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Post Italy & Back to Oz

By • Oct 9th, 2011 • Category: Travels

Hullo Hullo! Did you miss me? It has been awfully quiet around here hasn’t it? So much has happened in this two months. Our belated honeymoon in Italy was so amazing. I was in Italy! I still can’t get my mind around it. We ate so much pasta, pizza, and drank bottles of Lambrusco (admittedly, […]



July July

By • Jul 26th, 2011 • Category: Travels

Wow, is it almost the end of July already? This month has been a little crazy (in a happy way, of course). First, my bestie and I met up in Paris for a weekend and then traveled to visit the Queen in London. It was an amazing one week of adventure and it couldn’t be […]



From Russia With Love

By • May 26th, 2011 • Category: Travels

I wrote this on my iPhone on our way home from Moscow: “I would love to hate Moscow.” There were some frustrating and intimidating moments like when I was held back longer than necessary at the border security and questioned rather rudely by the officer, only because, we think, I held a Malaysian passport. We weren’t […]



Fun in the Sun

By • Apr 15th, 2011 • Category: Travels

I now understand my husband’s love for the beach. They are quite beautiful in Australia. G. tells me that Rottnest Island in Perth is one of the best he’s been to. I love Kangaroo Island in South Australia. It’s wild and unpredictable. The ones in Victoria aren’t bad as well. Two weeks before our wedding, […]



In the Mood for Paris

By • Apr 13th, 2011 • Category: Travels

When I was a little girl, I found a crusty old English – French dictionary that belong to my mother. I was fascinated with it. I studied it. I wrote notes. I was intrigued by France. Many years forward, the country still holds a spell over me. I found some old photos of my too-brief […]



A Weekend in Kyoto

By • Mar 13th, 2011 • Category: Travels

By now you would have heard about the tragic news in Japan. I was glued to the TV for hours watching the news with disbelieve, sadness, shock and worry. I have met so many incredible people and was treated with warmth and kindness. Thank goodness for Facebook and Twitter, I’d manage to get hold of […]



Hej from Linköping

By • Feb 18th, 2011 • Category: Travels

January came and gone. I saw Melbourne and left. Said my hellos and goodbyes (to some friends within the same day). And the only time I’d managed to catch my breath was during my 26 hours plane ride from one end of the earth to the other. Once we got to Stockholm, we took the […]



Kawaguchiko

By • Dec 19th, 2010 • Category: Travels

“Do you see? Do you see?” That’s becoming G’s favourite line. Seeing Mt. Fuji was one of his missions ever since he knew he was returning to Japan. And, boy oh boy, was the big guy excited when that weekend finally arrived. We’d planned to leave Tokyo as early as possible to get to Kawaguchiko. […]



Grutt Pass #01

By • Dec 6th, 2010 • Category: Travels

It’s a fantastic thing if you’re a fan of museums, zoos and science centers and if you’re not, well, maybe you should. You may stand a chance to learn something new about the world around you. I’m not a museum person, though I don’t mind them either and I definitely learned so much about things […]



Ome – Tokyo’s Retro Town

By • Nov 22nd, 2010 • Category: Travels

I discovered this quaint little town on this blog – Tokyo Reviews. I was looking for places to go to with my GRUTT pass (another day on that) and stumbled upon S.I.’s very handy blog. So, if you’re planning to travel to Tokyo, this blog makes for great research. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Share […]