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,…

Ubud (Bali) with the elephants

For my birthday this year, we organized a visit to Ubud to 'live' with elephants. Korin and Kees came with us and we had an amazing time! Totally recommend the hotel and Ubud. We stayed at Elephant Lodge Park which is of a zoo/ attraction park 2,5 hrs away from Dempasar airport. The drive up…

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’…

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…

Myanmar: country of smiles

Myanmar left a smile in our hearts. Such an amazing country that we will certainly go back to. Of all the wonderful and amazing things we did in Myanmar, the absolute highlight, by far, are the people. Despite years of repression and militar government, everyone we have meet has been immediately willing to give us…

Takayama & Shirakawa-go – Mountain Wonderland

Some people said we were crazy to want to explore some of Japan’s highest mountains during the winter. I must admit it wasn’t by design that we planned the trip this way but other than Kyoto and Tokyo, all the other destinations we went to were indeed on the mountains. Not a difficult task considering…

The One and Only: Fuji- san

It is very hard to pick the highlight of our trip to Japan but seeing Mt. Fuji has to be on the top 3 for sure. Fuji-san for the locals 🙂 I find it so sweet that they refer to it as a person and respect it as they would respect the elderly. Our journey…

Peking Duck

I am almost sure that no other place can beat the Peking Duck from Dadong Roast Duck in Beijing but one can only keep on looking. Being in Singapore, we get access to lots of very good Asian dishes and of course Chinese food is the most spread around. Chinese food can be pretty broad…

Chiang Mai, Thailand – guest post by Carol & Lucas

Carol and Lucas recently went to chiang Mai, Thailand. They have shared their top recommendations with us. We will make it there at some point soon, and will verify it all with our own eyes!! ———— Chiang Mai is one of the main destinations in northern Thailand. To be honest, we decided to go there…

Cambodia/Thailand: beautiful ruins and beaches!

We will be taking a little break from posting about Japan, as we have taken a week off to visit Cambodia and Thailand. Lucas & Carol came from São Paulo last week to visit Singapore, and we planned a little trip with them! They took a few days in Chang Mai (we will ask for…