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…

Adventure in Laos

We had our eyes on this trip since we moved to Asia and this last December we finally managed to find the days and company to do it. It required some courage from our dear Mario and Israel to accept doing this “out of the beaten path tour ” but we were happy they accepted…

Penang – Malaysia’s first port of entry to Europeans

Penang is not even a couple of hours away from Singapore by plane so it is a very common destination for people looking for ‘cheap’ food and a little bit of culture. I am sure there is more to see on the island than what we experience but we too decided to focus on food…

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,…

Ho Chi Minh – what a weekend!

Ho Chi Minh, or Saigon for the more romantic, is a busy but friendly city. This is the description that our lovely local guide Tam gave when I asked her. I couldn’t agree more. Saigon in Vietnamese means busy/ dynamic. No, I am joking, but it could well be. From the plane you can already see…