Taiwan – Year-End Vacation Day 1 at Taipei

This trip to Taiwan was made in 2018, my usual year-end holiday. Even though it was December, the temperature in Taiwan was in the low to mid-twenties degree Celsius. Instead of flying by my favourite airline, I flew by Eva Air to Taiwan. This is the first time I flew on Eva Air. I was … Continue reading Taiwan – Year-End Vacation Day 1 at Taipei

Autumn in Madrid

Woke up early for a heavy breakfast, then I check out of Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos at Avinguda Diagonal at Barcelona. As I would be coming back to Barcelona for two nights before heading back home, I left my luggage with the hotel concierge and carried my overnighter to the Sants Railway Station. I managed to … Continue reading Autumn in Madrid

Barcelona - Mercat de Santa Caterina

Barcelona, I am back!

The time of the year was here again for the Smart Cities Expo World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. Being my second visit to Barcelona, I extended my stay to visit Madrid, the capital of Spain which I will cover in my subsequent posts. I took the red-eye flight direct to Barcelona and arrived in the … Continue reading Barcelona, I am back!

Cotai Strip Macau

Macau – Asia’s Sin City

Just before I began my next chapter in life, I dragged my friend to Macau, Asia's Sin City. Macau is located on the southeastern coast of China and is Asia's premier gambling destination. In fact, Macau is not just Asia's premier gambling destination but the world's gambling destination as Macau surpassed Las Vegas in gambling revenues. … Continue reading Macau – Asia’s Sin City


Autumn in Kyoto – Kamogawa and Gion

Day One in Kyoto - November 2016 Day one started on red eye flight to Kansai International Airport via Singapore Airlines. After six hours of watching movies, a few short naps here and there and breakfast, we touched down at 8.35 am (Japan is an hour ahead of Singapore). After immigration clearance and luggage collection, … Continue reading Autumn in Kyoto – Kamogawa and Gion

Hai Van Tunnel

Visit to Hue, Vietnam – Part 1

Central Vietnam, Hue (Former Capital of Vietnam) If you are in Da Nang or planning to visit Da Nang and has a day or two to spare, I would recommend to visit Hue, the former capital of Vietnam. Hue is around three hours drive by car from Da Nang. Sharing with you my experience in … Continue reading Visit to Hue, Vietnam – Part 1

Seoul Insadong

Summer in Seoul – Insadong

After I was done with my work, my friend flew in from Singapore on Friday evening to join me for the rest of the trip.  On Saturday, we moved out of Gangnam-gu, the business area, to Fraser Suite at Insadong, the cultural district, at Jongno-gu, a venue for shopping and local entertainment with art galleries, antique … Continue reading Summer in Seoul – Insadong

Traditional Korean House Phil Kyung Jae

Summer in Seoul – Gangnam

It was September, I was in Seoul for business. Decided to extend my stay for another week for vacation as the last time I was there for holiday was a few years ago.  The weather was less hot but the sky was gloomy. While on business, I was staying at Park Hyatt at Gangnam-gu, a … Continue reading Summer in Seoul – Gangnam