Category: Travel

Having another birthday in your thirties, isn’t that bad, is it? Here is my list of benefits of being a 30-something in 2018, in no particular order. We don’t have to slum it while travelling overseas anymore. No more hostels. …

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Have you ever heard someone say ‘let’s have a normal amount of perspective’ or ‘let’s look at the bigger picture’? I have, many times, and I now try not to cringe every time I hear that, in response to just …

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It’s really difficult to understand how it can take 30 minutes to write a post today, and how on other days, I don’t have any inclination to write anything at all. But with my current novel as close to ‘complete’ as it has …

Inspirational journeys Read More »

I have been travelling for work a bit more lately and as a result, I have also been relying on restaurants for meals. In the early years, I wouldn’t really go to a restaurant unless I was with another colleague …

Flying solo Read More »

Here are my current top 10 travel tips (in no particular order): Fork out the extra cash to buy a flexible airline ticket. You’ll wish you had if you’re stuck in an airport four hours before your flight. Put enough …

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Have I ever told you about my first encounter with a Champagne house? It was in March 2010 and we were walking from the Reims train station to Pommery. After about 40 minutes, we reached the halfway mark and as …

Do first impressions always last? Read More »

For the last five days, I have had the privilege of attending an accelerated learning course, specifically designed for Gen Y (and X) managers, at one of the most prestigious business schools in Australia. I remember thinking, as soon as …

Back to school Read More »

Earlier this week, I spent two nights on a junk in Halong Bay – Vietnam. I was a little nervous, to say the least, to board the one year old vessel of roughly 29 meters in length and seven meters wide, …

Staying on a Vietnamese junk Read More »

Two weeks ago, I turned 30 – Boo. I don’t know why exactly I wrote ‘boo’, it just so happened that I could not have had a better day if I tried, having spent it in Ho Chi Minh City. …

Exotic words and places Read More »

The first thought that usually enters my mind after I board a domestic plane, especially if I’m travelling alone on a work trip and sitting in the aisle seat is: I hope there’s a free seat next to me. I …

A glimpse of domestic travel Read More »