Delos Island – blast to the past in Greece

Delos Island: Our first day excursion on (or from) the island of Mykonos. Delos Island is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean so of course, we decided to make a day trip of it. Information: The excavations are open […]

Budapest: City Photo Diary

I spent a few days in the city walking around and exploring. I have an entry just for night photos that I will post later but the Parliament is spectacular both in the and at night. There was construction going on around the building at the time which made for poor photos but I made […]

Budapest: St. Stephen’s Basilica

  About 50 meters from my flat was St. Stephen’s Basilica. AWESOME. At night, the front was transformed into a mini ice rink for the children. All around that were Christmas market stalls. They were playing Christmas music along with American top 40 (listening to Justin Bieber was a little funny in front of a […]

Vienna: Visiting the Schönbrunn Palace

I’m outside of the Schönbrunn Palace – the summer residence of the Hapsburg monarchs when they ruled. It’s got 1,441 rooms and is done in the Rococo style. The palace itself is HUGE but it also has ginormous meticulously cared for gardens, a maze/labyrinth and a zoo now. I chose to purchase the Winter Pass […]

Vienna: Belvedere Palace

The Belveder Palace….now where they make the vodka. 🙂 It’s actually two buildings/palaces created in the Boroque style. They call it the lower and upper palace with a kick ass garden inbetween.  The Baroque palace complex was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. It’s basically a museum. If you’re not interested in looking […]

Vienna: Hofburg Palace

The third day I went to the Hofburg Palace (different from the Schönbrunn Palace – which is their summer residence). The Hofburg is the normal residence of the rulers of the Hapsburg Dynasty. The current president of Austria also resides here….somewhere. The palace definitely exudes power. I love love the detail of all these historical […]

Vienna: Christmas Markets

The Christmas markets around Vienna are worth a visit. This is the one in the middle of city hall but some were also at the Schonbrunn Palace & Belvedere Palace – basically anywhere with extra land and tourist visitors is enough to pop up these market stalls. It’s soo cute, cheerful, and romantic. Lights are […]

Vienna: St. Stephensdom Cathedral

My first day in Vienna – I went to the infamous Stephansdom (St. Stephens) Cathedral. It was a wet morning but no rain. There was no line and I quickly entered the outer area of the cathedral. It is truly magnificant. Amazing to see how much money the Catholic Church had has for this type […]

Thailand: Photo Diary Vol. 2

All photos credits belong to my super amazing beautiful friend Linda Ge. We went on an amazing two week trip to Thiland together. Highlights: Celebrated Thailand’s New Year aka Songkran & got drenched by locals launching buckets of dirty ass water at us  ♥  Almost being mugged by boys at the border of Laos ♥ Zorbing  ♥ Bungee Jumping ♥ Playing with tiger cubs ♥ Riding an elephant ♥  Temples, […]

Thailand: Photo Diary Vol. 1

All photos credits belong to my super amazing beautiful friend Linda Ge. We went on an amazing two week trip to Thiland together. Highlights: Celebrated Thailand’s New Year aka Songkran & got drenched by locals launching buckets of dirty ass water at us  ♥  Almost being mugged by boys at the border of Laos ♥ Zorbing  ♥ Bungee Jumping ♥ Playing with tiger cubs ♥ Riding an elephant ♥  Temples, temples, […]

Caye Caulker is calling you

After a week in the jungle, we made it out to the smaller of Belize’s islands – Caye Caulker (pronouced kee-caulker). We rented out a studio apartment with our own private pool. I loved it. Here I am relaxing with my feet in the pool reading on my kindle. Every few days, a local pool […]

Vietnam: Mekong Delta

While in Saigon, I scheduled a tour to visit the Mekong Delta for a day. I wish I had the time to trek up to Sapa but alas, just this day trip will suffice. I booked it on viator.com for a very reasonable price. They picked me up early with a loud-mouthed sarcastic Vietnamese local […]

Vietnam: Nha Trang + 26

I celebrated my 26th birthday at Nha Trang! We woke up bright and early to take some photos and to go paragliding. We strapped up and did a quick lap around the bay – it was fun and a nice way to start the day. Swimming at the beach and then going to the Vin […]

Vietnam: Hoi An

Hoi An is a quaint charming town filled with small streets perfect to stroll or enjoy a tuk-tuk ride around to see the sights. Don’t hestitate to get a tuk-tuk ride but wear your bag around your shoulders! Do not just let is sit on your side or it will get yanked by thieves in […]

Vietnam: Hue

So we spent about a day in the city of Hue! We actually flew from  Hanoi to Hue since it would have taken too much time to drive and apparently there aren’t too many good sights to see along the way. I flew Vietnam Airlines and it wasn’t too bad – felt like any other […]

Vietnam: Halong Bay

Halong Bay…. clear blue skies and a gentle calm breeze. I couldn’t have asked for a better day to sail out here! The junk boat used to be white and looked like it had seen better days.  The words “BIEN NGOC CRUISER” in fire red were placed across the entire side of it topped with […]

Vietnam: Hanoi

Hotel: Sofitel Hanoi I arrived in Hanoi around midnight so there was no time for sight seeing. After a quick steaming shower, I was off to bed for the next day. Unsurprisingly, it was got hot and humid early but I had a list of sites to see: Literature Temple, One-Pillar pagoda,  the Quán Thánh Temple, Hoan […]

Paris: Eiffel Tower + wandering around

Eiffel Tower

On our last day of Paris, we woke up bright and early to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at one of the many cafes near our apartment. It was a bit chilly but they had the heat lamps going and we were able to snag a table tucked in the corner of the cafe patio. Today’s plan […]

Getting lost in the Louvre in Paris

We started off the day by going to Angelina’s Chocolate! I was hoping there weren’t any of the long lines at the cafe since it is walking distance from the Louvre but it was about mid morning (& wet) so we were ushered right in! The chocolate was superb….very thick + creamy X rich so […]

Paris: Palace of Versailles

It was a chilly and cloudy day when we ventured out to the Palace of Versailles. The clouds did nothing to diminish the golden gates of the palace though. I was super excited since we were in FRANCE (our first full day). +  The Palace of Versailles!  The entire grounds is ginormous and over the […]