A Glimpse of Spring in South Korea

Spring is one of the best times to travel to South Korea. In Seoul, different flowers adorn the streets. The ginkgo trees lined along the roads and the maple trees surrounding the palaces are simply mesmerizing. It is that time of the year when cherry blossoms burst forth in bloom. Here’s a glimpse of this…

One Laidback Day with the Deer of Nara

Nara is the first permanent capital of Japan which dates back to the year 710. It is bordered by Kyoto to the north and Osaka to the west. It can be accessed by train from both cities for just around an hour. So if you are planning to visit Kansai, consider a day trip to…

Simple Travel Planning Guide for New Travelers

I will not discuss about the tricks of snatching a seat sale, or the secret to having your visa approved. I won’t lecture you on ways to cut your expenses on food, accommodation and transportation. You will probably figure it out yourself better than I am because most of the time I end up spending…

Shine Like The Son

“Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” –Matthew 5:16

Dear Traveler, Why Do You Wander?

Dear Traveler, I bet you are familiar with the likes of Reasons-Why-You-Should-Travel, Lessons-You-Can-Learn-From-Traveling, or Places-You-Should-Visit-Before-You-Die. On you go with the litany. But really, have you ever once given it a thought, in your own terms, why do you travel? There must be a good reason why. You can always draw inspiration from the stories of…

101 Bikes of Hope: My unforgettable memory of Phnom Penh

Mention Cambodia and Angkor Wat almost immediately comes to mind. Much so when I saw it with my very own eyes, I was blown away. For most travelers, they go to Siem Reap for temple hopping, food indulgence, cultural immersion and or drinking the night away in Pub Street. It is a rather inviting tourist…

How I Travelled to 4 Cities in Japan for 7 Days

I have been receiving a lot of questions about our 7-day trip to four cities in Japan last 2015 and fellow travelers frequently ask how I squeezed four cities into our itinerary. It is not as complicated as you may think. With Japan’s very efficient transportation networks, going around can, in fact, become a delight….

How Travel Is Changing Me

Nobody else can discover the world for you but yourself. Go see. Then tell your own stories. –Wanders of Eve

Visiting Siem Reap? Come Stay at Khmere Maison D’ Angkor

Whenever I travel, I want to immerse myself in the culture of other countries so as much as possible, I prefer to stay in accommodations that reflect their traditional homes. I already stayed in a ryokan (dyokan) in Nara, Japan last year. It was a minimalist room with woven straw flooring. And I felt like…