Everyone loves to travel. Visiting new places, experiencing new cultures, and embracing the differences in the world is amazing. It does not matter how far you go, it can be just the next town, city or fly halfway around the world to a different country altogether. No matter where you travel to, packing to me is always a hassle. To me I always over pack, as I never know what I need and when I need it. In order to have everything with me, I learn several packing tips that have made my traveling game on point. Not only packing tips, but also tricks that will make your travel much more smoothly.
But, not anymore, with the help of packing cubes or bags. They are cheap packing bags that comes in various sizes, so you can use whatever size bag for any type of clothing or items you are bring on your trip. Trust me, once you separate your clothing items in there individual bags, you will find it so much easier when you want that pair of jeans, now you don't need to mess up everything else.
For the guys that have to travel a lot, here is a few simple exercises you can do at your hotel room. No need to bring any specific gym tools, cause you will have all that you need at your finger tips.
To start, I am so honoured to be invited not only once but for the second year around, to attend the Dolce and Gabbana haute couture events. This summer the events were held at Palermo, the capital city of the beautiful Italian island of Sicily.
I was so excited about attending this special event again, but even more about visiting Palermo. Although it isn’t a highly advanced or a luxurious city, but the culture and history it has just made it very appealing.
During this week, there were quite a few different events happening everyday, along side with the pop up DG store, bar, and restaurant. After we freshen up from our flight, we thought to visit the DG pop up store. It was located by the port, with a large spacious store, and a Tropical Italian outdoor bar and restaurant. The store not only stocks their latest ready to wear clothes, but also specially made for this summer event outfits as well. One thing I loved from last summer and was looking forward to was the fabric shopping bag you get from any purchase at the pop up store. It is a great little souvenir to remember this trip by.
During the new year of 2017, I decided to take a trip to the other side of the world and experience the differences they have to offer.
To make the most out of this trip, we decided to experience it through a road trip style. We rented a car and drove to all the areas that we wanted to see. Well, we did take a few flights from city to city or it will take months to visit them all. We started off in Sydney, Australia. In my mind Australia is always a sunshine filled place, with beautiful beaches and Koala hanging on all the palm trees. In parts, I was mostly right about the sun and beaches, but we did have to enter the zoo to see the Koala. That was one of my favourite activates we did during our time in Sydney. I was able to see and learn about Koala, and even able to take a selfie with them too! However, we were not permitted to hold them as interacted by the keeper. Apart from the Koala, we also managed to see the Kangaroos, and amongst other very interesting animals.
Of course if one arrives in Sydney, one must see and visit the Sydney Opera House. After doing the most tourist full activities, we went and stroll around the city before having a boat trip dinner. It was a great place to see the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge from day light to night light. With live music and delicious seafood, the night was made.
Throughout the many travels I have done, this one comes close to being my top destination. From the breath taking views to the different cultural experiences, this trip has opened my eyes.
We started off the trip in Lijiang city, within the Yunnan Province of China. This city is situated at an elevation of 2,400m above sea level. Upon arrival to our hotel, we pass through streets that seem to be in the midst of trees and mountains. Once we arrived at the hotel, its was another world. Passing through the traditional Chinese styled building, I entered the garden where I saw the beautiful traditional folk dance performed by the locals.
After resting, we ventured out to explore the old town of Lijiang. Here’s an interesting fact, did you know, that the architecture of the Japanese animated movie, “Spirited Away” was inspired by the buildings of the Old Town. Anyway, back to the old town. As we walked through the town, it was like the town has come alive with the night. Lights glows at every corner, restaurants, and shops were full of people, from tourist to locals. As the name suggest, all building within the old town are in traditional architecture, therefore, it makes you feel as though you have left the modern world and enter into the pass.
To some of you who travels often and contently away from home for a few weeks, months a year, will know exactly what this post is going to be about. This week is not going to be about the latest style, the best place to travel, or what the trending new toys are going to be. It is a much more personal story, a feeling that sometimes, are hard to understand until it occurs to you personally. Therefore, I would like to take this platform to share with you all.
Growing up is an unavoidable progression one must go through in life. Becoming independent, an adult, creating a life you call your own. Yet, stepping through this path of life, there are certain aspects of the past, I will have to leave behind. Not because you or I want to leave it, but are unaware of this happening since it was never an issue of it not part of your life during that moment. And that I am speaking of above am home. Home used here is very generic, as to me it symbolized family, friends, etc. and not just your house of residence.
Throughout the younger years of my life, like many others, I will be home and cared and loved for by my family, and friends. However, slowly, as I got older, I realized the time I spend at home, becomes less and less. The older I got, the further away, I have moved, and the distance to get home from walking distance to hours of flight time. Yes, I do get homesick when I leave, but realizing it is not the place, the area, the house, I missed, but the people, and the littlest things they do every day that I missed. Regretting taking everything my family and friends does for me, for granted, always thinking why didn’t I have more dinners at home, or do more to show my appreciation. Knowing that, every chance I got to be back home, no matter where that is, as long as the people I cherish are with me, I am going to make every moment with them a great memory. A memory that when we are apart, we all look back and yearn for the future, where we meet and can create more memories. Therefore, make memories, ones that you and your friends, family, think back and laugh. Never take that for granted and forget the importance of family and friends. Life is made of many moments and depending on you to create the most memorable ones that are worth keeping.
Have a dapper day everyone!
No matter if you are a crazy food addict or just enjoy spending time with your friends and socialize, the London Street Feast is the place you should be. Just over the last weekend, the Street Feast, London has started. Being a bunch of foodies, my friends and I rush over to Dalston Yard to see what this is all about. A little bit about the Street Feast, it is all about food and drinks (if you didn’t get it from their title). This is a place where it gives a great platform for street vendors to show what they can offer. From burgers, and ribs to gin and whole pineapple drinks, each vendor brings something unique to the event.
First of all, I always wanted to try Fera since I was made known of this place. Through its website, I have gotten a sense of simplicity and freshness from both the dishes, and the restaurant design. It is closely resembled what the restaurant is aiming for, “… the constant changing of the seasons,…”. (Feraatclaridges, 2015)
“Apart from my background of hospitality services, this review is solely based on my own opinion.”
Passionate about life, and the beauty it offers.