Taiwan is my old home, so whenever I visit I’m overwhelmed with strong feelings of nostalgia and yearning. I used to visit once or twice a year, but haven’t since the pandemic, and so when Taiwan finally opened up in
Whenever I’m in Europe or the Middle East and need to chill, Greece comes to the rescue. It’s one of my favorite destinations anywhere in the world, and so after a hectic first half of 2023 my first stop in
Been to France many times, but always in the area of Paris or to the north, and it was long overdue for me to visit the southern part of France. In 2023, when visiting Paris, I decided to take a
Norway has been on my TODO list for many years, but I never got around to visiting it, until 2023. Finally, the world opened up, and following a European tour I finally managed to schedule something in Norway, and spend
After three hectic months stuck in Hong Kong, the last stage of a long pandemic, I was finally able to venture out in December 2023 to visit one of my favorite countries – Japan. I’ve previously visited and enjoyed the
It’s been over a decade since I last visit Istanbul, and a new visit was long overdue. I somehow timed it after Easter and at the height of Eid al-Fitr at the end of the Ramadan, which I thought was
After a somewhat challenging first half of 2023 in visiting Malaysia and Indonesia, Greece seemed like a very calm and charming place to rewind and recharge. I visited around Easter time, which meant that everything was off season very quiet.
I’ve heard so much about Penang over the years and have always wanted to go, but had some technical difficulties in being able to visit Malaysia. Two years ago these technical difficulties were resolved and I finally got to wander
Visiting Johannesburg, I joined a tour of Soweto. Having listened to Trevor Noah’s book on his childhood growing up in Soweto, it was interesting to try and make sense of what life might have been like growing up in that
On my way to Beer Sheva in the southern desert part of Israel I was looking for nearby local attractions, and noticed a couple of historical sites I have not been to before, and decided to stop by. Well, surprise.