How I Told My Family & Friends I’ve Quit My job To Travel

Ever since I officially told my family and friends that I’ve quit my job to travel (First stop in Bali), I’ve been dealing with questions coming from different people every day. Talking about the unknown was all exciting in the beginning, but eventually, the conversations became exhausting. What are you going to do for two […]

3 Tested Travel Medical Insurance Plans for China Expats and Globetrotters

“Do I really need to buy a travel medical insurance?” Is possibly one of the most asked questions I’ve seen in the online travel community, and my answer is always YES, YES, and YES! Most of the time, we worry about travel plans getting disrupted or belongings getting lost in transit. Yet, we neglect the […]

Surprise! This Is Your Hoi An Tailor Shop

Bright and early in the morning, Jim and I got off at a rest stop on our way to Hoi An. As usual, I rushed to the toilet while Jim browsed around to see if there’s anything to snack on for our last stretch. After I came out of the restroom, Jim was already speaking to […]

Who Can Travel the World With Me? A Question I No Longer Ask

who can travel the world with me

“Who can travel the world with me?” My Facebook notification kindly reminded me that once upon a time, how eager I was to have someone to explore the world with me. That was eight years ago. A year after I got bit by the travel bugs in Spain and the Netherlands in 2008. I try to […]

Travel Unplanned: An Adventure from Athens to Ohrid, Macedonia

Travelling from Athens to Ohrid, Macedonia was probably one of the more adventurous backpacking experiences I had. I got on the road unplanned (and without mobile data) except booking a one-way train ticket from Athens to Thessaloniki. Then, I left the rest to the universe! The journey involved two train rides, a taxi ride, a […]

Letting Go and Start Backpacking: How I Began My Solo Travel Journey

Everyone has a different reason behind why or how they start backpacking, and each person’s experience is unique. Although I didn’t sell all my belongings and go nomad style, I want to share how solo backpacking happened to me, and how it shaped my transformation as a traveller and a musician. Note that some pictures below […]

Photo Blog: A Week in Budapest

A Week in Budapest

I spent nearly a week in Budapest during the summer of 2015, and I have many great memories attached to this charming European city. Not only was I impressed with the warm hospitality of Hungarians, but I also got to meet up with few musician friends from my time in the states! After travelling alone […]