Within the Souks of Marrakech

Day 1 of Morocco: From Birmingham, I took a bus down to London with my beau, grabbing the cheapest available options/timing. It’s a wonder how easyBus isn’t as popular; I guess megabus and National Express have been the oligopolies of the UK bus market so much so that everyone just stuck to these two options….

Still in Love with Florence

Of all the places I’ve been to, Florence is definitely one of my top favourite cities. I love the peacefulness of the city, strangely with a sense of warmth, and the beautiful scenery the Tuscan region and river offers. Easter 2014, as my birthday present, my parents funded for my 10-day trip to Italy. Together with my group of friends,…

Austria Part II: Gosau

Preferring for the rest of our trip outside of Salzburg and Vienna to be a spontaneous one, we merely made a booking for a car for the next three days.  No accommodation, no particular itinerary. We ventured through a few towns along the Romantic Road. Departing from Salzburg, we headed onto the A5 towards the…

Austria Part I: Salzburg in Two days

Last Christmas, we chose Austria as our holiday destination. This time as a group of five, we decided to book for our flights to Salzburg, and then back from Vienna. We chose Norweigian Airlines, flying at £30 per pax one-way from London to Salzburg in mid-December 2015. Our first encounter with a local: a taxi…

Paris for (Food) Lovers on a Budget

Food Stop #1: Au P’tit Grec (Sweet and Savoury Crepes) Our first food stop for the hungry souls was Au P’tit Grec along Rue Mouffetard. The store owners/staff were friendly and English speakers, given their endless streams of foreign and local customers queuing for their signature crepes.     Food Stop #2: French Boulangerie (Bakery) for…

Easter in Germany: Rhine

“Chill” is the right word. It comes with a price, definitely. But for the scenic views, the peaceful and laidback atmosphere, it is worth every dime, in my opinion. This place is especially ideal for couples or families with an interest in taking a break from their hectic city lifestyles. Things to do: Afternoon teas,…

Easter in Germany : Berlin

Next stop: Berlin. So, as the erratic weather of strong gales and showery rain and hail, we trudged through our Berlin experience, visiting the various landmarks and enjoying the recommended delicacies. 1) Tourist Information Centre A good starting point, i must say, especially if you’re doing independent travelling (without a tour group, only some personal…

Easter in Germany : Hamburg

So, it’s Easter Break once again. Being one of the students pursuing their studies in a foreign land 11000km away from home, we had these few options: take the opportunity to explore your neighboring countries; take the first trip back home to SG; or to be a studious and meritocratic student and prepare diligently for…

Roadtrip Around Cornwall and Devon

Yes, and I seem to have a newfound love for road trips ever since I’ve come to the UK. Maybe its the vast geographic extent this country has relative to mine, together with the lovely turquoise blue card now most of my friends possess: our driving license (Thats the colour of the ones in Singapore),…

pre-Marrakech excitement

All psyched out for my upcoming trip to Marrakech in a day, I’ve decided to do something different by posting my pre-trip research first. Landing in Marrakesh on the 11th morning, we’ll be chauffeured (for once) from the airport to our hotel Riad Spa du Chameau (chauffeur service at around 10euros, and hotel around 10pounds each)….

Camping, Caravans & Cotswolds

One of the surprises I had for my beau involved renting a car down from Birmingham to Cotswolds region. Full of small towns sprawled across the region, it is an ideal romantic retreat back to Old England. For just £24 for 2 days from Europcar, we headed southwards via the M5. After a couple of hours, we finally turned…

London for Foodies

Based in a relatively more unknown town called Exeter, the vast variety of food is the main reason why I would visit London. Food Stop #1: Bateaux London Cruises (£35 3-course dining & cruise along River Thames)   We spent our 2-hour lunch along the River Thames, enjoying the 2-course delicacies and the view of the…

Going Home

Seventeen months have passed, and it’s Summer Break. I am finally returning home. Many students studying abroad must have shared the same mixed feelings as I have: joy, excitement and worry. Joyful, as it’s finally time to return home to where I’ve grown up for the past 20 years, to experience the familiar surroundings once…