Mental baggage during work travel

Prompt #16: BAGGAGE Mental baggage can weigh us down as much as physical baggage when we travel. How do you travel lightly – either emotionally or physically?  One of the perks of my job is (if you do your work well enough), we get to fly overseas to cover events. The first I heard of this, my eyes went wide and my brain starting imagining … Continue reading Mental baggage during work travel

City of Lights, Day 15 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

Parisian cliché

Saying your favorite city is Paris has become a cliché, especially for jaded young Singaporeans who already have traipsed across Europe right after their university graduation. They’ll likely tell you that while their favorite European city is Stockholm, there’s no place like home where the transport system and the government works.

(On another note, Tokyo is slowly becoming another cliché but the people here still do not think of it yet because they like sushi and J-pop so much.)

Despite what they say, my favorite city is still Paris.

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Picnic by the Seine

My first meal in Paris was a picnic by the Seine. In the piercing early-summer sun, overlooking the Notre Dame de Paris. Here’s my unfortunate choice of not too French food. :( A short entry about my first day in the City of Lights. This entry is part of BootsnAll’s 30 Days of Indie Travel project. Day 11: Feast. The rest of my posts for the … Continue reading Picnic by the Seine

How I learned to eat like a rabbit

I hate eating raw vegetables. Maybe it’s because I’ve grown up in a Chinese household where salads are not common. I dislike the taste of raw leafy greens, eating it makes me feel like a goat. (Others would inject here: At least say a rabbit, not goat!) It wasn’t until I was in Vietnam where they consumed pails of vegetable that I learned how to … Continue reading How I learned to eat like a rabbit

Celebration by accident: Feast of Saint Eulalia, Barcelona

I was in Barcelona this February for a work trip. It was the very first time I was in Europe. Before flying off, I read up on the festivals happening in the Spanish city. I was disappointed that the Feast of Saint Eulalia was on February 12 and that I would miss it by just one day. I reached the city early in the morning. … Continue reading Celebration by accident: Feast of Saint Eulalia, Barcelona

Gift of Fear, travel edition

Blog title taken from the title of a book that everyone should read: The Gift of Fear. Travelling as a single woman takes guts. Despite putting on a brave front telling people about my solo travels, I have to admit here that I feel panicky before every single trip. “What if something bad happens??!” Worst case scenarios run through my head: my body floating in the Seine, … Continue reading Gift of Fear, travel edition