Travelogue

Taking advantage of the New Year break to finally continue my Bhutan trip post. We visited the Gangtey Goempa Monastery, hiked Phobijkha Valley and visited the beautiful Paro Fortress also known as Rinpung Dzong.
We were so lucky to be able to go on a trip before the world lockdown. We visited a country with a high happiness index, and that is Bhutan, the land of the thunder dragon.
Our 3 day 2 night stay to visit the Litchfield National Park. It is well-known for its' waterfalls and waterholes. This is definitely a hotspot to stop over for campervans.
A 5-hour drive finally brought us nearer to the place where we had planned, Uluru. But first, let us admire the "sister" mountain.
We visited the Emily & Jessie Gap, Simpsons Gap and trekked the Ormiston Gorge, which was the toughest climb of the entire trip.
Alice Springs Desert Park is a place especially great for parents to bring their kids to. We spent a few hours there because we're young at heart.
From pebbles to boulders, we visited The Pebbles and Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles).
Our FIRST EVER campervan experience was a new challenge for us, to be in a 4-berth campervan trip to Northern Territory Australia
One of the places in Taipei that I wanted to visit was the Yangmingshan National Park.
In my previous trip to Taipei, I've not heard of the Treasure Hill Artist Village before, so this was new.
We headed over to Taipei city and visited a kid's friendly place. Taipei Zoo is apparently the largest in Southeast asia. I wouldn't have visited the zoo if not for Anna and I'm glad I tagged along. It was worth it to spend half a day in Taipei Zoo. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking in this post.
The plan was to visit Anping Treehouse, explore Anping district, Beimen visitor center and get to the Jingzaijiao tile-paved salt fields before the sun sets.
I experienced my first Pokemon Go Safari event last year in Tainan, Taiwan with a couple of the Pokemon mates.
I literally worked till the very last minute before heading to the airport. So my plans were to just take it easy and not rush through places. At the airport, I googled a few places and came to an impromptu decision that it would be a pokemon and photography trip. Which is to visit places that are insta-worthy and bringing mew (pokemon) along to places we visit.
Presenting to you my last post of our Australia Perth trip.... Rottnest Island! The island that I was looking very much forward to amongst all the places we had on our itinerary. According to the internet, Rottnest Island is one of the Islands where the world's happiest animals exist!
Taking advantage of the New Year break to finally continue my Bhutan trip post. We visited the Gangtey Goempa Monastery, hiked Phobijkha Valley and visited the beautiful Paro Fortress also known as Rinpung Dzong.
We were so lucky to be able to go on a trip before the world lockdown. We visited a country with a high happiness index, and that is Bhutan, the land of the thunder dragon.
One of the places in Taipei that I wanted to visit was the Yangmingshan National Park.
In my previous trip to Taipei, I've not heard of the Treasure Hill Artist Village before, so this was new.
We headed over to Taipei city and visited a kid's friendly place. Taipei Zoo is apparently the largest in Southeast asia. I wouldn't have visited the zoo if not for Anna and I'm glad I tagged along. It was worth it to spend half a day in Taipei Zoo. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking in this post.
The plan was to visit Anping Treehouse, explore Anping district, Beimen visitor center and get to the Jingzaijiao tile-paved salt fields before the sun sets.
I experienced my first Pokemon Go Safari event last year in Tainan, Taiwan with a couple of the Pokemon mates.
I literally worked till the very last minute before heading to the airport. So my plans were to just take it easy and not rush through places. At the airport, I googled a few places and came to an impromptu decision that it would be a pokemon and photography trip. Which is to visit places that are insta-worthy and bringing mew (pokemon) along to places we visit.
We've always wanted to do a trip together but everybody had different commitments so it was hard to pin down a date #firstworldproblems. We could only afford a 3D2N trip because like Ed, is a mum with kids.
So this is my first visit to Taiwan and I must say so far so good. The air was fresh and minty in Qingjing and Pingxi to the awesome Taipei city and hunting for the street arts.
Pictures like this show exactly why I love travelling. And very much especially with the besties and the right travelling mates. It's not a masterpiece picture but the point is the mood I get from looking at it. How we can have a devil-may-care attitude, not needing to think of work or whatever bothers, disappoints us and just unwind and go with the flow. Do slightly crazier things we don't normally do. Shoot the breeze enjoy everything from nature to architectures or even frivolous things.
Our 2 days in Nantou County, Taiwan. Visits included the Rainbow Village, Qingjing (or Cingjing) Farm and a bonus place, small peacock garden.
Gotokuji temple, in a quaint neighborhood, is definitely one of the interesting places in Tokyo. I mean like seriously, a temple filled with Maneki-neko (cats)? We wouldn't give that a miss!
