Taiwan is known to be the heart of Asia because of the warmth of the people. My first trip to Taiwan was 2004 (study abroad in university) and this particular trip was in 2013 (mother-daughter bonding). I was based in Hong Kong and brought my mom to Asia for a month. Taiwan was a weekendContinue reading “Taiwan”

Sri Lanka

My first trip to Sri Lanka was a last minute romantic Easter weekend getaway in 2010. We spent some time rummaging through markets in the city then took a leisurely road trip along the coast, visiting sea turtle nurseries along the way.  My first scuba diving experience was AMAZING! Our Dive Instructor (Indian version ofContinue reading “Sri Lanka”


Trip highlights: Overnight train from Bangkok, Thailand to Vientiane, Laos. My passport was taken and I was almost kidnapped by the ‘border control’. Random walks down dusty roads. Museum visits. Street food. Strangers turned into friends. Travel buddy and I were invited into the quarters of a Monk in training (personalised tour in exchange forContinue reading “Laos”