Hokkaido: Furano and Asahikawa (Day 2)

On day 2, we had a super leisurely breakfast and checked out of the ibis, headed across the street to the Times Car rental where we picked up our car, and commenced our drive to Furano, where lavender fields await! Moerenuma Park The whole ride wasn’t that long actually. It’s just that in between, we…

Hokkaido: Driving in Hokkaido

Hokkaido, land of… instagrammable lavender fields and fresh vegetables – that seriously was my impression of Hokkaido before I set foot in it, and well, they were proved right. After we booked tickets we seriously spent a long time deciding between train-ing Hokkaido (as our friends had done it before!) and self-driving. What ultimately swayed…

Hokkaido: Sapporo (Day 1)

Hello friends! We just returned from Hokkaido and we definitely wish we were still there. I think it’s really one of the best holidays that we’ve had in ages – and self drive at that (yes, I drove! I will try to cover the driving stuff in a separate post). Hokkaido is truly one of…

Shanghai: Laowang Hotpot (捞王锅物料理)

This was the greatest discovery this trip – thanks a lot to CEW who introduced this magical place to me. No regrets skipping Haidilao to try a new hotpot spot, which we enjoyed so much that we returned on our last night. Ordering This is the important part. As ordering is by way of scanning…

Shanghai Disneyland!

Hello world, from behind the Great Firewall! I’ve been meaning to write a post about my day at Shanghai Disneyland / useful tips for China in general because of the limited information available online on Shanghai Disneyland. I surfed a lot of blogs before I visited in order to plan my strategy for Disney, and…

Bangkok: Mother May I

I didn’t have any expectations coming into here – I just knew it was going to be picturesque and the ambience, really chill. Gotta say that this is the best dining spot this trip (in terms of price / ambience / food combined): set in a colonial bungalow with a patio for outdoor dining and…

Bangkok: The Never Ending Summer

A quick post on the most gorgeous space (ever) in the heart of Bangkok – with a name like The Never Ending Summer, how could I not make a visit? Located beside the Chao Praya river, it is easily accessible by a cab / uber / grab / water taxi from Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain…

Tokyo: My Favourites (aka a Beginner’s Guide to Tokyo)

One of my colleagues is heading to Tokyo shortly and I am insanely jealous – I love Tokyo! Immediately I think of certain things I want to go back and eat, which triggered this entry – what are the food that I will return to eat, time and again? Each of these foods are foods…

California dreamin’ (Part 4)

The last post on my Californian trip – finally? It was such a loooong trip of good food – and I think I have not lost all the weight I put on since California. This post continues from where the last left off and covers Palo Alto (very briefly) and San Francisco, the last city…

Hong Kong: Lee Lo Mei

Interrupting the California posts (one more to go) to write this before I forget dinner at Lee Lo Mei and well, Rach had also asked me why there was so few Hong Kong posts considering I visit it almost every year. So here I am. We only found Lee Lo Mei because of Onyee’s great…