We visited the colourful Harajuku street, chanced upon plum blossoms (ume) in Yoyogi park, made custom cup noodles in Yokohama's Nissin Cup Noodle museum and experienced the nigh life in Shibuya.
We planned to wake up and watch the sunrise on Mount Fuji. Eileen woke me up & I exclaimed “OH MY GOD!” The magnificent view of Mount Fuji & Lake Kawaguchi.
Like finally, I'm down to the last post of our Paris trip. We bought a RER C line ticket to Château de Versailles, the palace we didn't visit the last time round to Europe. This time round we had too much time and apparently too little place on our itinerary haha. But we really did enjoy ourselves taking slow walks, drinking too much coffee, eating too much awesome cakes... as if we were living the parisian life. Which in turn, seemed like i managed to see more things. More time to let the eyes people watch and observe the surroundings. Not a bad thing.
On day 12 & 13, we basically roamed around Paris which we didn't had the luxury to do that on our first visit the previous year. Since the pictures are pretty much self-explanatory, I'll leave this post as a photo entry. Every single time I get down to editing pictures, I'll miss the times we spent there. Getting in the nostalgia mood much.
We were deceived by the weather. It was blue & sunny and we thought maybe we should just head to Jardin Du Luxembourg. Despite the weather, we took a nice and slow stroll in Luxembourg. I'm not sure if we would enjoy as much in summer so spending autumn in the gardens is not a bad idea. We get summer all year round in Singapore so this is easy, breezy beautiful. We took our time to truly appreciate and soak up the nature. Haven't done that like in donkey years.
The day I was looking forward to. We traveled to Ghent which I regret not heading over earlier. I was thinking if the bike tour of 2hrs could cover the 54 wall murals by various artist as stated by some guide online, we should be able to do that own time own target. But never did I expect the bike rental would have a deposit of 100 over euros for our 4 bikes in which per bike was only 7€. And we were only left with 5hrs usage and had to return by 6.30pm, the closing time. We had to do that otherwise we would have to return the next day to get back our deposit.. dang. And the most important thing we overlooked, we overestimated our physical self riding those bicycles.
We bought a half day tour to Zaanse Schans from the souvenir shop on our first night in Amsterdam which cost us 40 euros. The package included the visit to the windmills, the clog shoe making factory, a cruise ride from the market harbour to the cheese shop with a brief introduction and a lot of cheese tasting.
An inspiring day after the visit to 2 museums. Namely, The Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk contemporary museum. Took a walk along the canals and was rewarded with an awesome view near sunset and tried the pancakes that people raves about. Best day ever! #onlydaytwo
We arrived Amsterdam about noon 3pm and the first thing I noticed is the really well dressed commuters. About 70% of them were in jackets or coats and some guys with really neat combed hair probably styled with pomade, dressed in suit pants and leather shoes on a working day were real eye candies. So much so that I thought people in Amsterdam were better dressed than the ones I saw in Milan & Paris, ironically.
Our 3 day 2 night stay to visit the Litchfield National Park. It is well-known for its' waterfalls and waterholes. This is definitely a hotspot to stop over for campervans.
A 5-hour drive finally brought us nearer to the place where we had planned, Uluru. But first, let us admire the "sister" mountain.
We visited the Emily & Jessie Gap, Simpsons Gap and trekked the Ormiston Gorge, which was the toughest climb of the entire trip.
Alice Springs Desert Park is a place especially great for parents to bring their kids to. We spent a few hours there because we're young at heart.
From pebbles to boulders, we visited The Pebbles and Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles).
Our FIRST EVER campervan experience was a new challenge for us, to be in a 4-berth campervan trip to Northern Territory Australia
Presenting to you my last post of our Australia Perth trip.... Rottnest Island! The island that I was looking very much forward to amongst all the places we had on our itinerary. According to the internet, Rottnest Island is one of the Islands where the world's happiest animals exist!
There’s really countless of amazing beaches in Australia and we’re not even done covering the whole of the west side. With the number of beaches we’ve covered, we can safely assume that most beaches are similarly beautiful.
It was some of our first horseriding experience at Jesters Flat, Margaret River and we really enjoyed it! Not much of a sunset golden light view because it was cloudy and drizzled for a short while but it was still an awesome experience.
We visited The Blow Hole, The Gap and Natural Bridge and the Wind Farm. Our roadtrip to Albany, Perth with rainbows and a stare-off competition with cows. Yas~
Hi, long time no see, my dear blog. I'm finally back with a post. Just realised the Australia Perth trip was already a year back and I'm finally starting to work on it. Thankfully, I've written down notes that I can refer back to. So here goes, my first Perth post!