• Travel

    I Flew Almost 24h to Cuba Only to Find It’s Quite Similar to Asia

    When it comes to Latin American countries, what pops on your mind? Exotic culture, sensual music, sexy people… “Despacito” and “Havana”, perhaps? Been to Cuba in April 2018, I agree with that. However, there are things that many people, especially Asian, will find it shocking when they travel to Cuba. That’s mainly because we don’t realise that Latin American countries are underdeveloped. After sitting on the plane for almost 24 hours and feeling my a$$ flatten like chapati, quite a number of things made my jaws dropped during my 15-day tour. I was like, ‘I traveled from far far away to find this??’. Although surprising, I enjoyed the trip! It’s…

  • Life,  Money,  Travel

    Why People Need to Stop Judging How Female Solo Travellers Fund Their Trips

    By this time, I guess you’ve read some news about female solo travellers get raped or killed while travelling. The worse part, some people blame the victims for travelling alone. An article published in 2016 by The Guardian “Why is Travelling Alone Still Considered a Risky, Frivolous Pursuit for Women?” discusses a very interesting topic about double standards on female solo travellers.  Besides of sexual violence and gender inequality, let me add one more double standards on female solo travellers: how we fund the trips. People often praise male solo travellers for their adventurous personalities. If they’re executives, the more countries they visit, they seem to be more successful in…

  • Money,  Travel

    To Travel or To Save? How to End the Dilemma

    To travel or to save? It’s a question many people have, especially when it’s holiday season and airlines are giving special prices for flight tickets. If you’re an office worker who wasn’t born with a silver spoon like me, it’s normal to think that it’s better to save for emergency and retirement than to travel. However, what if you’re born as a wanderlust and travelling is considered a need? I personally don’t want to live in resentment. Chasing my dream keeps me motivated and passionate in life. After all, what’s the purpose of saving all the money if (touch wood) I’m gonna die tomorrow? #dilemma When I decided to embark…