Top Six: My Favourite Contributions As A Freelance Writer

Covid-19 has forced people around the world to remain indoors for prolonged periods and this physical retreat inwards naturally leads into a mental/ emotional/ spiritual retreat inwards. While I have much to share in relation to the lessons I learned during my quarantined contemplations, I’ll save that for another article. In this article, I’m highlighting…

Top Three: My Favourite (Easy) Vegan and Gluten-free Recipes

Living with a family that is not vegan or gluten-free equates into endless questions about my diet – such as, Why can’t you eat this? What can you eat? Why is cooking for you so hard? And on and on and on, particularly when the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia initially started and we…

Travel Review: Samosir Island in Lake Toba

Lake Toba was everything I expected and more but finding information on Lake Toba was not at all what I expected. Luckily for you, I will be sharing basic information on: Samosir Island in Lake Toba How To Get There: Fly to Silangit Airport and from Silangit Airport, head towards Tiga Raja Harbour in Parapat…

Food Review: Druga Violina (Second Violin)

Here is a fluff free review of Druga Violina, Ljubljana: Notable Mentions: Pumpkin Seed Oil Drizzled On Anything Overall Flavours: Good Staff Efficiency: Good Ambiance: Average – despite its simple interiors, the restuarant still exudes warmth  Pricing: Cheap (EUR 0 – EUR 25)  Tips: Make a reservation as low prices attract crowds Additional Information: Druga Violina is the cheapest…

Photo Diary: Seeing Surreal Slovenia

Whilst backpacking solo through Europe, I randomly chose to visit Slovenia – specifically Ljubljana and Bled as I was short on time. Upon arriving in Ljubljana, I was pleasantly surprised as I was unaware of the Austrian influence which has contributed, mainly, to the architecture style and taste of food. I also really appreciated how compact…

Food Review: Trattoria Za Za

Here is a fluff free review of Trattoria Za Za, Florence: Notable Mentions: White Tuscan Beans (Seasoned with Tomato, Sage, Garlic, Olive Oil, Salt, and Pepper) Overall Flavours: Excellent Staff Efficiency: Good Ambiance: Good – as is the case with Florentine restaurants, despite appearing small from the exterior, the interior is expansive; the furnishing was typically Italian with Renaissance…

Travel Review: Hiking Cinque Terre

For some reason, I was intuitively compelled to visit Cinque Terre in Italy, which translates into ‘five lands’ in reference to the five coastal villages situated within that area of Liguria. As I enjoy hiking, I also wanted to visit as to hike from one quaint village to another. In this post, I will be…

Food Review: Vegan Junk Food Bar (VJFB)

Here is a fluff free review of Vegan Junk Food Bar, Amsterdam: Notable Mentions: Bitterballs Tasting Platter Overall Flavours: Excellent Staff Efficiency: Good Ambiance: Good – a hipsters dream basically: bright colours, neon signs, a hint of tropical plants, and trendy music  Pricing: Cheap (EUR 0 – EUR 25)  Tips: There are several outlets so find a VJFB nearest…

Travel Review: Exploring Remote Pulau Kapas

If you’re a local in Malaysia then you would have heard about infamous Pulau Perhentian in Terengganu at some point or the other. However, that state is home to another breathtakingly beautiful beach destination known as Pulau Kapas. In fact, the island is actually closer to Kuala Lumpur than Pulau Perhentian yet has remained under…