Monday, September 16, 2019
Sending everyone love and few postcards from Sapa, Vietnam.
I had no intention at all to visit Hanoi this year until Facebook reminded me this time 4 years ago I made it to Hanoi for the very first time after 30 hours bus ride from Laos ( trust me you don’t want to go through what people say ‘the night bus journey from hell’ ). I thought oh well it’s been a while, let’s go back to Hanoi and visit Sapa.
Sipping my coffee in my hotel room in Sapa, I couldn’t help but comparing the way I live and travel 4 years ago to the person I am today. Some things change, some things stay the same. Still curious, brave and adventurous, I love how I left a bit of myself in every place I visited. I grow stronger and more confident in my own skin. With each day gives you another opportunity to begin again and write a new story, I want to fill my pages with good memories, adventures, progress, love and portraits from all around the world.
How to get to Sapa from Hanoi:
Train from Hanoi Tran Quy Cap station (B Station) to Lao Cai. I purchased the ticket from www.vietnamimpressive.com for USD29/one way
From Lao Cai Station, exit the station turn left and catch a minivan for 30000 VND/one way to Sapa
Where to stay:
Sapa Centre Hotel ( USD 25-30 for standard room )
Where to eat:
The Lizard Restaurant
Le Gecko Cafe
Good Morning Vietnam
Thursday, September 5, 2019
This country has been nothing short of amazing from day one. I am extremely grateful to be able to visit and experience so many wonderful things I never thought I could in my life. Everywhere you go in Peru, you’d feel the love, kindness, and magic. The other day I was just sitting at the hotel lobby and my security guard suddenly came up to me with a cup of warm eucalyptus. He said eucalyptus is good to keep me warm especially during winter like this. A simple act of kindness that never fails to make me smile and grateful. Being alone in a foreign country is not always easy, but I’m glad I always meet good people. From travelers I met on the bus, to people I went trekking with, hotel staff who made my bed and waitress at Creperia La Bo’m who greet me with smile and know my favorite crepe, all I can say is Peru has stolen my heart and I know one day I’m gonna come back. It feels like as if life taking care of me, but also I do believe good people attract good people and a little kindness does go a long way.
Where to eat?
Cicciolina ( Peruvian & international ), La Bodega 138 ( Italian ), Creperia La Bo’m ( Crepe ), Kintaro ( Japanese )
Museu Del Cafe, Creperia La Bo’m
Where to stay?
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Flashing back to a beautiful summer exploring Zagreb - Split - Dubrovnik. Croatia has been on my bucket list for a while so I’m super happy to finally visit this country for almost 2 weeks and reunited with a good friend of mine in Zagreb.
I absolutely love Zagreb and Split. It was nice to slow down a bit, spoil myself with delicious Croatian food and cocktails. But unfortunately Dubrovnik is just way tooooo crowded, touristy, and expensive I didn’t enjoy the city so much so I left after two days. Many people come to Dubrovnik with a mission to visit the set of Game of Thrones, well even though I didn’t join any Game of Thrones tour, still I found it cool, inspiring and funny in the same time how everywhere you go in Dubrovnik, you’d hear everything about GoT.
But even if you’re not a fan of Game of Thrones and have extra time, do visit Krka National Park located around 2 hours from Dubrovnik. You can either join the tour or take a public bus to the national park, overall it was pretty easy to get there on your own and was a good day trip back in nature and escaping the crazy GoT crowd.