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Travel recap of the last two years

Travel recap of the last two years

Since my last documented destination, Copenhagen, I have travelled to a few more places but I have not done an extensive trip since then. Why? First, I landed a job that was fun but busy. I never thought I would ever prioritize career over travel […]

Copenhagen: The city of the future

Copenhagen: The city of the future

Denmark is a country I have always wanted to visit but actually knew very little about. Unlike Sweden, I didn’t know very much about its culture, besides its socialist leanings, Soren Kierkegaard, Roskilde, The Raveonettes and Aqua. One other thing I did know about Denmark […]

Stockholm: The city of my dreams

Stockholm: The city of my dreams

I had long dreamed of visiting Sweden. The seeds were sown when I was a teenager and I learned about their social democratic system which resulted in relatively low rates of child poverty, green energy initiatives, great transportation infrastructure and a general high quality of […]

Scotland: Where the warmth meets the cold

Scotland: Where the warmth meets the cold

Although I had some pretty high expectations of Scotland, I was still surprised my how much I loved it there. In many ways, the scenery reminded me of New Zealand: rolling green hills dotted with white sheep, u-shaped valleys and mountains surrounded by a beautiful […]

NYC: Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

NYC: Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

The best thing about NYC is there is no shortage of things to do and it’s very easy to indulge any interests. I love comedy so I really wanted to check out some improv when I went in December. I settled on seeing the Upright […]

Buenos Aires.  Buenissimo!

Buenos Aires. Buenissimo!

Buenos Aires always evoked images of European cool and chic. Images of muggings at knifepoint never occurred, but after my time there, it will be one of the more prominent associations with the city. But, I can say that despite the unpleasant occurrence, I still […]

Oh, Oaxaca!

Oh, Oaxaca!

Of all the places I was planning to visit in Mexico, Oaxaca City was the one I was most interested in seeing. When I was deciding whether to go to Mexico, my friend, who has travelled extensively through Mexico and Central America, asked me what […]

Indonesia – Bali

Indonesia – Bali

Denpasar We arrived here at 9 pm on New Year’s Eve with no accommodation booked. We knew it would be tough to find a room since we had called many hotels earlier to no avail. We walked in the area by the bus station and […]

Viet Nam

Viet Nam

I had some trepidation about visiting Vietnam. I was warned that it would be similar to China in terms of hawking, touts, impatience and aggression, and considering the hard time I had in China, I wasn’t sure about subjecting myself to all that stress again. […]

Back on the North Island

Back on the North Island

After 5 weeks on the South Island, I made it back to the North Island. I stayed in Wellington for another 3 nights. I thought about staying longer but the city lacks any good hostels – in fact, they are downright disgusting. I visited Napier […]