Charmed by Naejangsan National Park

[2018.11.10] Without a doubt, Naejangsan National Park must be one of the most incredible places to see Fall colours in its full splendour in South Korea. Located in North Jeolla province, Naejangsan (literally… Continue reading

Kagawa and its Gem, Ritsurin Garden

[2018.04.01] We took a break from the pilgrimmage circuit on our 3rd day to drive out to the neighbouring prefecture north-west of Tokushima, Kagawa 香川. It was a decision that did not sit… Continue reading

Shikoku Henro by Car I: Temples 09 – 16

[2018.03.30-2018.03.31] With little effort, we managed to complete 11 temples on the first day, of which 8 were covered in the previous post. Under usual circumstances, we would have wanted to visit the… Continue reading

Shikoku Henro by Car I: Temples 01 – 08

[2018.03.30] After a good night’s rest, we were ready to embark on this unique spiritual journey. As a general rule of thumb, the temple stamp offices 納経所 operate from 0700hrs to 1700hrs daily.… Continue reading

Sakura Season in Tokushima: A Photo Gallery

Here is a compilation of sakura we saw in Tokushima as we visited the 23 temples on the Shikoku Henro. We were very fortunate to have been in the prefecture when sakura was… Continue reading

Prelude: The Shikoku Henro by Car, in IV Parts

Being homebodies, one of our favourite past-time at home involves travelling of another kind – watching travel programmes on the TV. Quite by chance a decade ago, this favourite Taiwanese travel programme of… Continue reading

10 Things about Iceland

Iceland is an island nation located in North Atlantic Ocean, between Europe and North America continents. It is considered to be part of Europe. The local currency is Icelandic króna (ISK) and is… Continue reading

Journey to the West (of Iceland)

[2017.11.01] During my extensive research for this epic road trip of ours, it struck me how most of the Icelandic road trips shared online preferred to explore the Golden Circle in an anticlockwise… Continue reading

My Inexplicably Strange Encounter in Fátima

[2006.05.04] Our schedule started early in the day, as typical of most guided tours. It didn’t matter that I was sufficiently under the weather to have taken a slow day, or skipped some… Continue reading

A Technophile on Vacation

What’s a technophile? Think along the line of the more common bibliophile and you might get an idea. The mister and I are both technophiles in our own right. We were early adopters… Continue reading

Penultimate – A Photo Essay

 7 months after my emergency splenectomy procedure, my cancer has finally spread. I now have more bad than good days. I was still happy to wake up every morning, and loved the attention everyone showered… Continue reading

NBH-123 Marina Bay Sands

Finally, I landed my hands on this nanoblock design. It was released months ago, yet strangely enough I couldn’t find it anywhere at my usual haunts (to purchase Kawada Nanoblock). I wonder if… Continue reading

Epilogue – 2016 Autumn Romance in S. Korea

This was a trip that almost never came to fruition. What was meant to be a quick-dash-and-return solo trip (for me) ended up a vacation for the both of us because the stars… Continue reading

Hort Park, the Gardeners’ Paradise

Ahead of Paris hitting a major milestone (6 months post-splenectomy!) we had set aside a couple of days to bring her out for some fun in a new park. December is monsoon season… Continue reading

A Compedium of Seoul, As We Know It

[03 Nov 2016] It was our last day in Korea and we were back in Seoul. According to plan, we were supposed to proceed to N Seoul Tower N 서울타워 to view the… Continue reading

Jeju, the Island of Gods D3

[02 Nov 2016] This is our third and final day in Jeju, and we didn’t even have a full day since our flight back to Seoul was schedule in the late evening. To… Continue reading

Jeju, the Island of Gods D2: Outdoors

[01 Nov 2016] We were done with the indoor activities slightly after noon, and headed out for one of the waterfalls located at Seogwipo. While I planned for two, the mister decided to cut… Continue reading

NBH-108 Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari in Kyoto is famous for one signature sight – seemingly neverending rows of Torii that counts in the thousands. This shrine is perhaps one of the top 3 most-photographed spots in… Continue reading

Jeju, the Island of Gods D2: Indoors

[01 Nov 2016] The only full day we had in Jeju, and I had a lot of sightseeing packed for the day. It was a good start when we saw how good the weather… Continue reading

Jeju, the Island of Gods D1

[31 Oct 2016] How is it even possible that after at least 10 visits to South Korea, that the mister has never been to Jeju 제주도? Oh my, that’s like a blasphemy to… Continue reading

Of Chinese and Japanese Gardens

Towards the western end of Singapore lies two very beautiful parks that I’ve visited like, three times in my entire life. While Singapore is not considered large by any measure, I’ve always lived… Continue reading

10 Things about South Korea

Republic of Korea (also more commonly known as South Korea) is a sovereign state located south of the 38th Parallel in East Asia. Seoul, official known as Seoul Special City, is also the… Continue reading

The Astounding ‘Park in the Sky’

[30 Oct 2016] The discovery of such a beautiful place in Seoul almost didn’t happen. While it was planned for, I had other prior commitment that might run late so this was a… Continue reading

Of Traipsing Korean Palaces

[28 Oct 2016] Years ago, we went to South Korea for our mini honeymoon, during which we must have visited many of the palaces. But I don’t remember much, with it being more… Continue reading

Of Gyeongbokgung Palace by Night

[27 Oct 2016] It was by chance that I discovered about this special night event at Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁) , one of the five main palaces situated in Seoul and the largest. As our… Continue reading

The Enchanting Nami Island

[27 Oct 2016] It was a side trip we talked and talked (to death, actually) of making for several trips now, yet it never materialised till this autumn. The location in question is Nami… Continue reading

The Quintessential Beach Park

Mention East Coast Park (ECP), the largest park and a beach park almost 15km long built entirely on reclaimed land located to the south-eastern part of Singapore, and it will trigger beautiful memories… Continue reading

Singapore’s 1st UNESCO Heritage Site

In 2015, Singapore’s very own Botanic Gardens was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I remember beaming with pride as I read the news because I have such fond memories of the… Continue reading

This is Home, Truly

And home is where the heart is. Singapore has recently been plagued by weeks of unceasing wet weather. This, combined with Paris’ increasing lack of stamina and us letting the busyness of everyday… Continue reading

Reservoir in the Heart of the City

* While we love travelling, in particular to Europe and Japan, our beloved home country has much to offer too. This is the first of a series of posts we’re intending to share on… Continue reading