Cinque Terre and Pisa

For our first day in Florence, Amy and I decided to do a day trip to Pisa and Cinque Terre instead of exploring the city itself. We woke up bright and early and left our airbnb apartment at 7:30am. We took the train to Pisa to see the famous leaning tower. My impression of the … Continue reading Cinque Terre and Pisa


A Day in Vatican City

First day in Rome. Since it was scheduled to rain, my traveling buddy Amy and I bundled up and headed to the Vatican.Unfortunately it didn’t rain at all -_- Or I guess that’s fortunate, right? First impressions on Rome: there are tourists EVERYWHERE. You can tell because they all walk in groups. They are wearing matching … Continue reading A Day in Vatican City

Make your own perfume! Grasse, France

Google "perfume capital of the world" and see what comes up. Chances are, you'll see results for Grasse, France - a small town that you may not have heard of before, but is the home to a long tradition of flower fields and perfumes.With so many scents to choose from, how do you make sure … Continue reading Make your own perfume! Grasse, France

A Nice day in Nice, France

When I found out that I would be studying abroad in Nice, I admittedly didn't know anything about the Côte d'Azur. But I looked forward to gorging on croissants, canoodling with French guys, and working on my tan at the beach. Well, imagine my disappointment when it turned out that my study program wasn't exactly in the … Continue reading A Nice day in Nice, France

Sydney Opera House!

Today I stood in front of one of the most photographed buildings in the world - the Sydney Opera House. Aaaaaah! My friend Kevin and I took the train from Town Hall to Millson's Point, which is across the Harbour Bridge. After some time searching for the bridge stairs, we finally found it and we … Continue reading Sydney Opera House!

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Melbourne has a strong Chinese community, something that I noticed the moment I got off the plane. The signs at the airport were written in English and Chinese. Of course, maybe that's just because I got off a Chinese airline. But today's visit to the Chinese Garden of Friendship basically said it loud and clear: there … Continue reading Chinese Garden of Friendship

Let’s go to the beach, each, let’s go get away

The day started with me burning my tongue on some cup noodles. Sigh. Today Kevin and I are going to the beach! Aw yeah. We walked from our hotel to Pyrmont Wharf to catch the ferry. We didn't know how to ride it though... like nobody was selling tickets. So we thought maybe we bought … Continue reading Let’s go to the beach, each, let’s go get away