Rome!

After my Seychelles trip, of course, I went to Italy to visit my new friend and his girlfriend. I heard they were back together again. That was good news. I got in touch with the Italian guy who helped me when I was bitten by a dog in Chile but we didn't get to see … Continue reading Rome!

A Week In Myanmar

I went to Myanmar because of Aung San Suu Kyi. I really admired her. Of course, I didn't get to see her but having the chance to visit the country and seeing the progress she had made to her country was a joy. She was also admired by her citizens too. I contacted an expat … Continue reading A Week In Myanmar

A School Visit. Red Bull Gives You Wings!

The first thing I did right after I got off the overnight train from Astana to Almaty was to rush back to the hostel. It was 5am or 7am (?). I told the tourist I’d go out by myself for the whole day today. After we arrived at the hostel, he went straight to sleep … Continue reading A School Visit. Red Bull Gives You Wings!

Is Astana Worth Going? A Day Trip to Borovoye

I met a guy from another room on the train. He knew where my hostel was so he offered me a free ride. That was so kind of him. Well, was Astana with the visit? Before I went there, I read from various sources that said it wasn’t. But the tourist who tagged along insisted … Continue reading Is Astana Worth Going? A Day Trip to Borovoye

Day 2 At Kolsay Lakes National Park

There were two lakes at the Kolsay Lakes National Park. The host drove us to the first one. The car first stopped at a passport control office. We needed to register. It was true that we were the first ones this year. But I didn't understand why I met some Russian travellers inside the national … Continue reading Day 2 At Kolsay Lakes National Park

A Two-Night Trip at Kolsay Lakes National Park

Woke up at 4am to catch a taxi to the bus terminus for the Lake Kaindy trip. The information centre arranged the trip for us except this taxi trip of course. It was a one-night trip. We would spend a night at a huge guesthouse run by a family in Saty. According to the information … Continue reading A Two-Night Trip at Kolsay Lakes National Park

Post Post-Long-Term-Backpacking-Depression Came Kazakhstan

After I finished my so-called 'long term' backpacking trip in South America (I met someone who had been backpacking for 20 years in Peru so my trip was really nothing), I suffered from post long term backpacking depression. I'd stay at home, sit on my sofa and start to cry because I missed it so … Continue reading Post Post-Long-Term-Backpacking-Depression Came Kazakhstan

Continued With My Adventure in Chiloe, Chile

It wasn't really an adventure. Chiloe was very quiet. It was more like a time for me to relax and learn to slow down. I was used to this kind of backpacking lifestyle by that time and I really enjoyed it. People want to earn a lot of money to have freedom to do what … Continue reading Continued With My Adventure in Chiloe, Chile

I Was On CNN Chile

I left Puerto Natales. I gave the hostel staff a thank you card thanking them for their kindness especially Pamela, the cleaning lady. She offered me food and she showed her care to me and looked after me. The Puerto Natales domestic airport was in the middle of nowhere. The landscape and scenery were great. … Continue reading I Was On CNN Chile

Kindness Was All Around In Puerto Natales And Torres del Paine, Chile

I woke up early to catch the bus from Ushuaia, Argentina to Punta Arenas, Chile. Then I got on the bus and then crossed the border as usual. (I like the words 'as usual'. It does remind me of my 'nomadic' life. :)) The wind was very strong that day. Our bus was supposed to … Continue reading Kindness Was All Around In Puerto Natales And Torres del Paine, Chile