This week, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity of sharing my experience meeting locals on the Trans-Siberian Railway on Trek with Derk. Trek with Derk is a travel blog by Dereck (or Derk) which focuses on bridging the gap between travelers and the communities they visit. On his blog, you’ll be able to find tips, stories and experiences on building the emotional connection with places you visit. Read more about my very memorable experience making friends and forging bonds with strangers
Huge thanks to Brian of hawaiianbrian.com for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Head over to Brian’s blog to read awesome travel stories and tips as he strives to maximize his time and money without sacrificing experiences. Fret not if this does not sound familiar to you at all. The Versatile Blogger Award is not really an award as we commonly know it. Similar to other blogger awards, this award is a fun way to recognize the efforts of fellow budding bloggers
One of my favorite places on earth, the Kungsleden, in Swedish Lapland, will be open for summer hiking from 16 June to 24 September this year. I spent a week on the trail and surrounding areas last September and loved (almost) every single bit of it. So just before the huts and related facilities start running again, I thought it’ll be timely to compile some resources that you might find helpful if you intend to explore this otherworldly arctic landscape.
I’ve got another collaboration post accepted and published this week! This time, it’s on Travels With Talek, a travel blog all about exploring interesting places and cultures. Glad to be able to share one of my most memorable travel moment with everyone. Thank you so much to the team at Travels With Talek for publishing my write-up. I hope all of you will enjoy it too! Here’s a link to the full article (click on post for link):
I recently took part in a collaboration with Maria from Travel Bliss on her blog series ‘How travel has made my life blissful’. Check out my write up for her series here (click on post for link): How travel has made my life blissful! (Part III – by Aaron Teoh) Honored to have been part of her blog series, and really happy to finally complete my first guest post! Cheers to more good news this week!
In a nation that never seem to run out of breathtaking destinations such as Palawan and Boracay, Batanes, a paradise of its own, has managed to remain relatively unvisited. Just an hour flight out of the busy capital of Manila, Batanes, in the Philippines, is perfect balance of accessibility, sufficient infrastructure, and stunning natural sights.
Canggu’s definitely not for everyone. Being some distance from popular attractions (other than Tanah Lot), and without the most exciting nightlife, it is understandably an often overlooked region in Bali. Still, many who come swear by it, and end up staying for weeks or even months. There’re plenty of gems in this small space, well within walking distance, while at the same time without the crazy crowds of Ubud or Kuta – if you look in the right places. What brought
Work travel balance is tough. So … after an awesome solo trip to Sweden in September last year, I was all hyped up and started coming up with ideas for the next solo trip. The ideas got me more hyped up and I was sure the next solo trip was gonna be just an epic one. October came and I made my 2nd futile attempt at summiting a mountain in as many months, this time with colleagues, at Gunung
There’s no doubt that Stockholm is among the priciest capitals in the world to visit, but with a few smart choices, you can make each dollar last a little longer. 3 days in Stockholm did set a small hole in my pocket, but not big enough to keep me off my next trip! And most important of all, it was a enthralling and entertaining 3 days in this colorful capital of Sweden.
4 days, 4 nights in Kiruna and Abisko, two of the best places on Earth to catch the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. And as I was about to discover, home to many lesser known but no less amazing wonders.