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The Grounds of Alexandria

I’ve been wanting to visit The Grounds of Alexandria since the first time we were in Sydney. But it was closed for a week then because of Christmas holidays. Wandering around the city again, we finally managed to pop in this time. And how charming it was! The Grounds is…
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Second Time Around: Sydney, Australia

We’re back in Sydney! Australia holds a dear place in my heart. It was our honeymoon destination, the first country we visited after our wedding in 2014, the first country we traveled to that needed visa, and the start of many other visa applications right after. From a third-world passport…
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Hello from Auckland, New Zealand!

After spending much-needed family time for a month in the Philippines and wandering around Eastern Europe for another month, I surely have a lot to catch up on. I know, it’s been a while. Life happened and time has been passing like wind since we left Singapore last July. As…
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12 Instagrammable Places in Singapore

Singapore may just be a dot on the map but there’s no shortage of insta-worthy spaces in this tiny country. There are always cute cafes, creative murals or colorful shophouses right around the corner. And every now and then, you’ll discover a new one pop into the neighborhood. Living in…
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Explore Singapore: The Gems of Tiong Bahru

Tiong Bahru is one of the “hip” places to explore in downtown Singapore. Contrary to high-rise buildings and HDB apartments scattered around the country, this residential estate is a conservation area filled with a heritage that resonates the “old-style” Singapore. I didn’t grow up in this country but strolling around…
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Explore Singapore: Looksee Looksee

I have a thing for bright spaces and pastel palettes. Our wedding was spring inspired, or you can check out my Instagram feed and you’ll know what I mean. ^^ So, when I first saw this tearoom, it was love at first sight. ♥ Looksee Looksee is a reading room…
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One Week Itinerary: Japan on Spring

T here are a lot of great regions to visit in Japan and one week is obviously not enough. Since it was our first visit to the country, we decided to focus on the two main cities, Osaka and Tokyo, with side trips to Nara, Kyoto and Tachikawa. Here’s a…
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Daytrip from Tokyo: Showa Kinen Park

J ust an hour west of Tokyo Metropolis is Showa Kinen Park. We only found out about the place the night before while looking for alternative side trips. I initially wanted to see Mount Fuji or Hitachi Seaside Park but then had second thoughts given the number of tourists traveling…
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Photo Diary: Exploring Kyoto, Japan

I f you want to have a feel of Japan in its golden days, then Kyoto is the perfect place to be. It boasts well-preserved temples, beautiful gardens, quiet shrines, traditional houses and charming history. Known as Japan’s most beautiful, this “City of Ten Thousand Shrines” is a must when…
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Boating at Chidori-ga-fuchi Park, Japan

O n our first day in Tokyo, we headed first to Chidori-ga-fuchi Park to see more of the sakura. The average full bloom of the cherry trees in Tokyo started earlier than in Osaka. Hence, when we reached the city, the flowers are already starting to shed its petals. That…
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Japan: Exploring Nara in One Day

W e finally made it to Japan! A lot of travelers all over the world flock to this country for sakura blooms every spring season. Who wouldn’t? Like pink clouds on sticks, the cherry trees make everything look so perfectly pretty. We were in Japan for cherry blossoms, too. Hence,…
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Colmar, France – A Fairy Tale Come True

Colmar is yet another charming town in France that is part of the Alsace region. It sits along the German border together with Strasbourg and literally has the “feels” of a fairy tale creation. No wonder, the small village square in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was inspired by this…
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Gastronomy in Italy

You probably already know how much I love food tours. I deliberately look for one in the city we are traveling to whenever I plan out our itinerary. It’s a great way to taste local food without having to spend a fortune in restaurants, or even stressing out where to…
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A Dose of Pretty – Talloires, France

Another town that shares the beauty of the cleanest lake in Europe is Talloires, a charming summer resort in a picturesque setting. It’s about 10 kilometers from Annecy and is situated between the lake and mountains. Think of mountainous backdrop, medieval architecture, and a beach with dazzling views of the…
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Horse-riding in Iceland with Hestasport

Halfway through our ring road trip, we decided to spend a night in a small village near Skagafjörður called Varmahlið. We wanted to shorten the driving distance from Akureyri to Hellnar (about 430 km) so this seemed like the perfect place to cut the trip. Thankfully, we are right! Our…
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