They said my Istanbul itinerary wasn’t going to be worth it. With just 100 hours between arriving and flying off, how was I going to enjoy everything Turkey had to offer? I would miss out the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, the travertine terraces of Pamukkale, the ruins of Ephesus (Efes) and more. But, hey, when […]
While most of the ornamental cherry trees (beotkkot/벚꽃 in Korean) in South Korea were planted during Japan‘s rule, they have remained and cherry blossoms have become a big part of spring in Korea. I’ll make the case for viewing cherry blossoms in Busan, South Korea rather than, say, in Seoul or on Jeju Island: The blooming […]
Reading the discussion forums on Tripadvisor, five hours in transit in Dubai doesn’t seem like enough time to get out of the airport and see the city. It feels as if the only way you’re going to see the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, is from an aeroplane window seat or on a pricy […]
It wasn’t that long ago when craft beer was an alien concept to this part of the world. My first Singapore craft beer event was a small fair in a function room in 2011. There were just a few distributors showcasing beers that I hadn’t tasted before, from India Pale Ales (IPAs) to Trappist beers. […]
On the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in the European theatre, it seems appropriate to share images from the Westerplatte Monument, one of the places where it all began.
With New Zealand being so far from the rest of the world, many tourists focus on seeing the major attractions within the small amount of time they have. As a result, many trips end up looking similar to one another. There’s nothing wrong with that but you’re seeing only a small portion of beauty that […]