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One Night in Shanghai

One Night in Shanghai

The temptation of taking off to Shanghai for even a short trip was too great for me to ignore. With the new high-speed train in operation, it would be very easy to hop on a train, see a bit of Shanghai, then head back to Beijing.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Golden Garuda at Monas (Jakarta, Indonesia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Golden Garuda at Monas (Jakarta, Indonesia)

The Garuda Pancasila is the national emblem of Indonesia and features plenty of symbolism. This Golden Garuda can be found at the Independence Room of the Monas in Jakarta.
My First Travel Massive Singapore Experience

My First Travel Massive Singapore Experience

On 17 October, I attended Travel Massive Singapore, "a global initiative to connect people in the travel industry locally." It was a great networking event, and I met a lot of different people who were doing many different interesting things in travel.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Kapitan Keling Mosque (Penang, Malaysia)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Kapitan Keling Mosque (Penang, Malaysia)

Kapitan Keling Mosque is perhaps the most recognizable mosque in Penang. It was believed to have been established in 1801.
7 Reasons to Visit Singapore in November 2011

7 Reasons to Visit Singapore in November 2011

Singapore, boring? Never. Singapore may be small, but there’s always something happening somewhere. This November, check out some art, the Titanic, cool bands, German films, Ian Thorpe, and Kevin Spacey.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Graffiti and Posters on a Berlin Street (Berlin, Germany)

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Graffiti and Posters on a Berlin Street (Berlin, Germany)

What I liked best about Berlin, Germany was the vibrant and open culture. This wall I passed by on the streets of Berlin probably best embodies that city’s vibrant spirit.
How My Night at a Hospital Was Better than a Night at a Hostel

How My Night at a Hospital Was Better than a Night at a Hostel

Yesterday, I was sent off to Singapore General Hospital, which decided I needed to stay for a few nights for observation. After spending a night, I’ve found that it’s not so bad. My stay has so far been better than most nights at a hostel.
TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Netherlands

TravelTuesday Picture of the Week: Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Royal Palace of Amsterdam was originally built to be the Town Hall. It is now used by Queen Beatrix for official functions during state visits and other official receptions.
7 Awesome Things I Did in Beijing (and 1 I Passed On)

7 Awesome Things I Did in Beijing (and 1 I Passed On)

I’d previously come up with a list of things I wanted to do in Beijing. I’m happy to say that I did most of those things on the list, but with one notable exception.
8 Things I Want to Do in Beijing

8 Things I Want to Do in Beijing

On Wednesday morning, I’ll be flying to Beijing. This will be my first ever trip to China, so naturally I’m more than a little excited. It seems like there’s so much to do in Beijing. Here are some things I definitely want to do while I’m actually there.
The Three-Hour China Visa

The Three-Hour China Visa

Last Thursday, I woke up hungover shortly before 11am. Upon gathering my senses, I decided I was going to China on the following week. Three hours after waking up and making that decision, I got my Chinese visa approved. Incredible? Sort of.
Visiting Home

Visiting Home

After nearly two years since moving to Singapore, I'm finally flying home. But this isn't a tourist trip; it's almost strictly a social visit, with its own challenges and perks.