Angkor Wat Day 2

Angkor Wat Day 2 - sunrise at Angkor Wat, a standard thing all tourists do. I woke up at 4:45am to catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat.   Since Angkor Wat is quite far from the hotel, it took us around 30 mins by car to get there.   It was still dark when we arrived at … Continue reading Angkor Wat Day 2

Angkor Wat Day 1

Angkor Wat Day 1. Yesterday, the driver asked me if I needed a tour guide. He said he knew a good one so I nodded. There he was, showing up with the driver in the morning. It was around 8:45 in the morning. We saw a group of people in the streets at the city … Continue reading Angkor Wat Day 1

My First Trip To Cambodia

My first trip to Cambodia was in 2008. I was thinking where I should go in winter that year and I decided that Southeast Asia would be the best as it wouldn’t be too hot. Angkor Wat appealed to me so I decided to go there. Little did I know that 11 years after that, … Continue reading My First Trip To Cambodia

Last Few Days In Paris

My Deutsch classmate would leave the following day so we visited museums that she had never been to which included Musee d’Orsay. I used to like Romanticism, but after this visit, I fell in love with impressionism. I also like the works of Van Gogh especially those painted by him after he 'became mad'. But … Continue reading Last Few Days In Paris

The Sacred Medieval Mont Saint Michel

Since my Deutsch classmate (i.e. my friend) wanted to go somewhere different, we chose Mont Saint Michel. According to my guidebook, to go to the Medieval town from Paris, we need to stop at Caen and then take a train and then a bus. So, we followed that route and stayed here in Caen for … Continue reading The Sacred Medieval Mont Saint Michel

The Grand Versailles

After my solo unguided day tour yesterday :D, I travelled to Versailles. When I arrived there, a ceremony was going on. I still don’t know what it was for. It could be related to WWII. I googled it just now but couldn’t find much. I stayed there until it ended and then walked to Versailles. … Continue reading The Grand Versailles

Is Paris Romantic?

Is Paris Romantic? Well, my first impression of the city was, ‘This is a place for working.’ Interestingly, I didn’t find Paris romantic. Apparently, I see the world differently. 😀 I had read a lot about Paris before I went, like, the city was dirty, the dog owners left their dog poo in the streets, … Continue reading Is Paris Romantic?

A Meaningful Christmas And Birthday Present For Myself

I decided to give myself a special and meaningful Christmas and birthday present. I received two emails one day - one from ORBIS and another one from a Christian group. In their newsletters, they invited their donors to have a site visit. The ORBIS one would go to Cambodia (max 8 people only) while the … Continue reading A Meaningful Christmas And Birthday Present For Myself

Weekend Trips To Taiwan

I took two weekend trips to Taiwan in 2007. It was my first time to go there so I visited all the tourist spots – Yang Ming Shan, museums and in my second trip, Taroko Gorge. A restaurant in Yang Ming Shan Yang Ming Shan is very popular among the locals. Apart from being a … Continue reading Weekend Trips To Taiwan

Chinese History Field Trip in Beijing

I called this trip in Beijing a Chinese history field trip because I felt like I was attending a Chinese history lesson there. Beijing (used to be called Peking) is the capital city of China. The sticky rice Great Wall is still the most popular attraction there. I really mean sticky rice. Recently, researchers discovered … Continue reading Chinese History Field Trip in Beijing