The Scenic Routes of Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc Scenic Route

First, a disclaimer: This all happened in November 2015, at the end of the rainy season, so don’t take this as up-to-date fact, but more as an entertaining story. I’m sure Phu Quoc is very different nowadays – and outside the rainy season. The Phu Quoc islands – I’d always heard loads about them. They […]

Do it like Dubai

“HAPPINESS IS SITTING DOWN IN AN EMIRATES PLANE.” Especially when that Emirates plane is bound for Dubai. Ever since Tom Cruise climbed that magnificent mirror-covered Burj Khalifa in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, I had near-unhealthy obsession with Dubai. The reflection of Monsieur Cruise (not that I am particularly a fan) and the insane backdrop of […]

The unique styles of Gangnam

Gangnam is the Chelsea of Seoul, posh and rich. As a boringly typical fan of contemporary inane pop music, visiting Gangnam was my Priority Number 1 while in Seoul. Obviously it was also a vital source of weird and wonderful Korean culture, so today, let me introduce you to the styles of Gangnam; the good, the bad but certainly […]


Make sure you are undaunted and secure with your relationship status when you travel to South Korea, especially if you happen to visit on the 14th. Koreans are well-known for their love of anything adorably cute, beautifully romantic or sickeningly soppy (depending on your way of thinking), and have unofficially christened the 14th as variedly […]

The secret of the Fushimi Inari fox

“You’ve seen the deer village, what about the fox village?” asked my Canadian Tokyo hostel buddy. I hadn’t heard of the ‘fox village’. I had, however, heard of Fushimi Inari, boasting the #1 slot on both Tripadvisor Kyoto as well as Tripadvisor Japan. I was slightly disappointed just now to find it only on place #25 […]