Tag: Nature

Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

Majestic Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi

This post about our trip to Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi has been such a long time coming. It’s been a year now since I was there. As memorable as the…


Shirakawago: Rural Japan

We made a brief two-hour stop at Shirakawago en route to Kanazawa from Takayama. While we wanted to maximize our JR Pass, the place is not accessible by…

Geisha in Gion

Kyoto: Of Geishas, Maikos and Matsuris

Kyoto was probably the city I was looking forward to the most on my Japan trip. I’d heard endless stories from fellow travellers about how Kyoto is the…

A weekend in Phuket

Weekend in Phuket

I have so much more to write about my Japan trip but I’ll skip to my short weekend in Phuket last month first. It was my third time in Phuket….

Miyajima: Itsukushima Shrine's Torii Gate

Miyajima: The Ryokan Experience

I read before that Miyajima could be done as a day trip combined with Hiroshima. While that may be true, I am just so glad that I decided…

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

My trip from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang may have been a nightmare because of the ridiculously cold weather and incessantly winding roads, but I just love that…

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

When you reach Vang Vieng by land from Vientiane or Luang Prabang, you see yourself on a defunct air strip where dogs run about freely and kids play…

El Nido: View from Islandfront Cottages

Gorgeous seas of El Nido

Boracay has been labelled by many as one of the top beach destinations in Asia. I haven’t been there yet but from what I hear, it is a…

Weekend in Koh Samet

Weekend in Koh Samet

Bangkok is a great place but sometimes it gets overwhelming with all the hustle and bustle. If you want a cheap, quick and easy get-away, then a weekend…

Golden rock on Mount Kyaiktiyo

The Golden Rock on Mount Kyaiktiyo

The golden rock is the reason why people make the journey to Kyaiktiyo in Myanmar. It is the second most sacred site after Shwedagon Paya. Getting there is not a…

Inle lake fisherman

Serene Inle Lake

Inle Lake is probably the highlight of my trip to Myanmar. It was literally a breath of fresh air after braving the dusty roads of Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan. Two years…


Bagan temples

If you’ve always marvelled at photos of Bagan in Burma / Myanmar with its endless layers of stupas, I can tell you the feeling is enhanced a hundred…