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

More to Matsumoto

On the 5th and final valid day of our Alpine-Takayama-Matsumoto Area Tourist Pass, we made a quick day trip to Matsumoto (松本) primarily to see the famous Matsumoto Castle (松本城). Notwithstanding, while a… Continue reading

That Magnificent ‘Crow Castle’

Castles in Japan are tourist magnets, akin to churches for Italy and fjords for Norway. Think Osaka Castle (大阪城), Nagoya Castle (名古屋城), Himeji Castle (姫路城)… and I think you’d get the drift. While not… Continue reading

NBH-021 Great Buddha of Kamakura

Great Buddha of Kamakura is another of my favourite nanoblock design, although it took us years before we finally made this day trip out of our numerous visits to Tokyo. The real bronze… Continue reading

The Vacay with BFFs D2: Jeju Scenery

Early in the morning, while still all sleepy-eyed, we set off for Sunrise Peak 성산일출붕 [GPS: 783-0959], around 4.45am. Sunrise was predicted to be at 6.52am that day so I drove like a… Continue reading

The Vacay with BFFs D1: To Jeju!

I’m celebrating a milestone birthday this year together with my friends from school. Several, I still keep in close and constant contact with, despite it having been close to three decades since we… Continue reading

NBH-030 Torre di Pisa

Another nanoblock design for a wildly famous and popular tourist attraction in Italy. We visited the Leaning Tower of Pisa located at the Piazza dei Miracoli during our honeymoon but couldn’t fit it into our… Continue reading

NBH-092 Venezia

Venice goes down as one of our fondest destinations in the world, and I have been waiting with bated breath for Kawada to release their nanoblock design of this water city. Have to admit… Continue reading

The Abbey Library and More

I love reading and, by extension, books and libraries likewise rank high on my ‘Nice‘ list. While nailing down finer details for this trip, a fortuitous encounter with an online article about the most beautiful… Continue reading

Of Vineyards and Medieval Riquewihr

A last minute decision to arrange a half-day private tour to see more of the Alsace Wine Route turned out to be one of the best decisions we’ve made on this trip (although… Continue reading

The Jewel of Alsace

That’s what I felt, anyway. That Colmar is the jewel in the crown that is Alsace. Incidentally it is also widely considered to be the capital of Alsatian wine region and plays host to… Continue reading

The EU Capital

One of the four, that is. I only learnt, very recently, that the EU has 4 capitals, and that Strasbourg is one of them. The others include Frankfurt, Brussels and Luxembourg. What a… Continue reading

Strasbourg by Night: A Photo Gallery

Having spent three nights in Strasbourg, we were presented with countless excellent opportunities to walk about the city in any manner we wished, and take some truly incredible (in my humble opinion) night pictures. There… Continue reading

Basel, the Crossroad of Three Countries

Basel isn’t commonly heard of – at least not in this part of the world – yet hardly a nondescript, insignificant city, it being the third most populous in Switzerland, after Zurich and Geneva.… Continue reading

10 Things about Liechtenstein

The Principality of Liechtenstein has a customs and monetary union with Switzerland, maintaining no official border with the Swiss and also uses Swiss Franc as its official currency. It is one of the only… Continue reading

Liechtenstein? Checked.

Shallow as it sounds, ’tis the only reason why Vaduz was included in this trip – to check an item off my personal bucket list, and to increase the number count of countries… Continue reading

Hallstatt, the one in Austria

You’d know this village is a big deal when the other nation known for its thriving counterfeit culture has spared no cost or effort to ‘clone’ it in its entirety, right down to the littlest… Continue reading

Food and Music: Feels like Heaven

[22-27 Dec 2015] Vienna is first and foremost known for 2 ubiquitous icons: Mozart and Sachertorte. While Vienna is not Mozart’s birthplace, it played a very important role during his formative years as a… Continue reading

Beauty on the Danube

[26 Dec 2015] And that would be the official nickname of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a country that only came about in 1993 after the Velvet Divorce. Thanks to this day trip,… Continue reading

The 15th on our 5555th – A Review on Steirereck

We celebrated the 5,555th day of our dating anniversary in style, by having lunch at Steirereck im Stadtpark, a two Michelin starred and World’s 15th Best restaurant at the point of writing this blog post. Being… Continue reading

Of Wien and Its Christmas Markets

Bidding Munich farewell, we boarded the Railjet bound for Vienna shortly after noon. This trip, we decided to spend our money on travelling well i.e. favouring first class on trains whenever possible. It… Continue reading

Hello Again, Munchen!

We first explored Munich, amongst other destinations in Bavaria and beyond, during our last trip to Europe. That I would end up loving Munich so much was something I did not see coming.… Continue reading

Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, Revisited

A vacation of several firsts this was – our first driving trip, the first trip the mister took to planning entirely on his own, and the first time an itinerary was drawn up based on… Continue reading

Why Travel?

At some point in any wanderlust bug-bitten traveller’s traipsing life, this dreadfully difficult question is bound to surface – Why on earth do you travel so much? I have been thinking much about this… Continue reading