A Bit Off Japan’s Beaten Path

It is time to say goodbye to Hong-Kong. Dear Hong-Kong, thank you for the scorching heats and dripping sweats from the armpit of hell, the delicious pork barbecue, the stinging incense in your temples, and the pumping beat of your underground music. You are a city I have come to love and despise at the… Continue reading A Bit Off Japan’s Beaten Path

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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

Bears, Monkeys, the Borneo Basics

My trip to Brunei was the perfect introduction to Borneo. I polished up my basic Malay a bit, got acquainted with the way of life and some of the Muslim values, and got excited to see much much more of this beautiful island. Unfortunately, these weekend rambles don't allow for enough time, so I have… Continue reading Bears, Monkeys, the Borneo Basics