The San Sebastian + Biarritz Combo Trip​

Need an idea for a small Euro trip? Think two countries, two very different experiences, and all with less than 50km apart? That’s the magic of the combo Biarritz, France and San Sebastian, Spain. Plus, attach these two with Paris and Barcelona (fly into one and leave from another), both great memory-refreshers pitstops (assuming that…

Thailand. Party Paradise.

Paradise. Would you trust the opinion of a 33-year-old girl who has been to over 33 countries? When I traveled the world for a year in 2008, Thailand won my heart as one of the best countries I visited on that trip. But more than just sunbathing, I was also brainbaking. Partying hard! We started…

Unique Karma: India

One thing I always enjoyed doing when on a bus is people watching. What are they thinking? Where are they going? How is their life? I had one of these reflection moments while in a van, at a city tour in Mumbai, India. The scene I saw from the window was an almost chaotic city,…

Travel Match​: China X Japan

I finished my world trip in 2008 being unfair to China, saying I wasn’t interested in going back there. It was unreasonable and wrong. However, the complete opposite happened to its archrival Asian country: I absolutely loved Japan! We, on the west, often mistake Chinese for Japanese and vice-versa. Big mistake. Besides the similar facial…

Making up with China

I was unfair to China. Now I see. After I traveled the world in 2008, people would often ask: what’s your least favorite country? I used to say China was a country I wouldn’t urge going back to, but now I recognize its value and would actually love to visit it again. Tobogganing down the…