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    A Stranger in Moscow

    A rainy day reminded me of Moscow back in 2018 and one of my favourite Michael Jackson’s songs, “Stranger in Moscow”. After the 4-hour bullet train ride from St.Petersburg to Moscow, my tour group was welcomed by a heavy storm and 4ºC weather. However, the weather didn’t stop us to explore the city, especially the Red Square thus we continued with the walking tour #dedication During the tour, the song “Stranger in Moscow” kept playing in my head. I feel it’s beautiful and emotional… although up until now I don’t remember the lyrics. One thing I knew, I was cold! Even when it was raining heavily and the wind pierced…

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    Galentine’s Day at Sea Rock Villa, Bentota, Sri Lanka

    It’s the lovey-dovey month again (yes, FEBRUARY) and the sky has been gloomy these days. Come on, we need sunshine to welcome Valentine’s day! In February 2019, I went to Sri Lanka for a 6 days solo trip and enjoyed it to the max. The travel agent arranged a one night stay at Sea Rock Villa, Bentota before my last day and I found myself thinking, “Yes! I deserved this!”. Bentota is a resort town with clean, private beaches, comfortable resorts and less packed. It’s a contrast to Hikkaduwa, which is as busy as Kuta (Bali). If you’re thinking to have Valentine’s Day trip in Sri Lanka with bae, you…

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    Transiting in Malaysia? Here’s Your 1 Day Kuala Lumpur Express Travel Itinerary

    What would you do if you or someone you know have only one day to spend in Kuala Lumpur aka KL, Malaysia and want to experience the rich culture? Whether you’re transiting or just want to have a crash-trip in KL, I’ve crafted this post as your 1 Day Kuala Lumpur Express Travel Itinerary. I was a KL tour guide for two people who had a similar situation, therefore, the inspiration of this week’s blog post 😉 But before that, let me share the story behind this. The whole idea of being a tour guide in a city where I’ve lived in for more than 10 years is inspired by…

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    I Made Chiang Mai as My First Thailand Trip… Though It May Be Unethical

    A lot of people rave about Thailand, especially Bangkok and its paradise islands. I had enough of people telling me that I should go to Thailand, so I did, in 2018. However, instead of Bangkok or Hua Hin (the Thai’s Santorini-style destination), I chose Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai as my first Thailand trip. I know, I know. I will visit Bangkok one day, don’t worry. But if you haven’t travelled to Chiang Mai, now I’m telling you that you should :p I was browsing Thailand tour packages when I found the Chiang Mai trip. And the main reason that tickle my wanderlust soul was the Long Neck Tribe Village.…

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    Admiring the Beautiful Landscape of Morocco and the Sahara Desert

    You will not see a lot of greens in Morocco but the African country will charm you in its own way, especially the landscape. The news of Australian bushfire reminds me that we should be grateful and appreciate mother nature, and the landscape we’ve been to. Whether it’s the spectacular Norwegian fjords or the exotic Sahara desert of Morocco. Therefore, I would like to share with you the beautiful landscape of Morocco. The Morocco Landscape Traveler Photo Album I know I look fat in the photo. But I didn’t care as it was SUPER COLD in the morning in Sahara! I had layers of clothes and wished I brought my…

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    Morocco Nightlife: Buddha Bar Marrakech and Rick’s Café Casablanca

    Happy New Year 2020! This week’s post is a little bit late because, ehm, honestly I was too in the year-end mood, hehe! In this blog post, I want to share with all of you about the nightlife in Morocco. Yes! Morocco is more than an exotic culture and mesmerizing designs. During my trip to Morocco, I had really good times in Buddha Bar, Marrakech and Rick’s Café, Casablanca. Of course, the interior design of both places made the experience more worth it. The Luxurious Buddha Bar, Marrakech I prefer bars over clubs because I can’t stand the smoke. Well, unless I really feel like dancing and going wild 😛 And,…

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    Morocco Travel – A Glimpse of Bahia Palace and Marrakech Souk

    I failed. I’m sorry dear readers and friends, I declare that I failed in capturing the beauty of Bahia Palace and Marrakech souk in Morocco through my camera lens. At that time in 2015, I never dreamt of becoming a travel and finance blogger hence I didn’t really bother to take many beautiful photos of the sites. Furthermore… not to excuse myself, Moroccans do not like being photographed. Although I didn’t mean to focus on the locals, they seemed worried whenever I pointed the camera. As a girl who wandered around the souk alone with a DSLR on her hands, I tried to be polite by not taking too many…

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    Morocco: The Atlas Mountains, Todra Gorge and Sex & the City

    Marhaba! I went to Morocco in 2015 but a few months before that, I decided to watch Sex & the City 2 movie (I know I was five years too late!). Coincidentally, the second movie is filmed in Morocco! The entire movie had my jaws dropped and eyes sparkled by how fabulous those women looked. I mean, the four of them walking into a room with THAT fashion sense will make any head turns. Therefore, inspired by the movie, I opened my wardrobe and mix ‘n match my clothes carefully so I would look at least 10% as fab as those women for my Moroccan trip. Of course, my humble…