For all of us, I think the first trip we take abroad in this pandemic world will be poignant but especially for travellers like me who have desperately missed the adventure and discovery. Travelling is a privilege, not a necessity, and I don’t think a week goes by when I don’t realise how lucky I … More City hopping around Portugal: First trip since the pandemic
Here’s the first of my photo-heavy posts. I went twice to Senso-ji Temple and it was undoubtedly one of my favourite places in Tokyo. It’s Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple and was originally built in the year 628 but was destroyed in a bombing raid during 1945. I took several hundred photos but I’ll only share … More Senso-ji Temple at night: Tokyo
Anyone who’s spent enough time on Instagram will have seen this infamous candy floss originating from Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku district. I basically just bought an obnoxiously large rainbow candy floss and I regret nothing! … More Giant rainbow candy floss in Harajuku, Tokyo!
This is clearly the quality content you’ve subscribed for. I’ve slowly been ticking things off the ‘hipster to-do’ list in Tokyo and I regret nothing. Yesterday I went to a hedgehog cafe – perhaps the first of it’s kind anywhere?! But that’s Japan for you; purveyors of niche crazes that travel far and wide. The … More Hedgehog cafe in Shibuya, Tokyo
Yes, the clue is in the name. Today’s post is about sushi bars in Tokyo that are standing-room-only. Reasonably priced sushi which is freshly prepared in front of you. Two friends of mine recommended one in Shinjuku and I also stumbled across one in Shibuya. For all intense and purposes, they’re the same but I’ll … More Tokyo’s standing sushi bars
After about 10 years of wishing and waiting, I’m actually in Japan!! I’m here for 18 days before I fly to Hong Kong and I’m going to hold myself to writing a blog post every day of my trip because, let’s be honest, I’m terrible at writing posts in good time. A short and sweet … More I’m in Tokyo! Day 1 thoughts on Japan
Well hello there. Long time no blog. Fear not, I have plenty of new content coming. Let’s get started with Barcelona which I visited earlier this summer. A disclaimer before I begin: I’m a big foodie. I like cooking food, looking at food and scoffing food. But I like good food. Some people eat to … More 5 of Barcelona’s best tapas bars
After a jam-packed week in Singapore, it’s time for a wrap-up post. This is my seventh post in my ‘Can I live here?’ experiment. (Check out my previous wrap-up posts here). After six collective weeks in China, Taiwan and Malaysia, let’s see how Singapore compared! Despite being the penultimate country/city on my list, Singapore was actually … More Singapore wrap-up: Can I live here?
When you’re in a foreign country or new city there are two types of things to do: the stereotypical tourist things and off the beaten track things. I think we’d all be lying if we said finding exciting things off the beaten track (ie: probably not in Trip Adviser’s top 10 ‘Things to Do’) is … More The quintessential Singapore experience: Singapore Slings at Raffles
If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll know I’m a city-addict who’s obsessed with chasing sky-high views of these urban jungles, especially at night. (Brownie points if it’s an outdoor viewing spot – shoutout to Taipei, Shanghai and Hong Kong). Singapore was no exception and I was delighted to find out … More Singapore: Free sky-high city views at ION Orchard