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Sunday, January 22, 2017

British Library: A Bookworm’s Dream

The British Library wasn't on our itinerary until we arrived in London. Let's just say I'm really glad we made the last-minute decision to make a quick visit to the British Library on our...

A Complete Tour of Versailles (Europe 7/14)

Aaaahhhhh, the Palace of Versailles. A place of splendour, extravagance, and romance. Easily the highlight of my short trip to Paris, I would happily return to explore the grounds again. This time with a better camera! Meanwhile, enjoy this comprehensive tour...

2 Day Itinerary – Paris (Europe 6/14)

A scenic train ride from Lucerne, Switzerland took us to Paris, the City of Love, at 1.30pm. My sister wasn't keen on adding Paris to the itinerary. She was never a Paris kinda gal. But...

Wandering in Lucerne, Switzerland (Europe Day 5/14)

Switzerland is known for its crystal-clear lakes, fresh water, and beautiful mountains. My sister added the lake town of Lucerne to try Raclette, a melted cheese dish, and to take a boat/tram up Mount Pilatus and...

1 Day in Milan (Europe 5/14)

Milan, financial capital of Italy, was no-doubt the richest Italian city we visited. Something like an Italian version of London, it was clean, pretty, and very modern. Since we only had 1 day in Milan,...

12 Hours in Venice (Europe Day 4/14)

A trip to Venice is like a trip back in time, with the addition of throngs of tourists.  My sister and I were short of time, so we only planned 12 hours in Venice. We arrived...

Singaporean in the USA

Calling fellow Singaporeans! Ever wondered what it's like in the USA? I'm your girl! Singapore and the USA are pretty different. For one thing, an average city in the USA is the size of multiple Singapores. The...
karl and elderberry

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Traveling can be hard on your body. Between hopping from city to city, lugging heavy backpacks/luggage over cobblestone roads, being constantly exposed to new environments (and new germs) and the elements, or not sleeping...
Florence

1 Day In Florence (Europe 3/14)

If I could only return to one Italian city in my lifetime, I would pick Florence. To be honest, I'd never heard of Florence until my sister added it to our travel itinerary. As an English Lit...

3 Examples of Italian Humor

The Italians have a healthy sense of humor. Although my sister and I didn't interact with the locals much since we knew minimal Italian, but the graffiti we saw in the city was proof enough. Uniconno!! We saw...
Ostia Antica

Ancient Rome – Ostia Antica (Europe 2/14)

Welcome to Rome Day 2 - Ostia Antica! I'm super excited because I will be writing about my favorite place in Rome. (If you haven't read about Day 1, where we visit Vatican City...

4 Ancient Roman Sites in 1 Day (Europe 2/14)

Welcome to Rome Day 2! On our second day in the Eternal City we visited the Ancient Core, which includes the Colosseum, Palatine Gardens, Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and then took a day trip to my personal favorite, Ostia...
graffiti train rome

11 Tips for Surviving Rome

I enjoyed Rome. But for a first-timer, Rome can be quite daunting. It's oozing with history and culture, but it's also a city of graffiti, pickpockets, and dark alleyways. Being two little Asian girls, my sister...
trevi fountain, rome

Rome: Vatican City and Trevi Fountain (Europe Day 1/14)

On August 29, 2016 I boarded the plane for a 2-week whirlwind trip to Europe. I would meet my sister in Rome, Italy, make our way north to Florence, Venice, and Milan, and then further...

Hi, it's Lydia!

*Waves* I'm Lydia, a Singaporean-Chinese girl living in California. I'm also a tomboy, nerd, geek, crazy cat mom, and avid traveler. Read more about me here!

Mission: To make travel as easy and fun as possible, and to return to London!

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