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travel affairs

Pretty much everything on my blog is a from-memory archive of many restaurants, lots of destinations around the world and some randomness. I’ve never been able to post every single goddamn thing about my life here, don’t think I’m hardwired that way. Which is why there’s not a lot more writing on this blog, and where it is in some ways, still very private and disconnected. My views, my inner life, all a little bit close to heart while I document everything else I might one day forget.

I’m a fan of Marysia of My Travel Affairs, whose blog covers everything about travel. I love the authenticity and sincerity of her stories, and am most honoured to be featured in her Friday Lens Affair series, where I’ve had the chance to discover other interesting photographic journeys. I shared a photo from my Beirut collection, as you can see above, with a little story behind the scenes as well. It’s one I never really thought to write here, since my blog is more visual, but being featured gave me a chance to think, and to put to words (very inadequately) a little piece of how Beirut has affected me. I’m number #77, check it out here. Thanks again, Marysia!

 

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Mikkeller, Bangkok – Gypsy brewbar

We’re in Bangkok again! After Songkran in April, this has been the longest travel draught I’ve had in awhile (almost three whole months in one place!). So we’re back in Bangkok for four sweet days of eating and shopping, and Mikkeller was one of my partner’s finds. It’s a Danish self proclaimed “gypsy” brewbar. What that means, I’m… 

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Brambrüesch mountains, Chur

Isn’t that view simply stunning? It’s as if I were looking at a 1:20000zillion scaled model piece of the mountains, all styrofoam painted green, blue and then dusted with cotton wool. It’s poofy and unreal and when the sun cuts through the thin air and fog it’s beyond amazing. It’s that cheesy feeling when DiCaprio stood over… 

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48 hours in Zurich – day 2: “Real” Zurich

I feel the old city most exemplifies and most carries the essence of Zurich. Then again, I’m often clouded by the charm that is old cities, it is the same whether I’m in the Sultanahmet in Istanbul or anywhere else in the world. You shouldn’t ever miss venturing beyond that. Though truth be told I… 

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48 hours in Zurich – day 1: The Old City

Zurich as I remember it isn’t much. The first time I’d been there was on a work trip, where time and exploration were second to business. I only glimpsed the old city and nothing more (was there more I wondered at the time). I found myself in Zurich again when my partner and I were… 

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hello from Chiang Mai

  Our Yangon trip got moved to October, and I realised that I hadn’t updated my travel widget in a while. When we had to move Yangon, the discussion of where to go led us to Bangkok, and since this is a four day holiday, we figured being stuck in the city for that long… 

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Wondermilk, KL

A big case of hype carried my feet towards Wondermilk, though I didn’t actively seek this place out when we dropped by KL for the weekend. Parked in a hotel slightly nearer towards Damansara than the city, we decided to take the weekend to explore Bangsar, and with it, the Publika mall. It’d been open… 

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5 faves – Friday 2 May

I slammed head first into May. Figuratively, celebrating by throwing some (nay, quite a fair bit I sheepishly think in hindsight) hard cash on something material one typically rewarded oneself with on birthdays. Or, in this case, I just freaking wanted it. I’m a huge practitioner of the Withholding of Impulse Desires movement – more commonly known… 

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Cafe Zähringer, Zürich

Organic, vegetarian-friendly cafés aren’t the sort of thing we seek out when travelling, but we were drawn to the old school charm of Café Zähringer in Zurich’s old town. It was not very far from our hotel, so it naturally came across our path. We popped into the little place for a spot of coffee,… 

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