Ramen in Japan

Ramen…  one of my favorite Japanese foods… I am certainly not an expert in the topic, but I am definitely a fan. Maybe even a little obsessed! Its a very popular dish, normally a broth that can be made from pork, chicken, fish… together with noodles.  These vary in thickness and texture dependent on the…

A visit to Hanoi – hectic and fun!

In March 2015, my mom came to visit us in Singapore.  We had a fantastic time here, and got a chance to show her what our life is like.  As part of her visit, we planned a visit to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.  Our previous experience in the country (Ho Chi Minh) convinced us this…

Bhutan (part 1): Land of the Thunder Dragon

In this post, we will tell you a bit about the place and what it took to get there, with a subsequent post on the places themselves. — Bhutan… we had been eyeing this remote Himalayan Kingdom for over a year, and actually planning the trip for over 8 months… This is one remote place!…

Two nights in Bangkok

The post below was written when we were coming back from Bangkok in January 2015, but only managed to post it now. Hope you enjoy! ———- We have just come back from spending a long weekend in Bangkok, and we really enjoyed it! It was an easy and short trip from Singapore, so we set…

Kyoto: the ancient capital

Kyoto is a difficult post to write…  This is such a beautiful and magical place, with so many places to go to and see, that it might become the longest post ever!!  At any rate, this is one place you can not miss! We travelled to Kyoto from Kobe, after our work was finished, and…

Tokyo – Awesome/Crazy city

We are finally catching up to finish writing about our Japan experience…  two big ones are missing, Tokyo, in this post, and Kyoto to come shortly… We got a chance to visit Tokyo twice during our stay in Japan.  We spent one weekend there with a few of our friends who were visiting Japan, Annmarie,…

China

This is a very late post but I didn’t want to leave my visit to China unrecorded 🙂 I had to work in Shanghai and Beijing so I took advantage to do a little sightseeing during those days but at the end of the work trip I was able to tag along my dear friends’…