Kicking off 2015 in Maui… Coffee, cats and too much sun

Aloha! I am back from Hawaii, exhausted but relaxed from a week of chilling out in the sun and drinking a lot of coffee. This vacation was much needed after the holidays which were crazy! Of course I adore all the Christmas parties and family gatherings but they are certainly tiring. Heading out to Maui … More Kicking off 2015 in Maui… Coffee, cats and too much sun

3 Months in China: An Update (or expect the unexpected like food poisoning and getting robbed)

Well. The last 3 months in China have been an absolute roller coaster. Here is a nice photo of Shanghai from 3 years ago just because. The thing with living in China is that you must expect the unexpected. And I do. I really do. However, it is still shocking when the nature of the … More 3 Months in China: An Update (or expect the unexpected like food poisoning and getting robbed)

Cruising… to Fukuoka, Japan and the Kushida Shrine

After an awesome day in South Korea, I was excited to return to Japan, a country that I absolutely loved when I visited 2 years ago. Japan is surprisingly clean and compact, basically the complete opposite of China. I was once again fascinated by this contrast during our short time in Fukuoka, the capital city of Japan’s … More Cruising… to Fukuoka, Japan and the Kushida Shrine

London Day 4: Tower of London, Borough Market, Tate and Street Feast

Well we are leaving for a cruise to Japan and South Korea in a few hours for Chinese national holiday so here is the final London post! 🙂 After failing to visit the Tower of London the first time when my neck seized up, we were determined to go on our last day! For the longest … More London Day 4: Tower of London, Borough Market, Tate and Street Feast

London Day 3: Getting touristy with Big Ben, Picadilly Circus and some One Direction

When in London for the first time, there are a few things that you just need to do. First things first, you must sleep in till noon (again), because hey you are on vacation and deserve some rest. Next you must take the tube, because a true Londoner is a pro at public transportation. Then you … More London Day 3: Getting touristy with Big Ben, Picadilly Circus and some One Direction

London Day 1: Buckingham Palace, Westminister Cathedral, and Billy Elliot the Musical

Welcome to London!  Our second destination on Eurotrip 2014 and my first ever visit to England! Hooray! Exhausted from our action-packed escapades around Ireland, we spent our first day in London sleeping in and doing some much needed laundry. It honestly felt amazing to have nowhere to be with nothing to do. AHHHH. But we … More London Day 1: Buckingham Palace, Westminister Cathedral, and Billy Elliot the Musical

Ireland Day 7: Last Day in Dublin and London Calling

After a week in Ireland, it was time to take our Eurotrip 2014 adventure to London. But like I mentioned in my last post, we were ready to go out with a BANG. Once our bus pulled back into Dublin, we gathered all willing participants from our tour group (mostly the Australians) and made plans for … More Ireland Day 7: Last Day in Dublin and London Calling