Chaya and Her Phuket

Apologizing for being a tad late, she led us to her car, which was double-parked in front of our hotel. She is Khun Kritchaya or Chaya for short, founder of Phuket Heritage Trails and a Phuket native. Chaya with my team Spend a few hours with her and you will learn to appreciate Phuket. She … Continue reading Chaya and Her Phuket

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Ubud

I’ll drop everything and hop on a flight with you just at the mention of the word. Ubud is one of the places I go to recharge (read my old post on Ubud here). The cultural heartland of Bali, surrounded by rice fields and lush greenery, is my place of rest and inspiration. It’s a … Continue reading Ubud

Hanoi’s Charm

One reason I love Hanoi is this stunning lake. Serene, spellbinding, and picture-perfect – makes for a pleasant walk, and you will definitely walk by it more than once a day.  And because the Old Quarter surrounds it, it is a good reference point when navigating the city. Hoan Kiem Lake is the heart of … Continue reading Hanoi’s Charm

Random Travel Snaps: The Orangutans of Borneo

Threatened by logging and captivity, their population dwindles through the years.  These so-called “men of the forest” are estimated to be as few as 10,000 still in the wild. In 2007, I followed the path of a boardwalk that led me to a viewing gallery and a feeding platform.  There were a few orangutans on … Continue reading Random Travel Snaps: The Orangutans of Borneo

Kuang Si Falls

Picturesque and very accessible – Kuang Si falls, 29 km south of Luang Prabang, has become a popular attraction outside of the world heritage city.  Surrounded by lush forest, the falls is 3 tiered, all picture perfect. The breathtaking main falls is 60 meters high while the rest, equally stunning, are 1-3 meter cascades that … Continue reading Kuang Si Falls