Monaco & The French Riviera (Côte d’Azur): Sisterhood of the Travelling Bride-To-Be
Europe / France / Monaco / My Travels

Monaco & The French Riviera (Côte d’Azur): Sisterhood of the Travelling Bride-To-Be

“When at last I took the time to look into the heart of a flower, it opened up a whole new world; a world where every country walk would be an adventure, where every garden would become an enchanted one.” – Grace Kelly of Monaco (Hollywood actress who married Prince Rainier III of Monaco) Back … Continue reading

Revisiting Midi-Pyreneés: Sarlat-la-Cañeda & Rocamadour
Europe / France / My Travels

Revisiting Midi-Pyreneés: Sarlat-la-Cañeda & Rocamadour

You can deliver yourselves if you try, not by taking action, but merely by willing to be free.” – Étienne de La Boétie (author from Sarlat-la-Cañeda) We only booked a train from Barcelona going to Gourdon, the closest train station to our place in south of France (Prat, Salviac). However, as it becoming a usual thing … Continue reading

Revisiting Barcelona: Primavera Music Festival!
Concerts & Music Festivals / Europe / My Travels / Spain

Revisiting Barcelona: Primavera Music Festival!

“I think the most important thing about music is the sense of escape.” – Thom Yorke (Radiohead) Last year (2016) was a bit tough in Dubai (or perhaps just to Laurie and I only!) a lot of experimental events in global politics have happened so it was quite tight for us financially. Fortunately, as most … Continue reading

Sicily, Italy: Friends Are Family You Can Choose
Europe / Italy / My Travels

Sicily, Italy: Friends Are Family You Can Choose

“Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.- Don Corleone” ― Mario Puzo, The Godfather Our family friends from The Netherlands, Tom and Tineke, is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and they wanted to celebrate it in Sicily. They’ve invited us … Continue reading

Revisiting Amsterdam: Friends Too Dear and Friends To Ditch
Europe / My Travels / Netherlands

Revisiting Amsterdam: Friends Too Dear and Friends To Ditch

“Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.” ― Vincent van Gogh (Great Dutch painter) I had the chance to … Continue reading

Avebury Henge, Stonehenge & Bath: Hoping Patiently
England / Europe / My Travels / Others / United Kingdom

Avebury Henge, Stonehenge & Bath: Hoping Patiently

“Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience — or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.” — Jane Austen (novelist from Bath, author of Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, etc.) Have you ever dreamed of something you want so bad and yet you thought it is just within your … Continue reading

Gloucestershire-Cotswold: A Breakaway…
England / My Travels / Others / United Kingdom

Gloucestershire-Cotswold: A Breakaway…

“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.” – Beatrix Potter Ever seen the movie “The Holiday”? Iris’ (Kate Winslet) village was how I imagined Gloucesteshire to be – stone cottages, quaint shops and pubs, rolling hills and pristine meadows. Laurie has been showing me pictures before of how his hometown … Continue reading

Camden Town: Ain’t Burning Down!
England / Europe / London / My Travels / United Kingdom

Camden Town: Ain’t Burning Down!

“And for London, this is for London, cos Camden Town ain’t burning down!” – Amy Winehouse Camden Town or Camden for short is a district in London that is known for its alternative culture — alternative fashion, alternative arts & crafts, and alternative music. I often hear “Camden” as a niche for alternative scene especially … Continue reading

Buckingham Palace: Changing of the Guards
England / Europe / London / My Travels / United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace: Changing of the Guards

You can start your walking tour throughout London city from here. During summer months of May-August, it is held everyday from 11am, and some other months will be on alternate days. But you will still need to check online at http://www.changing-the-guard.com because sometimes they cancel it depending on the weather. You have to be there … Continue reading

Stockholm: Getting what you Want and Wanting what you Get.
Europe / My Travels / Sweden

Stockholm: Getting what you Want and Wanting what you Get.

“Success is getting what you want; Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Ingrid Bergman (Swedish Actress in Hollywood) Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, built in 14 islands, a very comfortably sized city that sights and attractions are within walking distance from each other. I stayed at my friend’s place (Jen) at Hässelby, which is just … Continue reading