Wanderlust

If you are born in a country like mine, you probably would like to step out to explore and see for yourself what the rest of the world is doing. I started travelling with friends during my Secondary/ Middle school years and since then, the travel bug has caught on.

I studied and work part-time since high school so that 1) I could sustain my own lifestyle; 2) I love teaching (I gave tuition); and 3) I need the money for travelling.

So in my 20s, I told myself that I would strive to explore most of the Asian countries (SEA included) as these places are relatively more affordable for me and well, of course, I should know my neighbours better, right?

When I approached my 30s and with more disposable income, I decided that it was time for Europe and the first stops were Turkey and Greece and subsequently, the more well known cities like London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.

I am still travelling and living in the States provided more opporunity for this passion to grow!

Places travelled thus far:

Australasia

  

Australia
Perth ~ Dec 2006
Melbourne – June 2014

New Zealand
Auckland
Queenstown
Christchurch
Rotorua

Asia

      

China
Work Attachment @ Beijing, Suzhou & Hangzhou – June 1998
Silk Road ~ June 2000
My route : Chengdu –> Urumqi–>Kashgar–>Yanqi–>Turpan–>Dunhuang–>Jiayuguan–>Xi An–>Beijing–>Tianjin–> Shenzhen–> Hongkong
Shanghai (2001, 2004, 2010)
Nanjing
Tianjin
Guangzhou
Chengdu
Shenzhen
Xiamen
Kunming

Hong Kong~ June 2000, June 2001, November 2002, June 2004, April 2014, May 2014

Japan
Tokyo ~ June 1999

Korea
Seoul ~ Nov 2001

Macau

Taiwan
Taipei ~ June 2004, June 2007
Hualian ~ June 2007

South East Asia

  
Cambodia
PhnomPenh
Siem Reap

Indonesia
Bali ~ Novemember 2002, June 2005
Batam
Bintan
Medan
Yogyakarta – April 08

Malaysia
Penang
Perak
Sarawak
Sabah
Redang
Taman Negara
KL
Malacca

Thailand
Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Chiang Rai

Vietnam
Hanoi – 2003
HCM city – 2008

Europe

  

Belgium
Brussels

France
Paris (2008, Sept 2009)

Greece
Athens
Thessaloniki
Samos
Patmos

Netherlands
Amsterdam

Turkey
Istanbul
Goreme
Cappadocia
Pamukkale
Kusadasi
Ephesus

United Kingdom
Bath
London (2008, Sept 2009)
Oxford
Stratford Upon Avon

United States
Boston
Buffalo (Niagara Falls)
Grand Canyon
Las Vegas
New Port, RI
New York
San Francisco

Yosemite National Park
Washington D.C.
Philadelphia

Canada
Montreal
Ontario
Ottawa
Toronto

Diving Trips:

Tioman
Golden Triangle

Cycling Trips:
Bintan
Desaru
Cameron Highlands

Climbing Expedition:
Mount Kinabalu – Sept 2005, December 2007
Mount Ophir – Sept 2004
Gunung Datuk – Feb 2008

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One thought on “Wanderlust

  1. Was thinking thru my travels as well.. wanna check if I can match yours..

    Australia:
    Canberra, Syndey, Brisbane, Melbourne

    Brunei

    Hongkong

    Indonesia
    Bandung, Bekasi

    Malaysia
    Malacca, Johore, Penang, KL, Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands, Ipoh

    New Zeland
    Auckland, Rotorua, Hamilton, Taranaki

    Thailand
    Pattaya, Bangkok, Sangkhlaburi

    Diving Trip
    Tioman, Redang

    Alaska
    Juneau, Ketchikan

    Vancouver

    Europe
    Paris, Florence, Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Munich, Venice, Innsburg, Rome

    Maybe not…

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