Eversince we returned from Bhutan, we have been asked by a number of people if we would recommend Bhutan as a holiday destination. I get the sense that many people I know associate Bhutan with “the so-romantic wedding of Tony Leung and Carina Lau” because the
At the start of our trip, our Bhutan guide told us that there are some 50 rhododendron species in Bhutan and we would see plenty of them during the trip. Driving up and down the mountain roads, we did see
Looking back at the photos of our trip to Japan in 2006 makes me feel that I have to retrace the same route one day. But with the DSLR this time. Below are photos of some of the places which
I am in the process of re-organizing all my digital photos taken over the years which are stored in various external storage mediums. I haven’t been labelling the folders containing my photos diligently and they are now in a complete mess.
People have been asking me what we did in Hainan Island. The answer is ‘hardly anything’. (Edit: And NO, there wasn’t a Rain concert in Hainan Island, in case anyone is wondering.) Afterall, we were there for effectively three days. We spent
We were driving towards the Queen’s Monastery in Punakha one morning when we got to know 3 Chinese girls on the road. Literally. They were doing a 10km (I think) cycling trip that morning and were cycling in the opposite direction from us when our
Wenchang chicken rice. I haven’t figured out whether Hainanese chicken rice is a Singapore invention or whether it originated from Wenchang, Hainan Island. (Wenchang is the city where my grandfather was born in.) My grandparents say it is the former. Whatever is
Sanya (三亚), Hainan Island. I have never really thought about visiting the place where my maternal grandparents were born, and whose Hainanese blood runs amok in my veins. Expiring annual leave and a Jetstar voucher gave me the opportunity to
Ha! Guess what was it about these two guys (or maybe it’s just one of them) that fascinated me? The national dress was introduced during the 17th century by the unifier of Bhutan to give the Bhutanese a unique identity.
I wasn’t sure if I could bring these coniferous things out of Bhutan. As pine cones can be seen lying on the ground nearly everywhere in Bhutan, I figured I wasn’t committing an illegal act by bringing some of these lovelies home. Our guide
Paro Airport I was 16 going on 17 (yeah, so tacky-sounding) – and about to embark on the best two years of my life – when I first heard of Bhutan. From my first-year civic tutor in college who also taught
Ha Ha. Bee is back. Within minutes of arriving home from the airport (at 1am), I logged onto Youtube to watch Rain’s latest live performances of two songs from his latest album Back To The Basic. It has been a long while since
I was intending to stay Internet free during my stay in Bhutan. But what was I thinking? Here I am, checking Facebook and my email account in Punakha, reading the blogs that I visit daily and yes, blogging away at