Travel Anecdotes – Seminyak Snapshot

Seminyak is not one of my ultimate favourite spots in Bali but it’s a semi rites-of-passage visit that I somehow feel compelled to arrange for newcomers to Bali. I lump it in the ‘party heaven’ category, beloved by tribes from the Southern Hemisphere and if that is your type of adventure then by all means, […]

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Travel Anecdotes – Siem Reap & Phnom Penh

Throwaway descriptions of Cambodia often include ‘Angkor Wat’ ‘Genocide Museum’ and ‘Beautiful People’ and I am no exception. We went there for an extended weekend and were told that we would be mystified by the people and the ambiance. Sure enough once I got into a taxi to head for the hotel, I felt pushed […]

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Travel Anecdotes -12 Days of Riviera Beauty

  French Summer, 2017 For us, Cote d’Azur was ravishing in every way. I had always, always wanted to go but never wanted to attempt it as a student because well… it’s the kind of place you want to stroll around romantically with your life partner, no? When you feel more of a grown up, […]

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Travel Anecdotes – Chiang Mai Charm

The Lanna Kingdom is our favourite place in Thailand. It’s what I would describe a Thai version of Ubud + Luang Prabang – an artisan temple town, set on a hilly terrain with much to see and do as you stroll around an old town and within a serene atmosphere. As is always the case […]

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Travel Anecdotes – Shanghai Surprise

Shanghai was the first city I visited in the mainland of People’s Republic of China and I was completely disarmed by her. Many have told me that Shanghai isn’t perhaps the most accurate reflection of China so I guess I will need to explore other parts of this vast country to understand her better. For […]

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Travel Anecdotes – A week in Montparnasse

I usually enjoy Paris only for a few days at any given time, so for me, she is always the quintessential ingenue. Flawed but too dreamy to truly offend. 2017 was our Francophile month over the summer. We had gone to attend a lovely friend’s (and somewhat neighbour presently!) wedding in the South of France […]

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Travel Anecdotes-Luang Prabang Loveliness

It’s trite to love this UNESCO heritage town so much but I guess cliches come from some kernel of truth or at least a repeated sentiment by a collection of observers. For me, it’s definitely my favourite town in the Indo-China strip. It doesn’t have the breathtaking silhouette of Siem Reap’s Angkor Wat or the […]

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Travel Anecdotes – Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

My friend A. was thrilled by some of the virginal beaches of the Philippines she had recently visited, so she asked me if we could replicate that experience in Bali. Well I didn’t want to disappoint her as I knew that this was probably not going to happen to the places that we were going […]

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Travel Anecdotes – Our Villa in Jimbaran Bay

As I mentioned in my first post under this category, I will try to get Bali ‘out of the way’ first because this is the island that I have the most ‘data’ on in my laptop. Other places that I’d like to share of will require a little bit more time in terms of collecting […]

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Travel Anecdotes – Angsana Lang Co

I was first introduced to the Angsana brand in the Maldives and was really impressed. It’s the younger sister to Banyan Tree so think what Miu Miu is to Prada or what DKNY is to Donna Karan – affordable luxe. When we were planning to go for our end of year retreat ┬áto Vietnam in […]

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Travel Anecdotes – Mougins

My friends from London and I landed up in Mougins last summer somewhat by accident. We had planned a reunion in the South of France a full one year before it actually happened and the outcome is a perfect example of the old saying ‘humans plan, but God decides’. By January 2017, we booked a […]

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Travel Anecdotes – Our Villa in Candidasa

I need to start this post by explaining that this review of Candidasa will be more about the villa we stayed at than the actual town. This is because by the time we came to Candidasa, we did not want to do much but relax indoors and take in the breathtaking view from the villa […]

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Travel Anecdotes – Ubud

    I’m starting this category with Bali although I know it’s a place that is totally overdone in every possible way. Most visited, most blogged, most reviewed, most exploited, most — fill in the blank. The thing is, it’s one of those places that I have the most record of in my laptop as […]

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