Why I Took a Break From Blogging

Hello everyone! It’s been a long, long time since I last published a blog post. Well, there were a number of sponsored posts published here and there on a few interesting destinations, but I haven’t written a personal travel post since April 2019! A Break from Blogging Just to share a little bit of background as to why I took break from blogging. I took a break from blogging because I wanted to focus on my work, that is, to build a corporate writing business and other ventures. I quit my job in mid-2017 to pursue self-employment. As soon as

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How often do you find yourself wishing that you knew where to go and what to do in a new city? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by tons of information on the internet – top things to do and see in a new city, travel stories and insider tips – but not knowing which one to refer to while travelling? The thought of printing so many pages (we have to save trees!) and bringing along these papers on your trip seems such a hassle, right? And more importantly, the last thing you want to deal with is data plan and

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What Are Your Travel Plans for 2018?

*There’s a fun travel-related giveaway at the end of this post. Don’t forget to enter! [CLOSED] So, what are your travel plans for 2018? I should have asked this question in early January when most of us travel bloggers were writing our 2017 reviews and planning our 2018 trips. However, I have been busy with other priorities since the start of the year: establishing my content creation & consultancy business and catching up with outstanding blog posts from 2017 travels. So far, I have only made one trip for a few days at the end of January – Bangkok and

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Best of 2017: Getting Out of Comfort Zone

Just before writing this post, I read my 2016 Review post again and I’m amazed how things evolved within this year. 2017 hasn’t been entirely hunky-dory though; there were ups and downs, and that’s LIFE. 2017 has been a year in which I moved out of my comfort zone to take risks and to accept challenges. 2016 was a year of learning the ropes of blogging. 2017 was continuing the same and learning the ropes of “making it on my own”. In November 2016, I made a crucial decision to quit my job in May 2017 to pursue full-time freelance

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Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year everyone! I know I’m a tad late in publishing a New Year post but we are just two weeks into 2017, it’s still a new year 🙂 I have never written a New Year post before; this will be the first especially for my six-month old website. I have been blogging for three years but I had never bothered to write a New Year post in my previous website as I didn’t believe in New Year resolutions then. There were many resolutions about improving my fitness level and saving money years ago but all went out of

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2016 Review: A Year of Travelling and Learning

2016 has been an amazing year of LEARNING. My trips are much reduced this year compared to a few years ago. I can assure you that my passion for travel has not diminished, not even an iota, but work circumstances have forced me to scale down the number of trips. As a result, I had to learn not to have FOMO on trips – Fear of Missing Out – but be selective in terms of when and where I wanted to go. During the times that I stayed put at home, I was busy learning…learning the ropes of blogging –

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Why I Enjoy Travelling Solo

I have always travelled on my own. My solo adventures might have started during my university days in Australia. Although those trips were often with friends, I preferred the freedom to explore by myself. The solo trip which I recalled vividly was travelling from Adelaide (my residence then) to Alice Springs in the outback, all the way to Darwin in the north, after which, I flew to Cairns in Queensland, made my way solo down the east coast by bus to Byron Bay, and finally landed in Sydney. After resting in Sydney for a few days, I travelled by train for

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

In this week’s photo challenge Details, “discover the intimate details of something unexpected, and share your images with us” I was captivated by the intricacy and details of carpets displayed in the Carpet Museum in Tehran. Some of the carpets could have been mistaken for a painting but they were threads finely and painstakingly woven into beautiful pieces of art.  *Related Post:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

After a hiatus for sometime, I have come back to participate in the Weekly Photo Challenge themes. This week’s theme is Look Up“all about taking a moment to check out what’s going above you”.  And that’s exactly what I did when I visited the Doi Suthep Temple in Chiang Mai. As I stood in the shade from the midday sun, I looked up and saw these cute little bells hung from the edge of the roof. *Related Post:

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