2020 Summer Road Trip: Grindelwald, Switzerland (Part 1)

13 days, 2,400 kilometers of drive, and a total 139,894 steps of hiking and walking or 93.1 kilometers: this is the story of our summer road trip. When we were working on our travel wishlist for 2020 earlier this year, we had many plans - Greece, Croatia, Norway, Kenya, maybe even Canada. But COVID-19 had [...]

Swiss Hiking Series: Lauterbrunnen and Gimmelwald

If New Zealand was Peter Jackson’s vision of Middle Earth, did you know that Tolkien’s Middle Earth was actually inspired by Switzerland? Lauterbrunnen, the valley of 72 waterfalls, is said to be Tolkien’s inspiration for Rivendell. Lauterbrunnen and Gimmelwald are villages in the district of Interlaken, in the Canton of Bern. Interlaken is one of [...]

The Italian Summer Road Trip: Discovering Piedmont

We initially planned for a summer holiday in Greece but after being told that I need to go to Torino for work, we thought, why not just do a road trip in Italy instead? We didn't have a lot of time to prepare for it, but as they say, spontaneity can be rewarding. True enough, [...]

Spend that long weekend in Switzerland

There are those long weekends in Switzerland, and probably the whole of Europe too, that I often forget to plan for. If you are one of those who just realize that a long weekend is coming up in the first week of June and found out that all the reasonably priced flights to popular destinations like [...]

May Destination: Helsinki, Finland

I'm still trying to catch up with blogging and sharing my amazing travels this year but between school ( I'm taking my Masters at the moment), dance classes, crisis all over the world and deadlines, it has been challenging. Anyway, moving on to my 2015 travel destinations, for spring, I went to Helsinki, Finland to visit [...]

April Destination: Saint-Genix-Sur-Guiers, & Annecy, Rhone-Alpes

An Easter weekend in Geneva is also a good opportunity to spend a long weekend up in the mountains or down the south. This year, the Easter weekend was my April destination excuse. It was also a friend’s birthday so we decided to just rent a house in Rhone-Alpes, just an hour drive from Geneva [...]

March Destination: Freiburg & Rust, Germany

On 27 March, two of my friends and I went on a road trip to Freiburg, Germany to de-stress by… riding roller coasters! I just submitted 2 essays as a final exam for my intelligence analysis class and I felt like I’ve used up all my intelligence in the process. So, my friends and I [...]

2014 Travel Recap: The Year of Spontaneous Trips (Part 2)

Weekend in Paris I visit Paris twice or thrice a year. In 2014, I went to visit in August with a couple of friends to visit a best friend and her adorable little bundle of joy. It was a very relaxing weekend in Paris. We basically just shopped and eat. As all of us have [...]

2014 Travel Recap: The Year of Spontaneous Trips (Part 1)

I’m known to my friends as a very organized traveler, to the point of being horrified by spontaneous trips. In 2014, I must say that I got better with this spontaneous business - from road trip to Italy to weekend hiking to the mountains. Birthday celebration in Milan I’ve only been to Milan once and [...]