A Day Trip to Macau | Explore Macau

A Day Trip to Macau | Explore Macau

Since we were back in Hong Kong, my friend Briana and I decided to take advantage of the close proximity to Macau. It is another Chinese territory and we didn’t need a visa to visit so we thought it was the perfect spot for a day trip. We went back to the pier, this time in search of a ferry to take us to Macau. Once we arrived we took one of the free shuttles hotels offer.

Hello Again Hong Kong | Explore Hong Kong

Hello Again Hong Kong | Explore Hong Kong

It’s the city I never get tired of coming back too. One of my favourite places I have been and I decided to visit it once again before I left Asia for home. After spending a few days on Cheung Chau island, my friend and I headed to the vibrant city centre for some urban vibes and a chance to revisit our favourite spots we found the last time we were here. Our first stop was to an ice cream…

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Book Chat: A Hundred and One Days By Åsne Seierstad

Book Chat: A Hundred and One Days By Åsne Seierstad

Åsne Seierstad is one of my favourite authors and one of my favourite people. I have never met her but her life is fascinating to me and I have read three of her books now and have really enjoyed them all. I wrote posts on the other two books: With Their Backs to the World and The Bookseller of Kabul. When I saw this one about Baghdad I got so excited (you know me and the Middle East)!

An Island Vacation on Cheung Chau | Explore Hong Kong

An Island Vacation on Cheung Chau | Explore Hong Kong

While living in Korea, our hagwon offered two vacations periods. One in the winter and one in the summer. For our summer vacation my friend and I were trying to decide where we would go for 5 days. At first we were looking into the Philippines, but the flights were too expensive and we were a little nervous about travelling there with the current political climate. We found a round trip to Hong Kong for only $150 and decided to…

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A Weekend in Taipei | Explore Taiwan

A Weekend in Taipei | Explore Taiwan

Living in East Asia you get the luxury of having two New Year celebrations. One on January 1st where the world celebrates a new year, a fresh start and makes some resolutions that may or may not be forgotten about by the beginning of February. Did I make any this year? I can’t remember, I am not really a resolution maker but I was determined to travel more this year and so far that has happened.

Wandering the Streets of Melaka | Explore Malaysia

Wandering the Streets of Melaka | Explore Malaysia

Melaka has some of the most beautiful streets I have ever seen! Walking along the river you get to see the artistic design behind Melaka. It is a town full of colour and expression, whether a unique combination of colours that give you a picasso esque vibe or a beautiful mural depicting part of Malaysian culture.

The Historic UNESCO Town of Melaka | Explore Malaysia

The Historic UNESCO Town of Melaka | Explore Malaysia

I may have mentioned that I studied Islamic history in University and in one of my classes, my professor talked about the migration of Islam to the Malay peninsula and Indonesia. She mentioned this town called Melaka (Malacca) and the Melaka strait, how it was a prime trading post and that it was colonized by the Portuguese and the Dutch.

A Call to Travel by Rumaizah Abu Bakar | Book Chat

A Call to Travel by Rumaizah Abu Bakar | Book Chat

I was in Malaysia and had some time to spend while waiting for a family friend, so I went into a bookstore of course. The bookstore is called Silverfish Books and they advertise as an Indie bookseller and publisher. The bookstore itself is so unique, it has the most interesting collection of books, most of which are by Malaysian or East Asian authors. I really enjoyed walking around and I had several books I wanted to buy. Having only a…

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Jindo Sea Parting Festival | Explore Korea

Jindo Sea Parting Festival | Explore Korea

Korea has festivals all year round for everything from snow crabs to fireflies, from tea to the sea. There is plenty to do and explore in this amazing country. I was fortunate enough to have lived there for two years and got to see so much of the country. I posted last week about visiting the Green Tea Fields in April. Well the day before, Saturday, I was in Jindo, an area in southwestern Korea where a really cool phenomenon…

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