Long Train to Ella

In the old capital of Kandy, we sat in the train station with a hoard of other tourists waiting for the train. Our destination was Ella, far away in the mountains among tea covered hills and Ayurvedic spa's. The train trip from Kandy to Ella is regarded as one of the prettiest train rides in… Continue reading Long Train to Ella

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Cave Temples and Castle Rocks, Sri Lanka

After our long Kuala Lumpur Layover, Ivana and I arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka pretty tired and sweaty at 23:30. Once we got to Steps Backpacker's Hostel, we fell asleep pretty instantly. The next day, we got up fairly early to grab breakfast and head to the bus station for our ride out of Colombo.… Continue reading Cave Temples and Castle Rocks, Sri Lanka

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

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

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