Surviving Language Barriers with your Wits

When you travel to a foreign country, you can certainly expect to encounter language barriers. Or you just try to wing it and try to make your way through using sign language or basic English. So what happens when you encounter no favourable conditions? Well, you survive by whatever means you possibly can. For me,…

Chasing after my Plane Ride

It played out like a drama scene. That nail-biting feeling you get that keeps you at the edge of your seat waiting to find out the ending. We knew we had made a mistake and miscalculated the time required to travel to the airport for our flight back home. We were hoping that it will…

Survival Tips for Travelling with Friends

We missed our flight on our first overseas trip together. That was our first test of friendship. She passed with flying colors and till date, I consider her my best travel companion. I was fortunate to have found a good travel friend in her. My friend, however, was recounting her frustrations to me recently about…

No Monkey Business Please!

The moment you realise you have been outwitted, outran and outnumbered. It was very easy to get lost in the moment. White, sandy beach. Gorgeous clear waters, I could hardly believe this was in Malaysia. I was near Langkawi, enjoying the awesome beach and being lulled by the beautiful surroundings into my happy place. We…

Essential Places to Visit in Singapore

I often get asked by friends visiting for the first time on places to visit in Singapore. Well, there are so many things that I can list down that it’s hard for me to narrow down. However, knowing that they only have a few days here, I have listed down my recommended places to visit…

Sick while Traveling Alone

On account that I have been sick for the past few days, I thought that it was quite appropriate to put this up. And well, because I am a bit tired from coughing my lungs out so this is to distract me from being cranky and doped up with medicine. I have been pretty fortunate…

Solo Travel is not always Lonely

Surrounded by more than 10 other people on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, I have never felt more awkward and lonely than that 3 hour climb up the bridge. I was alone among couples and families, even the solo travelers had paired up with each other, except for me. I plodded on, determined to…

How to Pack Effectively When You Procrastinate

Procrastinators love to delay. I should know – I am one of them. When it comes to packing for a trip, I find it a chore to go through my stuff and pack. Instead, I procrastinate until the last possible moment before I am forced to do so. Amazingly, I don’t usually forget much, oh…

Be Impulsive – Whenever, Wherever

So yesterday I let my impulse get the better of me. I managed to ride my way over the waters in a swaying cable car, squished sand between my feet, listened to the waves crashing on the beach and survived a hair-raising lift among the treetops on my return back to civilization, all within 3…

10 Travel Tips for the Clueless

1. Rules are meant to be broken. Just don’t get arrested for it or at least found out to be arrested. 2. Make up your own rules. Sensibly of course. No one knows you when you are overseas!! 3. Look out for a rainbow to find the pot of treasures at the end. You’ll learn…