Diving and Wildlife Adventure in Borneo (Interview)

I’m so excited to introduce a new interview series called Travel Chats, where I invite female friends, bloggers and IGers to share their latest adventures. The goal is to inspire you to discover new destinations and get to know some amazing fellow travellers and their stories. The best part? They share their practical tips & advice (the good stuff you won’t find on a guidebook) to help you plan your trip. On this first interview, my friend Vania shares with…
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What to pack for your Sri Lanka trip

Packing for Sri Lanka can be overwhelming, I know! Depending on which region and what time of the year you visit, your travel essentials will be different. The first time we went to the tea plantation region of Nuwara Eliya years ago, I remember it was quite chilly and found myself having to wear the same jacket every day because that’s all I had taken with me, thinking it was going to be tropical weather! #facepalm This year we visited…
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Bundala National Park in Sri Lanka – is it worth it?

When it comes to wildfire safaris in Sri Lanka, Bundala National Park is not as famous as Udawalawe or Yala, but it can be a rewarding experience to those who decide to give it a go despite not being a popular choice. Keep on reading to find out if this park would be a good option for you. About the park Bundala National Park is home of 197 species of migratory water birds in Sri Lanka and was designated as a biosphere reserve by…
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Tangalle (Sri Lanka) as a digital nomad destination

After a few months living in the USA, my husband and I decided to take one month off as digital nomads to work on our personal projects. After considering a few options, we quickly narrowed it down to Sri Lanka. We had visited back in 2013 and immediately fell in love with the beautiful landscapes, food and friendly people. We considered several towns but ultimately chose Tangalle, a fishing town in the south of Sri Lanka, to be our base…
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A guide to Tangalle, home to Sri Lanka’s most beautiful beaches

Golden sand. Emerald waters. Unspoilt beaches. These are some of the reasons we chose Tangalle for an awesome 20 days of beach bumming, yoga and Sri Lankan cuisine (and a bit of work). Having already visited Galle and Mirissa in the first week of our 1 month South Sri Lanka trip, we were looking forward to settling down in a quieter part of the South. Related Posts: Things to do in and around Galle, Top 5 things to do in…
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Top things to do in Mirissa (besides Secret Beach) – Sri Lanka

In recent years, Mirissa has become synonymous with Southern Sri Lanka as more travellers make their way here in search of a perfect beach. Although a small town, the whole area has positioned itself to serve the growing demand for international food, nightlife and other modern comforts. Here’s 5 things not to be missed! Top things to do in Mirissa COCONUT TREE HILL Starting from the east, we kicked off your day of exploration at a Coconut Tree Hill, a magnificent…
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Things to do in and around Galle – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka will always be a special destination for us. Five years ago to the date, my husband and I have ventured out here on our first holiday together. Needless to say, our return after half a decade was one of excitement & reminiscences.  Our Sri Lanka Route This time around, being on a sabbatical, we were uncharacteristically generous with time. Our one month “grande aventure” in Sri Lanka was to start in Colombo’s Airport and lead us south toward…
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A Local’s Guide to the Best Cafes in Hong Kong

Greetings from Hong Kong! We are currently back in this amazing city for a week as we prepare to leave the country for good (For those who are new to my blog, I lived in Hong Kong for 3 years before we started to travel full time from January this year). In between all the admin errands and catch-ups with friends,  I took the opportunity to revisit my all time favorite cafes. After a long haul flight from San Francisco…
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Hong Kong: 5 spots in Sheung Wan that you cannot miss

Having lived in Sheung Wan for 2.5 years, I’m totally biased but I do believe it’s one of the coolest neighbourhoods on the Hong Kong Island. A perfect blend of traditional Hong Kong lifestyle and western hip hangouts, Sheung Wan is one of the best areas to live & eat – and visit if you’re a tourist! Here are my top 5 favourite spots that you cannot miss if you visit the area: Hollywood Road A quiet street that has…
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A weekend in Singapore

Greetings from Singapore! This was a totally impromptu trip. My husband confirmed a business trip and I thought it’d be fun to join him for a few days. We’re staying at the Westin, which is a lovely hotel  located in the heart of the central business district. Last time I was here I took you on a walk around Tiong Bahru and Haji Lane, two of my favorite neighbourhoods. This time, the focus was pretty much on eating good food, the occasional…
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