The Much-Anticipated Galápagos

It was indeed a much-anticipated trip but the nightmare came on my first day on the boat - my period came so I couldn’t go snorkelling. But, I had an idea. I remembered when I was in Fiji, I faced the same problem. How did I solve it? Not tampons. I got on a smaller … Continue reading The Much-Anticipated Galápagos

First Stop in South America – Ecuador

My first stop was supposed to be Peru and I even arranged a one-week Spanish lesson in Arequipa. However, I missed my flight so I took a plane to Ecuador instead. That was the earliest flight I could get. Ecuador, I’d say, was probably the hardest for me to travel around. I knew no Spanish, … Continue reading First Stop in South America – Ecuador

Sandy, I Will Remember You

After I quit my job, I started doing some research. In fact, when I was in the four-wheel drive in Mongolia, I had decided to go to South America despite the fact that I didn’t know any Spanish word including ‘Hola!’ The couple also said I didn’t need to speak perfect or fluent Spanish to … Continue reading Sandy, I Will Remember You

The Diverse Gobi Desert

I woke up in my tent. The couple was talking and I thought to myself, ‘nah, let me lie in this comfortable tent for a little while longer and let the couple spend sometime with each other. Don’t want to be the third wheel.’ So I stayed in my sleeping bag and closed my eyes … Continue reading The Diverse Gobi Desert

The Vast And Impressive Gobi Desert Day 1

Day 1 of the Gobi Desert trip, Mongolia The couple’s plan was to leave Mongolia right after the Gobi Desert trip so they packed all their stuff with them and put them in the four-wheel drive. The tour package included our tents and sleeping bags so we didn’t need to bring any of these with … Continue reading The Vast And Impressive Gobi Desert Day 1

First Encounter with CS in Terelj National Park Mongolia

The story goes like this. I met a couple on my first day at the B&B who had been travelling for nearly one year. Over the past few days in Mongolia, every time when I saw them at the B&B, we would have a chat. They had started telling me about how they could travel … Continue reading First Encounter with CS in Terelj National Park Mongolia

An Unexpected Encounter in Mongolia 2012

I had always wanted to go to Mongolia. Gobi Desert was the place that I wanted to go to. The nomadic lifestyle fascinated, still fascinates, me. It could be because of all the TV dramas that I watched when I was young. The ancient people rode their horses freely on a vast land, playing polo … Continue reading An Unexpected Encounter in Mongolia 2012