Japan: Kyoto 京都

Japan: Kyoto 京都

Kyoto has easily become my favourite part of Japan so far. There’s something about the slowness of its pace, the calm air, the peace, the gentle demeanour of the locals, and the lightness of the city. I may be biased because Memoirs of a Geisha was one of the most impactful books that I’ve read [...]

Japan: Hakone-machi 箱根町

Japan: Hakone-machi 箱根町

It’s been almost three months since Andre and I tied the knot and flew to Japan for our mini-moon. And last weekend, as I was putting our Japan travel journal together, I was then again shaken by Japan’s beauty. The Land of the Rising Sun has this particular flavour that you’d want to savour over [...]

Mt. Pinatubo: Ain’t No Mountain This Hobbit Can’t Climb! (02.18.12)

It’s been a week and a day since my friends and I hiked Mt. Pinatubo, marking my first adventure for 2012! But before I begin… I have missed out on writing for a while because I needed some time off to think about things, sort some things out, and make some necessary changes in my life—things [...]