Category: Travel

Since I wanted to avoid creating a category for each country I visited, I created Travel. That way I can also include posts about local trips or day trips. Some countries that may be mentioned in this category include Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Japan.

My parents are from Indonesia, and a lot of my family lives there. The last time I visited Indonesia was in 2012, when one of my cousins got married. I don’t really like Indonesia in general, mostly because I get strange looks and weird comments because of my complexion and non-native appearance.

I visited Hong Kong for the second time, in December 2013. I first visited in about 1996 when I was six years old, and apparently lost my first tooth there. I really liked the McDonald’s Happy Meal toys.

I studied Japanese in high school for about four years. I don’t remember very much of the vocabulary, but I have very good reading ability of hiragana and katakana characters. Kanji not so much, though. I visited Japan in 2013. I absolutely adore their cuisine and culture.

The first stop on our honeymoon was Seoul, in South Korea. We explored areas like Myeongdong, Itaewon, Insadong and Hongdae. This is the first of two parts in a recount of our adventures in Seoul.

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Nick and I visited Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth. The only way to get around the island is to drive or ride a bike, so we hired bikes!

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I recount my Sunday in Perth! I explored the city and its tourist attractions on my own. I’ve got a bunch of pictures I took on my phone. I had some great food, saw some great views, and visited a little retro video game museum too.

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I am in Perth today, which is on the other side of Australia. It was a five-hour flight, which was honestly quite pleasant. I spent the afternoon walking around and exploring. But what makes this experience new, beyond the fact that I have never been to Perth before, is that this is the first time I am travelling alone.

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Got a few minutes? Good! Then you can watch this little video Nick and I put together of our trip to Europe and Singapore. It’s under four minutes (promise) and it’s set to one song. Nothing too excruciating, and it’s pretty fast-paced as well. 🙂

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