Italy

Last Minute Itinerary Change to Sicily – Valley of the Temples & Taormina

We just got back from our “half the world” trip – Italy, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. You are reading it correctly, Italy! Many people whom I told this to had this reaction of wow nice, paused, and asked: “wait, Italy”?  I know Italy sounded like out of the way but the reason was I found a… Read More Last Minute Itinerary Change to Sicily – Valley of the Temples & Taormina

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!