Beijing bites: the Great Wall

Spontaneous trips for Indian citizens are pretty much out of the question due to visa formalities, but that was pretty much what this trip was. Gotta love Malaysian Airlines promotions – we bought our tickets before even having a look to see whether Beijing was worth the trip. Beijing is a six-hour flight from Kuala…

Tokyo travels: the initial stages

2013 was a busy year. So much was happening that when one day in March, when I randomly scrolled through my firm’s calendar for August and saw three days of public holidays in a row, I told myself ‘that’s it. Holiday. Book. Now.’ A quick scan of Air Asia told me what I needed to…

Weekly photo challenge: Selfie

What’s a selfie exactly? A photo of yourself, that much can be gleaned from the the word itself. But who takes the photo? If you act as a model for a photographer, does it count as a selfie? Or do you have to control the camera yet be in front of the lens at the…

Exploring the Borneo Islands: Sabah

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah’s largest city and also it’s capital, is just a two-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur, and is easily accessible by several low-cost airlines like AirAsia, FireFly and Malindo Air. If you’re like me and need variety to hold off the boredom, then this is the place to visit, as you can combine different…

Weekly travel theme: Wood

Ailsa’s weekly travel challenge this week is ‘wood’ – and as soon as I saw it I realised I had the perfect photo! The picture below was taken in Cambodia (why am I featuring Cambodia in all my weekly challenges?!) and the tree is over 300 years old. Amazing the way it has grown around…

Sabah in 6 days: a glimpse

The Borneo Islands are made up of Sabah, Sarawak (East Malaysia), Brunei and Kalimantan (Indonesia). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah’s largest city and also it’s capital, is just a two-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur, and this city has literally something for everyone. Adventure lovers can try conquering Mt. Kinabalu, beach lovers can choose to relax in an…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

The best way to start off a travel blog? Through a photo of course 🙂 My enthusiasm and passion for traveling comes from my parents, who make it a point to ensure that we have at least one family holiday together every year. Thanks to them, at the age of 23 I’ve been to 25…