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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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25 MOST PICTURESQUE PLACES IN THE WORLD

picturesque ˌpɪktʃəˈrɛsk/ adjective (of a place or building) visually attractive, especially in a quaint or charming way. Among the many cities and tourist spots in the 32 countries to date that I’ve been to, excluding the ones located in the countries where I come from, where I used to live and where I currently live (those are the…

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ROVANIEMI, FINLAND : 12 THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT NORTHERN LIGHTS

It was a night filled with hope, northern lights and stardust. When Alex and Ulik of Helios Tours arrived on time for the pre-arranged pick up at 9:15PM from my hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland, I knew I was in a good company. Together with a random Russian tourist, I joined Helios Tour’s Hunting Northern Lights…

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ROVANIEMI, FINLAND : MY SANTA CLAUS SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN LAPLAND!

“If you live an ordinary life, all you will have is ordinary stories.”  Those were the sharp yet truthful words of  Aurora Lane, played by the stunningly gorgeous, Jennifer Lawrence in the movie, the Passengers. So here’s a rundown of my extraordinary experiences from Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland! Why travel to Finland? I am a 40 year old kid who’s…

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MY 2016 TRAVEL MEMORIES FROM 38 CITIES IN 14 COUNTRIES

It’s never been the volume of destinations but the random experiences, the priceless learning about the world and myself, the few strangers I met who became my friends, the travel memories to cherish, and most importantly, the kind of person I’ve become after each trip. Although in retrospect, I know my wanderlust has been extremely…

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FOG BLANKETED DUBAI SKYLINE

Winter is upon us here in Dubai! We’re thankful that we have been experiencing cooler mornings and longer nights. And what a way to usher in the winter season sans snow is through sighting of thick and fluffy fog that blankets the impressive Dubai skyline! Although this thick fog may cause zero visibility for several…

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INDIA IN 50 PHOTOGRAPHS

India Gate, New Delhi. Butter Chicken, Butter Naan & Indian rice. I love Indian food seriously. My travel buddy, @gelothebear (follow him on Ig). Walk, camel ride or a motorised tricycle to the gates of Taj Mahal. Ticket booths to Taj Mahal in Agra. Namaste. Good morning from Agra! One of the entrance gates to…

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