Adventures, Jo, Myanmar, Travel tips

5 Reasons You Should Skip Myanmar…For Now

12 Feb , 2016  

I recently did a quick round-up of why you should visit Myanmar right now. A lot of it was focused on the tourism sector’s relative infancy compared to other well-beaten paths in South East Asia.  For some people, the new-ness is a draw.  For others, it could be a drawback. Just as a precursor, this […]

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Belgium, Lynn, Netherlands, Roadtrip, Travel tips

The Time Marking Waffle’s Addiction to IKEA

23 Jan , 2016   Gallery

When you hear the word IKEA, what comes to your mind? Cheap furniture? Nightmares of putting together said-cheap furniture? Minimalist Scandinavian Design? A maze in which you can’t seem to get out of? Richest man in the world? Swedish Meatballs? …or Breakfast during Roadtrips? I’m not new to eating at IKEA, and neither is any of us on […]

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Belgium, France, Lynn, Netherlands, Roadtrip, Travel tips

The Time Some of Us Relayed Trip Planning

12 Dec , 2015   Gallery

It all started when one of my good friends, Matt, finally agreed to my begging of him to come visit me in Paris in 2013 and asked our friend lePMP (you can read it by adding an “i” in your head as we move along this series) to come along. At first neither of us thought lePMP was […]

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Historical, Lynn, Xi'an

The Time I Couldn’t Figure Out What was a “Fake” Bus to The Terracotta Warriors [Xi’an]

15 Nov , 2015   Gallery

Swindling tourists is a real occupation in most cities that attract large number of tourists. As a resident of Paris, I’d like to think that I’m quite good at avoiding the swindlers, usually because I’m not standing in the middle of a tourist attraction looking around in awe, or appearing confused at some intersection trying […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Outdoors, Travel tips

The Time Waffles Raced to the Great Wall Train

14 Jun , 2015   Gallery

When I was younger, I often attributed line-cutting to people from China. I still remember the shock I experienced in the airport bathroom in Shanghai when I patiently waited for a stall to open, only to have the person who came in behind me dash to the stall before I even got a chance to see […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Travel tips, Urban

The Time We Held Up the Train Ticket Line in China

27 May , 2015  

Booking flight tickets these days have been easier and easier. Gone were the days when people had to find a travel agent and work with them on figuring out their itinerary with no visibility of what’s going on with the airlines. The last time I recall using an in-person travel agent on a personal trip […]

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Lynn, Outdoors, Roadtrip, Travel tips, Victoria

The Time We Drove Down the Great Ocean Road

5 Apr , 2015   Gallery

The first time I heard the word “sublime” was in first year British English Literature Survey class where my prof spent a long time trying to explain to us dumb first-years, in as simple language as possible, what British Romantic poets were trying to convey in their poems when they encounter greatness. She used Niagara Falls as […]

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Lynn, Roadtrip, South Australia, Travel tips, Victoria

The Time We Stayed Overnight in a Jail (Roadtrip Stays)

30 Mar , 2015   Gallery

In March 2013, Waffles and I took a trip to Australia, which included a pretty long road trip. In total, we stayed in about 7 different places over the course of 12 days, varying from hotels, motels, apartment hotels, hostels, Air BnB, to crashing  at a coworker’s aunt’s house. I’ve summarized below all the places we stayed in […]

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Lynn, Urban, Victoria

The Time I Wandered (Mostly) Aimlessly for 4 Days [Melbourne]

12 Mar , 2015   Gallery

In 2013, Waffles had a worktrip to Melbourne and I decided I’d tag along and we planned a roadtrip around it. But before the roadtrip, I decided that I had wanted to spend some time in Melbourne to discover the city a little. I had about four days there on my own while he had to […]

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Lynn, Roadtrip, South Australia, Travel tips, Victoria

The Time We Spent a Week Eating Out of a Cooler

5 Mar , 2015  

So here’s the thing – at the beginning of 2013, my boyfriend had the opportunity to travel to Australia for work. I was jealous. I was so jealous that I decided I was going to buy a ticket and follow him there whether he likes it or not…thankfully he didn’t mind. The problem was, the plane […]

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