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IRAN : NIAYESH BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN SHIRAZ

On the last night of my 5-day-trip in Iran, I opted to stay at Niayesh Boutique Hotel in Shiraz.  From my personal research prior to my trip, I found out that it’s one of the favourite accommodation of tourists and even backpackers who are most of the time, budget-conscious like me. Niayesh Hotel offers private single room,…

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IRAN : DISCOVERING SHIRAZ

Despite with growling stomach and runny nose, I was sincerely smiling when I presented my passport and boarding pass at the Passport Control section upon my departure from Shiraz International Airport. All the remarkable sights and atypical experiences I had for 5 days flashed in a blink. Right that very moment, there’s a proud man…

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DUSIT THANI DUBAI FRIDAY BRUNCH

Feasting on Friday Brunch in Dubai has always been one of the most anticipated weekend activities of UAE residents like us. Nothing beats gathering and having conversation with friends and families over a great spread of food and drinks, following a long and productive workweek! And among the countless restaurants and hotels that offer Friday brunch buffets,…

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PORTRAITS BY DOCGELO

To say that living abroad and traveling provide me infinite opportunities to meet people from all walks of life, is an understatement. Indubitably, the benefits extend by becoming interactive, and eventually learning about a bit of their character, culture and identity. From random greetings to short conversation, encountering locals has never failed to promote making friends…

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ESTONIA : WINTER MORNING STROLL IN OLD TOWN TALLINN

Waking up few hours before dawn to hit the shower and prepare to go out, to explore a new place at the dead of winter sounds like a crazy idea, doesn’t it? Perhaps, only those who have strong will and extreme wanderlust would entertain such thought and pursue the plan of discovering an unfamiliar place in…

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DUBAI : RAS AL KHOR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Whoever said Dubai is only about desert safari, soaring skyscrapers, massive malls and man-made archipelago, hasn’t been to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Apart from going to Old Dubai, Jumeirah and Kite beaches, weekend brunches, themed parks and other attractions that Dubai has to offer, you can while away time and commune with nature at…

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21 PHOTOS AND 10 REASONS THAT WILL MAKE YOU TRAVEL TO MUSLIM COUNTRIES WITHOUT PREJUDICE

I was fortunate and will remain forever grateful to have chances to live and work in predominantly Muslim countries, in Malaysia for 3 years, and in United Arab Emirates at present. Expectedly, it did not only give me opportunities to grow personally and professionally, more so, it widened my perception, and made me embrace diversities of…

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FINLAND : WINTER DAYS IN HELSINKI

I honestly had no intention of going to Helsinki. When I was planning for my 9-day-winter trip for December of 2016, my eyes were on Rovaniemi (then go by ferry to Tallinn and to Riga by bus). I was excited to walk on snow, drive a snowmobile on a frozen river, meet Santa Claus, see…

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TALLINN : MY REVIEW OF THE ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL VIRU

Have you ever been to Tallinn, Estonia? Where did you stay? How was your experience?  Neither I thought that my senses will be charmed, nor my entire being would be left in awe by this attractive country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Experiencing Tallinn was like sitting in front of a fireplace on…

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HELSINKI : MY HOTEL REVIEW OF SCANDIC PAASI

Location matters. It always does. It’s on top of my priorities whenever I’m scouting the worldwide web or relying from friends’ recommendations for possible travel-accommodation, regardless if it’s a hotel, a hostel, an apartment or a room for rent. And on my recent Nordic winter trip, one trusted name in hotel industry in the region…

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