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Exploring Lake District Without a Car

Unlike many parts of Europe, where the best spots are often only accessed by car, Lake District is surprisingly well-connected by public transport. From the moment I got off my 8-hour coach ride from London (£48.40) at Windermere, a friendly Stagecoach staff handed me a booklet that contains a…

London Munching

London has always been about the company rather than the attractions for me. It’s a big, busy city with loads to do, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than with friends. The moment we arrived, Keith and I were immediately  welcomed to Pat and Afsar’s home…

Rivierenhof park in Antwerp

I’ve been in and out of Antwerp for almost 2 months, and I don’t have a single post on it! Shame on me. But it’s also mainly because we just do normal family stuff here — birthday parties, simple meals out, shopping, and running errands. But today, mum…

Rock Werchter & Leuven

The great thing about Singapore is that you meet people from all over the world there. Pietr is a friend whom I met back home who grew up in Leuven, a town that’s 30km from Brussels. And as soon as we learned that we’d both be in Belgium this…

A Lousy Tourist in Barcelona

Most of the gang left Barcelona in the morning, but I stayed on for another day because I haven’t been here before. I decided to take the touristy hop on and off Barcelona city tour for €27 because I was pretty damn tired from the lack of sleep. I…

Sonar music festival 2015

I just got back from Barcelona on Monday and I’m already missing it badly. I only had a taster, and I’m feeling pretty regretful about leaving Spain so early. I thought that 1 extra day apart from the 3 days and 2 nights of Sonar music festival would…

Being Wholesome in Munich

The DB train took us swiftly from Berlin to Munich (€59 each) on a Sunday, and we descended on an (almost) dead town. Our airbnb apartment this time around was a small studio apartment located in Karlstraße, with a queen-sized bed, sofa bed, and kitchenette packed into the…

Berlin Destroyed our Body Clocks

We got the early train out of Amsterdam on the DB Bahn to Berlin (it cost €49 each), which turned out to be quite an unpleasant ride. Our seats were not indicated on the ticket, so we just plonked ourselves down anywhere we pleased. In the subsequent stops,…

Slowing down in Amsterdam

Back in 2005 when I first visited Amsterdam, I concluded that the city was just like Anne Frank’s diary — dull. All I remember from it is the incredibly boring river cruise and the awkward walk down the red light district with my family. But now that I’m…

Recalling Tomorrow

I wish I could say that Tomorrowland in Belgium was the biggest and best music festival I’ve ever been to. I also wish that statement didn’t cost €272.02. Of course I had heaps of fun. But the heap was not as high as I expected. It was the…

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