The 15-Hour Kuala Lumpur Layover

Photo Cred's to Black Hummus Diaries. 6:30 ~ Land in Kuala Lumpur International Airport Arriving off a 7-hour flight from Tokyo Haneda Airport, make your way towards the Left Luggage counter to momentarily slough off winter coats, sweaters, and heavy IKEA backpacks before entering the 30+ (~86F) degree rainforest heat. 7:30 ~ Hop on the… Continue reading The 15-Hour Kuala Lumpur Layover

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Seoul Past, Seoul Present

To get into Beijing, I took advantage of the 144-hour transit visa, which allowed me to stay in Beijing as long as I had a flight going somewhere other than where I came from. Seoul was the cheapest option, and so I went. I visited Seoul, along with Busan and Gyeongju back in 2014, and… Continue reading Seoul Past, Seoul Present

Dusty Beijing

Beijing is dusty and hazy. If you open the weather app on your phone, it will probably show you the temperature and then under it say something like, "Partly Cloudy" or "Sunny". But in Beijing, it's a bit different. So with a "Very Unhealthy Air Quality" city ahead of me, I strapped on my face… Continue reading Dusty Beijing

A Chill Escape in Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor is worth an invisible selfie moment. Taking a study break from my Hong Kong exchange student travels, I'd like to reminisce a bit about my time in Montenegro with Ivana from Black Hummus Diaries. This is the continuation of our trip through Northern Macedonia and Albania. We were lucky enough to grab a ride… Continue reading A Chill Escape in Kotor, Montenegro

Rain Over the Abode of Peace

Brunei...have you heard of it? When I was telling people about my upcoming trip to Borneo, they would (even being Hong Kong locals) say, "umm...sorry but where's that again?" "Borneo? The third largest island in the world? The one where David Attenborough makes movies about Orangutans and Proboscis Monkeys? The one with an incredibly old… Continue reading Rain Over the Abode of Peace