Follow Jerm as he checks in a ryokan and explores onsen in Hakone! Continue reading Hakone: Staying in a Ryokan and bathing in Onsen twice a day
Follow Jerm as he travelled Siem Reap, visited three beautiful temples, and clocked 12 km of walking in a day. Continue reading Siem Reap: Discovering more than just Angkor Wat on foot, 12 km a day
Follow Jerm as he pins his first Middle Eastern country, and shares his stories about luxury hotels, beaches, food and the most inclusive people! Continue reading Muscat: My first pin in the Middle East, and it was totally out of my expectations!
Following my previous post on my South Korea trip, some of you asked for my travel itinerary. Here it goes, as much as I can recall back from my not-the-best memory. As I mentioned in the previous post, I joined a 7D6N ground tour organised by Apple Tour. After the tour, I extended my trip and stayed on for 2 more nights in Seoul. Day … Continue reading South Korea: My 9 days travel itinerary
Last year, I celebrated my birthday weekend in Penang! It was a short weekend stay, not my first time to Penang, so I wanted a slow and easy trip. Day 1, we checked in this nice boutique hotel, You Le Yuan. The hotel grounds and amenities were lovely. However, just be mindful it is opposite a school, and “kiasu” (competitive) school has band practice on … Continue reading Penang: Birthday and bruises
Follow Jerm as he shares his love hate relationship with Paris, the do and don’t, and his favourite French pastry in Paris!
Peranakans are descendants of Chinese migrants who first settled in Penang and Melaka, and later inter married with Malays. As such, peranakan cuisine combines both Chinese and Malays influences. Last year, I celebrated my birthday at this Peranakan fine dining, Kebaya Dining Room, in Penang. The restaurant is part of The Seven Terraces, which is a luxury boutique hotel of Anglo Chinese architecture. The restaurant … Continue reading Penang: Kebaya Dining Room, local Peranakan fusion fine dining
Berlin was one of the first European cities I visited. I remember, as soon as I got off the Berlin Hbf (main train station), I was so excited with all the spaces, urban planning, architectures and colours of this vibrant city! Getting around Berlin (and Germany in general) has one of the best public transportation systems in Europe, albeit a bit pricey. Getting around Berlin, … Continue reading Berlin: 5 museums on an island
Melaka (or Malacca) is one of the states on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. My youngest brother completed his tertiary education there, and continued on working as a Engineer. (Yes, we are a brotherhood of 3 engineers.) I visited Melaka a few times, and every time I am there, it has never lost its charm for me. Melaka is one of my favourite cities, … Continue reading Melaka: Melting pot of cultures & culinary influences
During our short stay in Krabi, it took us after 2 nights to later realise we were staying in the “boring” side of town. You see, there are two parts in Krabi, i.e. Krabi town (on the upriver up the coast, where we stayed, where everything closes at sun down, and nothing opens before 1200 hrs), and Ao Nang, which is the more happening area, … Continue reading Krabi: Finally a decent breakfast