My Most Unforgettable Australian Adventure Ever !

Whenever Australia is mentioned, images of wildlife, clean air, delicious big portion meals made with fresh local produces, friendly laidback Aussies always come to my mind. Indeed, Australia is a popular travel destination for vacationers the world over with Sydney and Melbourne taking the top two ranking as the country's most visited cities. My trips to various parts of the beautiful country showed me how spectacular the country is. So it was surprising to...

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Borneo- the Ecotourism Hub of Southeast Asia

Borneo Ecotourism Libaran Turtle Sanctuary

Sabah - Ecotourism Hub of Southeast Asia

Having travelled a fair bit in my travel blogging assignments, it's my conviction that some of my best travel experiences are those that are least planned. I had the opportunity sometime back for a photography project for three nature lodges that are owned or co-owned by my former classmate, Alexander Yee, a socio-eco entrepreneur with a diverse portfolio of tourism-related business.

Borneo is the third-largest...

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Kompong Khleang – the only Fishing Village in Tonle Sap worth visiting

Kompong Khleang - the largest lakeside community on Tonle Sap

To most visitors in Siem Reap, after visiting the main temples in the Angkor heritage sites, the natural option is to check out the floating villages at the Tonle Sap. There are three main villages that travel guides will bring to your attention - Chong Kneas, Kompong Pluk and Kompong Khleang. My message in this short blog is to highlight why Kompong Khleang is the ONLY village that's worth your time and...

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5 Tips to Make Your Siem Reap Trip Fun

5 Tips to make your Siem Reap Trip Fun
For readers who have yet to visit Cambodia's renowned archaeological treasure, Angkor, I am pretty certain they would have heard some dismal sentiments from their friends who have been- "After a few temples, they all looked alike", "somewhat boring", "beware of scams", "doubt I will want to visit the place again" and so the list goes on. I can understand why they have such negative experience, which I believe stemmed from lack of sound advice compounded...

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First-timer Road Trip to Okinawa – Part 2

First-timer Road Trip to Okinawa - Part 2

This blog is a continuation of my earlier Okinawa travelogue which detailed the highlights from my coastal phase of the road trip and marks the transition from the relaxing beachside and laidback ambience of the northern part of the island to the hustle-bustle of Naha city in the south. These itineraries flow from the north to south is the ideal way to go as the airport is located at Naha in the south. Starting a vacation from the south...

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First-Timer Road Trip to Okinawa – Part 1

Detailed Road Trip Guide to Okinawa Japan for First Timers

First-timer Road-Trip to Okinawa

To most travellers, a trip to Japan usually involves the "mainstream" cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto or even the paradisiacal island of Hokkaido. Unlike the mainland cities, Okinawa is admittedly less on the radar of most travellers heading to Japan. It is not known for its developed economy nor is it like Hokkaido and Kyoto which are popular for its unique charm. Nonetheless, the little island of Okinawa still received almost ten million...

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Mountain to Coast Adventure in New South Wales, Australia

Be enthralled by the beauty of New South Wales, Australia

If you love long road trips with scenic view, then this is one of the best there is. Just about an hour drive from Sydney, this route is known as the Grand Pacific Drive and is one of Australia most spectacular driving routes.  Most visitors are familiar with the metropolitan capital city of Sydney or iconic Gold Coast, so where is New South Wales located?

New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is...

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Sydney South Coast Road Trip – MUST-DO Vintage Biplane Aerial Adventure

Sydney South Coast Road Trip. MUST-DO Vintage Biplane Aerial Adventure

Vintage Biplane Aerial Adventure in New South Wales, Australia

As a kid, I was particularly fascinated by all the things that fly, from birds to aeroplanes. I always wondered, how would I be, if I were a bird. I used to look with awe at aircrafts marking contrails and cruising high in the blue sky, I wondered if I could fly the same. But as life would have it, my aerial ambition would remain a childhood dream.

Most of our encounter with aeroplanes are usually with the airliners...

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Quick Guide – Hahndorf, Australia’s Oldest Surviving German Village

Hahndorf - Australia's Oldest Surviving German Village

During my last trip to South Australia, I "stumbled" on a little piece of gem. Due to inclement weather, my travel mate and I chose to explore Hahndorf instead of the Pink Lake, as the dark overcast skies were threatening to open up. What we lost in our aborted plan, we gained by the visit to this little charming village that is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement which celebrated its 179 years as this...

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Adelaide Central Market – A Must-Visit When in Adelaide

Must Visit Adelaide - Guided Tour at Adelaide Central Market

Adelaide Central Market - A must-visit when in Adelaide

In most of my travel overseas, a visit to the city or town main market is a must as it's the best place to get a feel and dynamism of the locale.  A market tells a lot about the country that you are visiting. In Adelaide, a visit to the Central Market is a definite must-do. It has been described as a "multicultural hub with fresh produce, gourmet goods and lots of heart" in the South Australia Travel Idea Travel Ideas...

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