Bolivia

Chinese New Year at Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia for the Mirror Effect

We arrived La Paz at 6:27 AM and the line through immigration was a breeze because we obtained our visas prior to the trip. There was a separate line for visa on arrival and only one booth processing the application. The airport is pretty small where the international “terminal” is next to the domestic terminal so… Read More Chinese New Year at Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia for the Mirror Effect

Bolivia, South America

How I Crazily Spent a Long Weekend in Bolivia to See the Mirror Effect – Planning and Routing

What’s a good place to travel over the President’s Day long weekend? Everywhere within the USA is either expensive or cold; middle of winter at home. Where is warm, good weather, and not expensive in February? The Southern Hemisphere! That reminded me of February-April are the best time of the year to see the “mirror… Read More How I Crazily Spent a Long Weekend in Bolivia to See the Mirror Effect – Planning and Routing

Asia, Singapore

Our Challenge of Getting Home from Tokyo – Stuck in Airport and Lesson Learned!

The next day, we catch our morning flight to Tokyo thus the reason we stayed in the airport for convenience. There are many lounges in Singapore Changi and this time we tried Plaza Premium Lounge and the laksa (curry noodle soup). It was tasty and filling before our flight! Not that we’ll be hungry flying… Read More Our Challenge of Getting Home from Tokyo – Stuck in Airport and Lesson Learned!

Asia, Singapore, Thailand

Koh Samui to Singapore: Chinatown, Gardens by the Bay, and Hawker Center

Our last day of vacationing in Southeast Asia; happy times always pass so quickly 🙁 Our flight to Singapore was not until 1:25 PM and our pick up was at 11 so we had plenty of time to enjoy our wonderful breakfast and explore the resort. We had been so busy the past two days… Read More Koh Samui to Singapore: Chinatown, Gardens by the Bay, and Hawker Center

Asia, Thailand

Phi Phi – Sunrise Longtail Boat to Maya Bay and Island Hopping to Koh Samui

The busy streets of Phi Phi at night was completely emptied and dark before the crack of dawn. We were the first few ones at the pier for the early morning longtail boat tour to the famous Maya Bay at Phi Phi Leh island. I booked a private longtail boat as there were 6 of… Read More Phi Phi – Sunrise Longtail Boat to Maya Bay and Island Hopping to Koh Samui