I began my 17 days South Island trip in Christchurch. Took a red- eye direct flight on Singapore Airlines and arrived at about 10am local time. I booked an Airbnb accommodation, mainly because I’d wanted a space to store my hard case luggage, without incurring massive storage fees for that 2- week period of backpacking. Luckily, the host of my apartment agreed to keep my luggage, until I was back 2 weeks later.
My main aim on this second visit was to truly experience what NZ is about. The amazing landscapes, and the ruggedness of travelling through it all…
In the early spring of September 2014, I decided to take a super spontaneous trip somewhere, but didn’t know where to. Work was absolutely draining at that point, and I told myself that I needed a break, no matter how little the days I could afford. And so, I applied for my leave a week before, booked my tickets, squeezed time out every night for about 5 days to plan, and I got my 5 days trip to South Island, New Zealand! Essentially minus off the flight, it was a 4 days 5 nights trip. It turned out to be one of the best breaks I’ve ever had thus far, and it’s this trip that made me love last minute trips even more.
Of the cities I’ve been to so far, London is my favourite. It is super tourist friendly, very easy to get around(by foot, or by tube) and has everything I believe anyone needs, to live a comfortable yet exciting life — convenient and modern transportation, beautiful parks, history, […]
I’ve done up individual blog posts of the towns I went to on this trip, but here is a more condensed version, with minimal pics, but more focused on the overall itinerary and what I think are the highlights of each place. I’ve also added direct links to the individual destination post under each ‘Day’ section, and I highly recommend you to check those out because there’s lots more pictures and description of the places I went!
Below’s a good overview of how I did my itinerary, basically it’s a loop beginning and ending in Christchurch. I definitely have lots of places to cover on my next trip, but these are bascially the ones on my priority list!
I went to Japan during the Sakura season (Late March to April) for 10 days, covering Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Nagoya. My friend and I bought the 7- Day JR Pass and thus wanted to maximise our coverage as much as possible! Thinking back now, there are […]
As the year slowly comes to an end, here comes new thoughts for the new year ahead, including preparation for new adventures. It’s always fun to plan and think about where to go next, what to see, and also what to bring! Hiking is still quite a new […]
On my recent trip to Malacca, I tried Cendol from various stalls! Guess who serves the best? Read on!
My friend and I recently took an impromptu weekend trip to Malacca, which is a 3.30hrs bus ride away. Like Penang, we ate so much good local food, but also experienced quite a bit of the local culture. To summarise, it wasn’t a total foodie experience like Penang. I kind of liked it more for a short trip because it’s reachable by bus, easy to get around on foot, and there’s a good balance of sightseeing and eating, which I love.
We also rented a bike and cycled around the city centre. Also, we ate so many bowls of cendols from all the best stalls in Malacca, as well as the best assam laksa at Jonker 88!
One of the greatest experiences to enjoy in winter Hokkaido is to have a ryokan stay. We were in Hokkaido for 10 days, and travelled to Sapporo, Otaru, Niseko and Hakodate. We searched for a ryokan while trip- planning and found that Hakodate has the most selection of […]
Niseko Village Accommodation – Hotels, Airbnb, Hostels Niseko is world- famous for its powder snow alpine ski slopes, and it no doubt attracts travellers from all around the world during winter time. When we were there in early March, slightly off- peak season, we still saw many ski- […]