Latest Travels

Oct 25, 2019 , Japan

My Japanese ryokan hopping adventure 2018-2019 – 7 Ryokans in 3 months

It's been a whirlwind 2019 and I do apologise to my readers for the long radio silence. It's been a mad year of renovating and moving house which can be terribly intense. I am back in action again! Many of my fans often ask me what I look for or...

Jul 22, 2019 , Italy

Exploring South Puglia in summer

If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-track, wallet friendly, and not swamped-with-tourists destination in Italy, I think Puglia is the answer. For summer last year, I headed out to Puglia for Summer Part 2 (first part being my hot but enjoyable trip to Karuizawa), joining my travelling buddies from Hong...

Nov 2, 2018 , Japan

Best way to experience Karuizawa

Karuizawa is a beautiful upmarket mountain resort located in the Nagano Prefecture. It's definitely not a cheap place compared to some other countryside areas, and has developed as a popular place for many Japanese to visit especially during Summer, with many affluent ones owning a second home here. I aptly call it...

Oct 23, 2018 , Japan

Best of Kusatsu Onsen

For my summer getaway this year, I did almost the unthinkable of visiting Japan in July! Unthinkable because it's the summer season then, and all I could say was my furry paws and body was just sweating profusely in the hot humid weather years ago when I went to my...

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Dec 14, 2017 , Bolivia

How to enjoy the amazing Bolivia Salt Flats in 24 Hours

One of the most amazing places I went to with Y and R this year had to be the Bolivia Salt Flats - in September, as part of a Y's big birthday. Bolivia was one of the 2 new countries - the other being Peru, that we visited over a...

Nov 17, 2015 , France

Day trip to Cassis

On our first day arriving into Aix En Provence, we were planning to just take it easy and walk around the town square. But yes there's always the unexpected that pops up in driving trips. Our concierge from Hotel Le Pigonnet was sharing with us places to go near Aix...

Jul 21, 2014 , Kenya

Lewa Safari

Our next 2 days in Lewa was nothing but fabulous with long game drives in the early mornings and evenings including checking out the local village where the Maasai tribe people live (another separate post on that). Expectedly, not everyone in the group opted to go for every game drive,...

Oct 13, 2015 , France

L’Arperge in Paris

During Haute Couture Week in Paris earlier this year in July, I managed to squeeze in some time amidst the shopping and Fendi's Haute Fourrure show to of course dine at some new restaurants. I been always wanting to try Alain Passard's vegecentric restaurant - L'Arperge, and am glad I...