Welcome to Reality

Pick up your phone and scroll through your Instagram feed. I bet there’s one travel photo there, an OOTD snapped in front of a gorgeous landscape or some shot of food all laid out on a wooden table. There’s this friend of yours frolicking in Santorini and another surfing the waves in Baler. Everyone seems…

Travel Guide to Penang

Penang is one of the most exciting destinations I’ve been to, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its food, street art and old world influences. Here are some of my travel tips based on my trip earlier this year:

Follow Your Bliss

I was met with two kinds of reaction when I quit my three and a half year PR career. The first one was enthusiasm. I got this from family and friends, who for so long, had been on the receiving end of my meltdowns and breakdowns. They understood why I wanted to leave, despite moving…

The Perfect Stranger

I have to admit, I didn’t notice you at first. I was just passing time at the hostel lobby, intent on staying aloof. I didn’t see the point of reaching out to anyone when I had six hours left in the country before I flew home. But there you were, sharing the couch with me…

Travel Guide to Hanoi

Going to Hanoi soon? Here’s a starter kit for one of the liveliest cities I’ve been to!

Flirting with Hong Kong

This is the story of how I, a girl who likes to travel, fell in love with a city she never wanted to visit.

Solo and Not Sorry: 5 Questions Solo Travelers Hear All The Time

For most people, solo travel is such a foreign concept that they can’t wrap their heads around it. You’ll see it in the way their faces drop to surprise, usually followed by some sort of praise that applauds your bravery or followed by a barrage of questions such as:

Travel Guide to Bangkok

Whenever people ask me about the best place to go to for a newbie traveler, my standard reply is this: Bangkok. It’s an inexpensive destination, easy to navigate and full of pleasant surprises – just the kind of stuff you need when you’re still dipping your travel toes wet. So I thought it’s best to…