What travel means to me in one word

ESCAPE During my trip in Paris, I had an unhealthy obsession with escape signs. I didn’t really know why I felt compelled to take photos of every exit sign I see and to seek escape signs where I can’t see them. In the description of a Facebook photo album titled Escape in France (related photos here), I wrote: I discovered that I’m actually very fascinated … Continue reading What travel means to me in one word

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.

Continue reading “City of Lights, Day 15 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project”

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

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

Paris Day 1 Adventure: Musée des arts et métiers

After settling down in my petit apartement–meaning opening my suitcase and tossing out things I think I need and making it look as messy cosy as I can–I prepared for my Day 1 adventure. On the top of my list Musée des arts et métiers and then the Louvre and d’Orsay to get my year pass. Although I have yet to buy tickets to Paris … Continue reading Paris Day 1 Adventure: Musée des arts et métiers