, that led me through the countryside of Normandy, ultimately ended in the scenic cliffs of Brittany. Brittany is a bit of discordant note of France. Its a far cry from the touristy areas…

Living with the Iban: Borneo

My trip to Kuching began solely on a whim, to see how tribals in Asia’s equatorial region of Borneo live. It is an experience I will not forget: It was for the first time in my life, that I slept on the banks of a river in a longhouse, and woke up in the morning,…

Bagan

My trip to Bagan was a solo trip. Traveling alone to Myanmar is safe, and I encourage to anyone. The Trip: A flight from Singapore with a stopover at Yangon:  The trip began after a long day’s of work. Post office, I headed straight to the airport on a Thursday night, and reached Yangon at 11 pm…

San Francisco

My trips to San Francisco are often business trips. The ultimate destination is Mountain View, and San Fran is a stop over. But what a stop over it is. San Francisco is a great city and I love it because it’s outlandish. It has its style, and it knows that. Moving beyond its intriguing, artsy…

Turin ..by the night

Italy’s most magical city: Turin Defining the horizons of Turin is the Basilica of Superga, located up the hills of the city. “Is it characterized by white or black energy?” I asked my tour guide – who stood to introduce me to the magical history of the city. “Not so white” she said. “Though built…

Sunrise at Borobudur

Located in Java, the Borobudur temple is one of the most famous temples of Asia and the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. Travel: Planning a visit to Borobudur is simple. One needs to book a flight to the city of Yogyakarta. From Singapore this can be either via a connecting flight from Jakarta or…

Islamic Art in Kuala Lumpur

 My exploration of Kuala Lumpur runs contrary to most people. Instead of starting my tour from the Petronas Tower, I began my journey from the Islamic Art Museum. KL’s Islamic Arts museum gave me what I was looking for-A perspective on what Islamic Art is. As confirmed by many, it is also one of the…

Gili Islands: A trip beyond civilization

My trip to Gili Islands, was an accident, like is the experience with most people. You’re in Bali – when you discover that – Hey, Gili is this island, which is like about 2 hours away by boat, – People say that there are no cars, just bicycles and horses to move around – Sounds…