The Aftermath Of Cyclone Gabrielle, New Zealand

Because Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, the news broadcasted in the rest of the world only reported the damage Cyclone Gabrielle had done in Auckland (if they reported it at all) but in fact, the area that was badly hit by the storm was the place where I am staying at. At … Continue reading The Aftermath Of Cyclone Gabrielle, New Zealand

Happy New Year! From Napier New Zealand!

Wish you all a happy and healthy year 2023! A photo that I took in 2014 in Auckland. It's not a good photo. It's blur. I was with my friends in Auckland, New Zealand. Every new year, fireworks come out from Sky Tower like this. Yes, that's Sky Tower in Auckland. No, I couldn't go … Continue reading Happy New Year! From Napier New Zealand!

Christmas Greetings From Napier New Zealand

Merry Christmas to all of you!! I have got the best Christmas present in the world - COVID-19 positive! You all know the bad things about it so I won't repeat. The good thing about it is I get to spend some (more) time on my computer and finish off some work that I need … Continue reading Christmas Greetings From Napier New Zealand

The Pristine Laos

After I attended the wedding in Vietnam, I went to Laos. My friend had a business trip there after I visited that country. When he came back from there, he said he had no idea why I travelled to that country. Well..., because it's there. ­čśŤ Sounds familiar? ­čśŤ He was really lucky to have … Continue reading The Pristine Laos

Bangladesh With World Vision

Note: I am not commissioned to write this. My boss asked me if I wanted to go to Bangladesh on a business trip. Without a second thought, I said yes, when nobody wanted to go. Just a week or so before my business trip, a terrorist attack happened in Dhaka. My business trip was cancelled. … Continue reading Bangladesh With World Vision

Trekking At Laugavegur, Iceland

The story goes like this - I came back to the same hostel after the unexpected trip along the south coast. After we caught some sleep in the hostel, we met up again. We checked out some cafes and pubs. While they were having a chat in a cafe, I went to the information centre … Continue reading Trekking At Laugavegur, Iceland

Ice In Iceland

I decided to do the southern part of Iceland. I was told that was a very nice part of the country so I checked out and decided to stay in another hostel in the southern part and spent the rest of my days in Iceland there. After I checked out, I met two other travellers … Continue reading Ice In Iceland

Inside A Volcano In Iceland

It actually sounds scarier than it is. It was very safe otherwise the company wouldn't have let us in. I signed up an 'Inside a volcano' tour but because it happened in the afternoon, I joined a free walking tour in Reykjavik in the morning. I like joining free walking tour. The first time I … Continue reading Inside A Volcano In Iceland

Back To Rome

I returned to my hostel in Rome from Florence. So cool! It was probably the cleanest hostel I had stayed at in Italy. It didn't have any spa or sauna but it was really clean. I decided to go to Isola so I walked there from my hostel. I went past Altare della Patria close … Continue reading Back To Rome

Beautiful Florence And Siena

I arrived in Florence in the morning. It was soooo crazy! I paid EUR20 per night for the hostel (some people paid EUR10 or EUR14 per night) and guess what I got? An indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, gym, a clean room with a few bunk beds in it and a bar at … Continue reading Beautiful Florence And Siena