Cinderella & Her Pumpkin Kayak

Disney has it that Cinderella dressed up nicely and rode a horse driven pumpkin carriage to meet her Prince Charming at the ball. These days with rising water level as the result of global warming, she can no longer travel in a pumpkin carriage. Instead, fairy godmother has to make her a pumpkin kayak which…

Roaming Around the Luxembourgish Ardennes

Last weekend, Hayley and I went to Luxembourg for a weekend mountain retreat. Apart from visiting Vianden castle and finding mythical creatures, we also spent one full day hiking to explore what the Ardennes has to offer.    Chair Lift? Aren’t you cheaters? After playing with the ducklings in the morning, we hiked to the…

Camping Weekend In the Land of Castle and Mythical Creatures

This weekend, Hayley and I celebrated our three year wedding anniversary. Both of us have lived in the Netherlands for a few months and we are already missing the mountainous terrains, hiking and scrambling over rocks, so to treat ourselves we headed south to the Vianden in the Luxembourgish Ardennes to cure our Mountain Withdrawal…

Exploring Brabant, Netherlands On Bikes With Friends

Last weekend, a few of our friends came and visit us. It was really nice to see them again, and we decided to go out for a long bike ride and explore the Netherlands in a very Dutch way. Since there are so many places in Brabant that we haven’t yet explored, we decided to…

Dutch Orange and Tour de France Come to Aachen

Phil and Hayley, what country were you in over the weekend? We were in Deutschland! So why are you seeing Dutch orange, Dutch flags and bike enthusiasts dressed in their Tour de France outfit everywhere you looked on the streets? Are you confused yet? OK let me explain: This year the Tour de France started in…

A Random Day Out in Venlo, Netherlands

A couple of weeks ago, we decided to go to Venlo spontaneously. It is a small city in the South of the Netherlands in Limburg Province and it sits right at the border with Germany. We thought it would be an adventure explore some of the local markets and the historical town centre, as well as…

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival On South Lantau Trail – Part 2

Last year Hayley and I celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival with some of our friends by climbing up one of a rivers in New Territories. This year to make it romantic, we decided to hit the trail at the South Lantau Island, which is one of the most remote areas of Hong Kong. We literately saw…

Underground River of Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa, in my opinion, is one of the most exotic and beautiful places on the planet. A couple of hours drive from Puerto Princesa sits an underground river, which is one of the largest cave systems in the world. The river itself is over 8 km in length, all of which is subterranean. This…

Random Wandering in Puerto Princesa City, Philippines

Hayley and I went to Puerto Princesa mainly for scuba diving, but we also took some time to explore the city or as the local would call the City Proper (innit).

Instead of joining the packaged city tour by the hotel, we decided to do our DIY trip, so we can explore it on foot and at our own pace.

6 Things to do in Xi’an

Hayley and I visited Xi’an last month to celebrate her birthday. It was a long weekend but we managed to cramp in a lot within the three days. So, here are some of out top 6 highlights

Off the beaten trail adventure to Xi’an

Last month, Hayley and I had a weekend away to Xi’an, China to celebrate her birthday. It was an exciting weekend and we certainly did something that was off the beaten trail for most tourists. Apart from visiting the Terracotta Army, the city wall and the Muslim quarter, we stayed in a cave at the countryside.

Merry Diwali and Happy Christmas to my Genie

Diwali, Christmas and Genie are three words that are not normally go together in a sentence. But it seems to work in the context of Singapore, a multicultural country where people of different ethnicity and religion live harmonious next to together. Who would ever believe Ganesha (one of many Hindu gods) would be hanging out with Jesus…