Impressions

Krakow

Krakow

Krakow is so surprisingly awesome. It’s a clean and small historical town with modern amenities and old school charm. It’s probably underrated but we loved it for that. Its very walkable, but if you get tired there’s a tram that’s easy to hop on and […]

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

KL is so much cooler than we anticipated. It’s a vibrant city that feels like a mix between HK and Singapore, with lots of culture, good food, and fun sights. We hope to be back soon! Jalan Alor Night Food Court Super fun (and crowded […]

Mamallapuram

Mamallapuram

Y was just recovering from a bout of food poisoning, so we spent the day resting and planning until we left for this historic site around 3pm. Normally, we would’ve gone first thing in the AM to Mamallapuram (or what is now officially Mahabalipuram). Either […]

Colombo

Colombo

Hello Sri Lanka, we’re here! We are so excited to be in a new country after 3 weeks in India. We loved our experiences there, but it is not for the faint of heart and we were ready for a change. The flight to Colombo […]

Chennai

Chennai

Chennai isn’t known as a tourist destination. Rather it’s a place people use as a launching pad to explore the south of India. However we think spending at least a day here is worth it as an introduction to Tamil-Nadu. The city is quite sprawling […]

Pondicherry + Auroville

Pondicherry + Auroville

When we decided to expand our India trip, many who heard we were visiting Tamil Nadu recommended a stop in Pondy, as the locals like to call it.  Although it is officially named Puducherry, no one ever calls it that. Pondy is the perfect place […]

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

I first visited Chiang Mai in 2008 and it quickly became my favorite city in Thailand. It’s just the right size – big enough that you’re never bored but small enough where you can get around quickly and the traffic never becomes insufferable. It’s a city […]

Awfully Cool Amsterdam

Awfully Cool Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s reputation precedes it.  It’s a beautiful city and incredibly vibrant, but because we visited during poor weather (scorching hot) and peak tourist season (a summer weekend), we didn’t enjoy it to its fullest. Amsterdam’s metro ticket machines are a bit antiquated, so try to be […]

Nice is Nice (and so is Monaco)

Nice is Nice (and so is Monaco)

So Nice was very crowded in the summer, and quite touristy, but it was still a very fun city to walk around and explore.  If you want something a bit quieter, we suggest Antibes (see below).  We avoided towns like Cannes since we were trying […]

Côte d’Azur sounds so much sexier than Southern France

Côte d’Azur sounds so much sexier than Southern France

Heck, even the French Riviera and South of France has a nice ring to it.  We should really learn from the French on how to name things.  Also, technically this region is “Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur”, of which we saw a lot of.  So below are the […]