​London – my exps and mems

I’ve been to London 5 or 6 times, but can never remember exactly where I stayed, or what I did. Ok, perhaps my attention span is really limited, and most times I was there for a specific reason, like work or wedding or visiting a friend. Which is one great way to know places: un-touristing….

Verona: 3 Buon Giornos!

Verona! Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet immortalized this city as the romantic epicenter of the world, and Juliet’s balcony attracts tourists from all over, hoping for a glimpse of the most famous love story ever. Many take a day trip from its famous neighbor, Venice, but I challenge you to do the opposite. Out with the…

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…

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…