My Week in Berlin

My Week in Berlin

Berlin was the last city I visited on the European portion of my two-month trip, and I decided to spend a whole week there without much of a plan at all. This week had its highs and lows, and at points I felt a little lost - "what am I doing here?". But having challenges doesn't mean I didn't still have a wonderful time. It just meant that sometimes I had to put in a little extra effort to step out of my comfort zone; sometimes I had to be okay with eating takeout in the hotel room, watching a…

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Road Trip to Île d’Orléans

Road Trip to Île d’Orléans

After exploring Old Quebec City on foot for a couple of days, I felt like I got a good taste of what the city had to offer, and itched to explore more. For the first time in my life, i rented a car by myself and set off on a day trip to explore the idyllic island of Île d'Orléans and beyond. Miscommunication and the fact that we were still technically in the low season made the car rental process a tricky one, but a little patience went a long way and eventually, I drove off to my first stop…

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Old Quebec City

Old Quebec City

Just as I was promised by friends and online travel guides, being in Old Quebec City is like stepping back in time in Europe. I know that I am in Canada, but nothing except the prevalence of poutine on restaurant signs indicates so. I spent a wonderful couple of days in the heart of Old Quebec City by myself. About 30,000 steps and 50 floors up and down later, I captured how I saw the city through these shots.

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SF Moments

SF Moments

  I kept alluding to big life changes in my very scarce blog posts in the last two months, and I'm finally just gonna say it now - a breakup, yep that's what it was, nothing groundbreaking. (If you're a friend who's a secret reader of my blog and feel left out of the loop, let's catch up I miss you!) Soon after it happened I booked a trip to NorCal to spend some quality time with friends, and that's exactly what I got - 48 hours of roaming, eating, laughing, tea-drinking, talking. Friendship is wonderful. It has been a few…

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Chicago Diaries

Chicago Diaries

Last week, I visited Windy City for the first time for five days to attend the Laver Cup, an exciting new tennis tournament (yes I love tennis but no I do not play). It was a unique, thrilling, and time consuming experience, but I managed to find time to hit up some other spots around the city.   Millennium Park Staying right in the heart of downtown allowed me to reach the park in less than ten minutes by foot. As my red-eye flight was scheduled to arrive at 5 am, I had the brilliant idea of visiting Millennium Park…

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Singapore Diaries

Singapore Diaries

After Taiwan, I experienced the urban marvel that is Singapore for the very first time. Fun fact: I have a beat up check-in red luggage that I've been using for 11 years now. I got it as a gift before traveling to Australia in the summer of 2007, during which I actually had a layover in Singapore Changi Airport! So 11 years and countless trips later, my beloved luggage made yet another trip to the great country of Singapore, except this time, it left the airport with me. Singapore is more of a city than a country (California is 579…

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