Cuba, the last socialist paradise

August 13, 2017

Cold war, communist state, trade embargo. These are the three phrases that come to mind whenever someone mentions Cuba. Thanks to our western-dominated media influence, many people do not have a good impression of Cuba. When I informed my family members that I was headed to Cuba, they were all so worried for me and …
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Pitstop in Port Elizabeth

January 18, 2017

Most people only know Johannesburg and Cape Town when they think of South Africa, both of which are serviced by direct flights from Singapore. However, this time I decided to venture deeper into South Africa to explore other regions. Port Elizabeth caught my eye because it is a coastal city and also it was holding …
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Swag San Sebastian

January 23, 2016

How not to fall in love with the shimmering scallop-shaped bay, replete with crescents of golden sand of La Concha and turquoise waves, in the northern Spanish city known as San Sebastian? Designated as the European Capital of Culture this year, I was lucky to be able to visit this small town with huge thundering …
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Recommendations for Krabi

November 15, 2015

Stay Blanco Room & Apartments | 228 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand 81000 We stayed at Blanco Room & Apartments, which is about 20 minute on foot to Aonang beach. We liked the area because it is not so touristy, there is a Tesco supermarket opposite, 7-eleven and roadside food stalls. You won’t go …
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Climbing in Krabi

November 13, 2015

Just one month after visiting Bangkok, I am back here again in Thailand, this time to have a taste of some adventure sports. With return flights from Singapore costing about S$90-100, it is quite affordable to visit Krabi or any part of Thailand. For this trip, we took AirAsia to Krabi and came back via …
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of Chocolate hills and turquoise waters

April 21, 2015

Cebu is located in the Visayas region of the Philippines and it contains many islands, which makes it the perfect beach and diving paradise. Fret not for those who do not know how to dive, you can either enjoy sunbathing by the beach or rent a boat out for island hopping and snorkelling. There are …
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18 things not to miss in the Philippines

March 18, 2015

In preparation for my upcoming Philippines trip, I’ve been doing some reading up and shortlisted the activities that caught my attention. It is not possible to see everything the Philippines has to offer in one trip – and I don’t even suggest that you try. What follows is a selective taste of the country’s highlights: …
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Constanţa, coastal town along the Black sea

August 3, 2014

Constanţa is Romania’s largest and most important port city on the Black Sea; in summer, it’s also the gateway to the country’s seaside resorts. Accommodation here is cheaper than in Mamaia and maxi taxis cover the journey in about 15 minutes, so it may be worthwhile to consider basing yourself here even if you’re only …
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