31 Aug, 2019 in Trieste, Visions

After exploring a bit of Croatia, and before venturing off to Slovenia, I wanted to see a part of Italy I have not been to before, just near those two countries – Trieste. I’ve made it to Venice a few times, but always failed to take the two hours east to the border to visit […]

31 Aug, 2019 in Split, Visions

Split is a gorgeous town at the center of Croatia, with the best mix: great old town with lots of history, pristine beautiful beaches, quick island getaways, and high mountains. It doesn’t get much better than this. Though it’s touristy, if you know where to go, and you don’t mind venturing off a bit, you […]

25 Aug, 2019 in Visions, Zagreb

In my recent visit to Croatia, I spent a few wonderful days in the capital city Zagreb. It’s a wonderful cultural city, with a pleasant old town, lovely parks, a large selection of specialty museums (museum of broken hearts, 80s, and war photography, to name a few), and lots of funky bars and restaurants. I […]

17 Aug, 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Been hoping to get around to visit Slovenia for quite some time, and this year I finally got the chance. From Trieste in Italy, I took a disaster Flixbus to Ljubljana and stayed for long weekend. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and so was very pleasantly surprised at the somewhat hipster vibe in the […]

15 Aug, 2019 in Hvar, Visions

This summer I needed a retreat following a European work visit, so I took a quick flight to Rijeka in Croatia so get closer to the coastline and get some warm weather. After a quick visit to Zagreb, I took a flight down to Split, and after a couple of days decided to take the […]

18 Apr, 2019 in Singapore

Last time I visited Singapore was in 2014, so a visit was long overdue. I got an invite to come over and spend some time with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) at the very far west side of Singapore, away from the Singaporean hustle bustle center, though nothing in Singapore is ever very far. I spend […]

25 Mar, 2019 in Chang Mai, Visions

Chang Mai was my first stop in Asia. Before Chang Mai, I had no idea what Asia was like. I was originally set to start from Bangkok, but then everyone warned me that I should aim for a softer landing and immediately take a domestic flight to Chang Mai. And they were right, later when […]

10 Mar, 2019 in Bangkok, Visions

Thailand was my first stop in Asia, where I spent over 3 months, on and off. It’s been 14 years since I left, and did not have a chance to visit back until this year. I was curious to see what I’ll remember and how I’ll feel about things. To my surprise, there’s very little I […]

25 Dec, 2018 in Quang Nam Province, Visions

I recently made a nostalgia trip to Vietnam, after 13 years of being away. Long ago, in 2005, I was backpacking through south-east Asia, and somehow got stuck for 2 months in the little town of Hoi An. The only reason I left was that my visa ran out. There was a special charm to […]

21 Dec, 2018 in Paris, Visions

This year I was fortunate to have a couple of weeks to spend in Paris and go and explore beyond what I already saw in my previous visits. I’ve been to Paris quite a few times, but it seems like every visit my understanding of the city becomes more nuanced, I notice different things, my […]

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