Tag Archives: Travelogue

How My Passport Was Stolen In Phnom Penh

  It all went down on a tuk tuk ride.  It’s taken me awhile to write this story of how our passports were stolen on the second day of New Year, in this city where I call my home. Losing ...

What Living Abroad Taught Me

  It’s been 3 years since I left Malaysia.  It’s been almost 3 years since I made Cambodia my home, where I have grown to love and live like the locals do. This is possible given that we look similar ...

Stories from the Road: Month September

  Anticipating what the weather would be like for this month is tricky. Sometimes the weather report tells us that it’s sunny in the morning and right before we step out of the door to work, it starts to pour. ...

Stories from the Road: Month August

  Rainy days will arrive soon in the Kingdom and I know this because my parents visited us exactly a year ago during the flash floods. We weren’t able to go out in the evening because the main road was flooded ...

Stories from the Road: Month July

  It’s a month of celebration namely Hari Raya Aidilfitri and my 35th birthday. Yes that’s the halfway mark to 40 right there and it’s not bothering me at the moment. In fact, I am grateful and thankful to have ...

5 Things I Think About When Not Traveling

A whole month of not blogging makes a girl wonder to herself “Should I still continue?” or “Should I take a break permanently?” The reason for the disappearance lies in my work schedule which got busy and slightly crazy this ...

Stories from the Road: Month June

  Half of the year is gone now and when I’ve reflected on the past travel round-up months, it’s been good with many learnings on slow traveling. The weather in June was still sunny as hell and I’ve had to ...

This 4th of July: Memories of America

  First and foremost, Happy Independence Day to all American readers! I’ve never had a chance to properly remember this day when we were living in Pennsylvania. But I did remember singing the National Anthem and reciting the pledge when ...

Stories from the Road: Month May

  Cambodia has many public holidays in the first half of the year and this month, May, is no exception. This is one of the things I love about this country. They celebrate religious occasions, international ones, and celebration for ...

The People You Don’t Mind Sitting with at 4,000ft Above.

  A recent article on how airline passengers have been misbehaving was circulated worldwide, due to the express news network that is the internet. One particular article titled ‘Dear Passenger 15A’ was written by a Singaporean girl who flew to ...

Stories from the Road: Month April

  Another busy month has gone by, bringing along with it the summer heat. It’s been that hot, really. Despite this situation, I’ve had a chance to go on a family trip to Europe which turned out to be a memorable ...

Wearing the Same Outfit When Traveling. Guilty.

  Same same but different.  A recent article about Matilda, an Art Director who wears the same outfit everyday to work, sparked this particular blog post. She cited, that the reason she chose to do so is because she felt ...

Travel Photos Gone : What To Do Next.

  Yes, they are gone.  This is a major bummer and it’s the worst thing that could happen to anyone who’s in love with traveling. Well, it happened to me and this is probably one of the reasons why I ...

Stories from the Road: Month March

First and foremost I have not been penning much travel stories only because we’ve been staying put in Phnom Penh, saving up for upcoming destinations. I’ve also been putting hours in work at the new place and I’m soaking it ...

What it costs to live in Cambodia.

We’ve been thinking a lot about moving on to another country, putting into consideration what and how much it would take to get us there. Moving here took some time to plan, but because I’ve traveled here before, I somehow ...

Stories from the Road: Month Jan

  Starting in 2015, I’ve decided to write a monthly round-up of my travel adventures be it in this Kingdom or anywhere around the world. Call it a my personal travel diary of things that we’ve experienced, places we visited, the ...