Category Archives: Activities

UNESCO Hunt #14 : The Great Wall of China

  UNESCO Sites #438 says: “In c. 220 B.C. under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), when ...

Road Trip Selangor: Mah Meri Ancestral Celebration

  Road trip weekend to Carey Island. The Mahmeri tribe can be found on an island located in Selangor. From Kuala Lumpur, it takes about an hour to reach Klang town and then another 30 or so to Carey Island. ...

UNESCO Hunt #13 : The Temple of Heaven

  UNESCO Site #881 says: “The Temple of Heaven, founded in the first half of the 15th century, is a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods. In its overall layout and ...

UNESCO Hunt #12 : Prambanan Temple, Indonesia

  UNESCO #642 Says:  “This is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are the 3 temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic Ramayana, dedicated to the ...

Cambodia Bus Trip Wish List

  More that meets the eye. Whenever anyone mentions Cambodia, the first two things that come to mind are Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat which is located in Siem Reap. These are the well known spots to tourists and travelers ...

Bassac Lane Phnom Penh: A Hidden Alley of Nightlife

  What a surprise.  I can’t believe that I’ve been living here for a year and not know about this place. I guess that’s what being comfortable does to you after awhile, you stick to the same routine day in ...

London Market Hop : Borough Market

  My all time favorite, the markets.  During the trip to London this year, my parents had asked us where we wanted to go so that we can plan to cover all the places together. While my siblings chose Harry ...

Places for Good Coffee in Phnom Penh.

  For the love of coffee in Phnom Penh.  A year has gone by so quickly in this Kingdom of Wonder and it’s time I share with you good spots for coffee if you’re ever here for a visit. Of ...

Tini Tinou International Circus Festival 2015

  The Tini Tinou Circus is in town! When Bart saw the event post online that the circus would be in town, we jumped at the chance to see their performance. We’ve heard of the Cambodian circus troupe who was mostly ...

Royal Buildings: Kensington Palace

  A Royal Palace in our neighborhood. When my parents told us that we would be heading to London, I was excited as I would be going back to explore the city at a slower pace. I also bugged them to ...

Cambodia Urban Art Festival

  Bringing Urban Art To Phnom Penh. Oh no, not another Urban Art post! It seems April is a month of murals and graffiti discovery including the ones featured at the recent Cambodia Urban Art Festival. I had missed out ...

Khmer New Year in Kep (14-16 April)

  Suosdey Chnam Thmey! A very Happy Khmer New Year to everyone whether in the Kingdom of Cambodia or abroad. This is my first time celebrating the New Year with friends visiting from Malaysia. During this time, the whole country ...

Obsessed: Street Art in Phnom Penh.

  Boeng Kak Lake used to be a beautiful fishing village place in the heart of Phnom Penh. I’ve come to know about this because I often cross the area during my ride to the old office. It was then ...

Phnom Penh Photo Festival 2015

  Attending the opening ceremony of Phnom Penh Photo Festival 2015.  I saw the Phnom Penh Photo Festival 2015 announcement in the Expat FB page and was happy that I was able to attend it this year. The festival was hosted ...

Amsterdam: A Scenic Tour Of The City.

  From Zaandam to Amsterdam.  It was a free and easy day so we went on a city tour, on our own of course, stopping at any places that attracted us. The train from Zandam to Amsterdam Central station cost ...

Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Zaandam: Uniquely Dutch

  Colorful Stacked Houses. This hotel looked so strange and unique in the way it was built. For a moment I thought I was in some kind of wonderland when I saw the colorful houses stacked on top of each other, ...

The Hague: My Second Visit to Madurodam.

In my previous post I wrote about Feeling Tall in Madurodam, a miniature theme park in The Hague, which had iconic buildings and infrastructure of Netherlands along with mini clogs, Snickers for souvenirs. Even then it was so much fun ...

My Favorite Part of Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans.

When in Rome see the Colloseum and when in the Netherlands, see the windmills! This was our main destination when returning to Amsterdam and we made sure we had a lot more time for sightseeing in this city as well ...

EuroChameleon: Swiss-ing in Geneva.

I can’t believe how slow I am in updating my past travel destinations because I was a bit tied up with work. There’s going to be a bit of a throwback in the next few posts as I haven’t been ...

Road Trip: The Charming Malay Kampung Morten.

  A blast from the past. Kampung Morten is one of the many Malay villages that can be found in the middle of the historical city of Melaka, maintaining its’ traditional architecture, design, interior decoration, landscaping just like the historical ...

10 Cafes For The Hungry Soul In Kuala Lumpur.

  There’s no denying that food makes hungry people warm and more open to conversations. It keeps you relaxed and busy while your head is thinking about a thousand different things for the day. In my previous post on 10 ...

Siem Reap: Catching The Tonle Sap Sunset

  The largest lake of SEA is in Cambodia. The Tonle Sap is known to be the largest freshwater lake in entire South East Asia Region, which flows down from Siem Reap to the Mekong River in Phnom Penh. On ...