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…

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…

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…

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…

Photo Diary: Pattering Around Patan

Despite a 30-day visa and a 28-day yoga teacher training course (which you can read about here), I still managed to visit Patan, the neighbouring city to Kathmandu, across the river. After venturing around Thamel, really just a clash of bodies (locals and tourists alike), in Kathmandu, Patan was a literal breath of fresh air…

Tips and Tricks: How Backpacking Can Change Your Life

It may sound cliche but I have to agree that travelling can change your life – and now I have to admit that after returning from my three month solo backpacking journey around Southeast Asia I don’t feel the same, and definitely don’t see the same. Naturally, as is the human condition, I evolved – embracing…

Travel Itinerary: Costs of Sights and Transport Around Southeast Asia (2018)

Before embarking on my three-month solo backpacking journey around Southeast Asia, I researched the costs of sights, activities, and transport – and when I say researched, I mean too many hours sitting before a laptop scrolling through website after website. So guess what? I’m sharing everything I discovered with you, for free, because I know the…

Travel Review: Everything You Need To Know About Wat Pa Tam Wua Forest Monastery

I believe that expanding your consciousness is important for not only personal growth, but also spiritual growth; I even wrote an article on documentaries related to consciousness. So obviously during my three-month solo backpacking journey around Southeast Asia I had to visit a meditation centre. After some research, and tuning into my gut, I decided…

Travel Review: Three Days of Trekking Through Shan State, Myanmar

Whilst researching for activities to do in Myanmar, I discovered Mr Bike Trekking in Hsipaw – infamous for its treehouse, made entirely from scratch by the owner, and staff, of the company. Of course, I was immediately sold despite the fact that the trek inclusive of the treehouse lasted three days… I’ve never embarked on…