Guides

Libraries around the world

I am a big fan of using public libraries for borrowing books, using conference rooms and high speed internet. Sometimes they host free educational events as well. Above all I like them for the beautiful architecture. (more…)

How to visit the 7 modern wonders of the world

The effort to create the new seven wonders of the world started way back in 2000 as a campaign to select out of 200 or so historical monuments. (more…)

Traveling Former Yugoslavia in two weeks

Having discussed the history of Yugoslavia in my previous post, I will go over a workable itinerary that covers most of the locations that makes up the block. These include Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo. (more…)

How to keep your travel safe and sound?

If you are a frequent traveler you must have experienced the good, bad and the ugly side of travel. Well let’s hope you didn’t *actually* experienced the ugly side. For example getting a surprise upgrade to Business class would be a good experience. Or being hosted by some random local who is trustworthy is a good experience. (more…)

Top warm places to escape this winter

Co-authored by Chan and Ilia. Winter is upon us {applicable to those who live in the northern hemisphere). Welcome to sub-zero temperatures, snowstorms, gray skies, short days and long nights. Prolonged winter season can be depressing to mental health. You yearn for the winter to be over soon but it won’t end soon. (more…)

Things to do in Tbilisi, Georgia

Most western tourists don’t dare to travel to Eastern Europe let alone going to Georgia. When I tell my friends (or family) that I am going to Georgia (the country) they often confuse it with Georgia the State in U.S.A. Georgia is still a hidden gem in Europe with its iconic monasteries, delicious wine, world renowned cuisine, pomegranate trees and friendly people. (more…)

How I explored South Island, NZ in 15 days

High level Itinerary Christchurch (2 days)Kaikoura (2 days)Lake Tekapo (2 days)Te Anau (2 days)QueensTown (3 days)Milford Sounds (1 day)Wanaka (2 days) (more…)