Frolicking in Changdeokgung Palace’s Secret Garden

Sometimes I wonder how a nation has managed to capture the overzealous attention of young fans throughout Asia, be situated just 38 miles away from the DMZ line and survive, have a long list of delicious street food and traditional delicacies and still have such beautifully maintained palaces in the city centre. This efficacy to,…

Food-tasting local food in Seoul ♥

Wangbijib located in the heart of MyeongdongTosokchon – Ginseng Chicken Barbeque! BBQ all day errday.  Myeongdong Street Food  Sigol Bapsang – Banchan Tasting (Itaewon)  Kyochon Chicken – DeliveryHangover Soup / Gamjatang (not that we were, mind you)Army Stew My top food list during our rendezvous in Seoul: #1 – BBQ Pork and Beef #2 –…

Visiting Seoul’s Gyeongbokgung Palace.

In Gyeongbokgung Palace, I felt like I was trapezing through the hallways and colorful buildings, the history coming alive to represent the present and the future of Korea as a nation. The adrenaline rush was a not so subtle reminder to keep exploring and observing the crooks and crannies that had built a nation through…

Our one-day itinerary in Gyeongju

They don’t call Gyeongju the “museum without walls” without good reason. The entire city teems with history; even the breaths you take are weighted and seemingly unabating. Two days would be a comfortable itinerary to see Gyeongju but if you, like us, want to spend only a day, it is possible too.

Eating our way to happiness in Busan.

The food mecca in Korea is, unsurprisingly, not Seoul but in fact the entire southern region which was why the bulk of our travels were in the south – Jeonju, Busan and Gyeongju. In Busan, we really went all out to enjoy good food at a decent price with endless rounds of snacks and dessert.…

Itinerary: 4 Days in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

  It was one of the most laid-back trips I have ever had. There were no rush throughs, we ambled from site to site, enjoying the straight tall trees (the trees in Ho Chi Minh are pretty darn straight, mind you) and dry heat. Day 1 We reached the city at about 3pm and had…

Photoblog: Kathmandu, the city of dreams.

It is crazy how beautiful this city is. Kathmandu of Nepal will forever be etched in my mind as my mum and I fell in love with its subtle history and rich heritage sites. The entire experience is surreal and soul-changing; it is an entire experience on its own. I don’t see how my words…

Part 3.1: Sunrise in Borobodur

I first came across Borobodur as I flipped through a History textbook in high school. In that green-ish page, I remembered vividly an aerial view of the monument with a brief description that stated, among others, a 75 years duration taken to finish building the complex. The messy part wasn’t on planning where to stay or…