When I was a teen, I read an article about the top 5 beaches in the world and one of them was in El Nido. Ever since then, I’d been dreaming of visiting the Palawan Islands. Over a decade later, my dream was finally coming true. With much planning and research, I organised a week-long […]Read more "Palawan Islands: all the hues of blues"
El Nido The Must-See Sights The Big Lagoon and Small Lagoon are possibly the most magnificent sea sights I’ve seen in my life. The aqua blue and crystal clear water is surrounded by steep sharp limestone walls and I couldn’t help but feel in awe as I swam through the lagoons. You can’t come to El […]Read more "The Hit List: El Nido"
Coron The Must-See Sights A wooden jetty floats above the sea so clear you can see the sand that lies beneath; we follow it as we walk towards the entrance of Kayagan Lake. The trail of people in bright orange life jackets are a stark contrast against the serene nature that surrounds us. A steep […]Read more "The Hit List: Coron"
Dirty streets littered with dust, hay and newspapers, coloured like the rainbow by vendors selling exotic fruits and dyed linens – this is what I imaged when I thought “India”. Welcome to Jaipur. Following the Lonely Planet India self-guided walking tour, we start in The City Palace. Set within pink stone walls, this beautiful […]Read more "JAIPUR: REAL INDIA"
So marvelous it beckons you, then takes your breath away. Arguably the most iconic place to visit when in India, seeing the Taj Mahal is a ‘must do’ that will undoubtedly leave everyone who visits in awe. With off-white marble that glimmers in the sun, delicate engravings and pieces of precious stones, each placed with meticulous precision, the Taj Mahal […]Read more "Agra: beauty beyond belief"
Delhi – notorious for its noise, pollution, and crowds – exceeded its expectations. For those stepping into India for the first time, Delhi can be a shock to the system. The endless noise and chaos that surrounds you upon arrival, and until departure, is overwhelming. Though it is the capital of this beautiful and varied country, […]Read more "Delhi: Endless noise"
The air is thick. The heat radiates down from the sky and up from the ground. I sweat so much I can almost ring out my clothes (and I’m not one to sweat easily). At times I’m not sure if I want to throw up or s#*t myself. My lungs scream for me to stop, […]Read more "R. U. N."