6 Ways to Discover Tainan in a Day

Compared to the frenetic pull of Taipei’s energy, Tainan’s tranquility makes its old world elegance impossibly hard to ignore. Life is extraordinarily slow-paced here, and as the oldest city and former capital of the country, this often-overlooked world-of-its-own is proving to be every bit the microcosm of its land. From the lure of its imperial history…

Wild Ideas with Love & Logic

I’ve harboured the craziest idea of checking in at all thirteen states of Malaysia for the longest time. I figured it makes sense to know your neighbour and know her well. But, the thing about braving a crazy idea is that it needs a lot of push to overcome that initial bit of hesitation-lag. A…

Taichung In 9 Stops

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you can spend one month in every major city in Taiwan, and still feel like you need more time. Such is the woes of a traveller who finds himself/herself in a country as ravishingly blessed as this, where breathtaking nature is backed by dynamic cosmopolitan living…

5 Different Shopping Adventures to Uncover in Taipei

There are few more evocative experiences than shopping in Taipei. From the bargain hunting troughs of Wu Fen Pu to the peak of luxury shopping at Taiwan 101, it seems like when you’re in this city, when it comes to shopping, all you need to do is think, and there it’ll be. It is, after…

Random Notes From A Taiwanese Adventure

So here’s my slightly idealistic plans to jot down more snippets from my 2 weeks in Taiwan because if I leave it too long I might never get around to it at all: 1. There are not enough bins in the country. 2. And strangely, there is almost zero litter which, considering the amount of…

Shadows of Khoo Tsu Song Mansion

Taiwan has been such a magnificent explosion to the senses so far. As trodden and toured as this part of East Asia is, somehow, everything still feels so wildly authentic to me. Every day is just packed to the brim with new streets to explore, new food to discover, new people to meet. I hate chatting…

Scattered Seconds

It does not escape me that a lot of my mental fluff posts revolve around the fact that time is passing way too quickly but, really, how did we get here so soon? October ? Really? Wasn’t it just 2018 yesterday? And now, in a blink and a hop, it’s October. Which is near the start…

Lehitkalev

/ everest base camp trek, nepal – 2013 / lehitkalev: literally, to ‘dog it’. to put up with a lower standard of uncomfortable conditions of living or travel. i can’t put a finger on the exact moment the fear started setting in. i suppose it doesn’t so much as ‘happen‘, than it just slowly, quietly,…

Life Without A Compass

In some ways, it can be said that it took close to a decade of pursuit, to finally crack the code on my own travelling unicorn. When I first traipsed into the world of exploring on my own, I was utterly convinced that the only way to see a country, was to check off every…

Technicoloured Dreams In Hong Kong: A Photo Journal

There are few more polarizing destinations than Hong Kong. To some people, it’s cosmopolitan, vibrant, and fast-paced; and to others, it can sometimes come across as traditional, antiquated, and somewhat dishevelled. Personally, I found Hong Kong dizzying; a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the country forward with such pulsating energy. Coming…

If You’re Going to Recycle Wrongly, Don’t Recycle At All.

I’ve been sitting on a video from Trevor Noah for some time now because, one, in all honesty, I actually kind of forgot about it, and; two, it randomly popped into my head one day when I finally had the good mind to start actively recycling the plastic bottles I consume. Because I drink at…