ABOUT LYDIA

Welcome and thank you so much for visiting my travel blog!! My name is Lydia Pflieger (pronounced “flee-ger”; it’s German) and I’m thrilled to share my travel stories with you!

In compact bullet points, I am:

  • a geek/nerd/introvert
  • fantasy/sci-fi author
  • bullet journalist/moleskine aficionado/stationery addict
  • a global citizen: Singaporean living in USA
  • a city-girl/creative dreamer married to a country-boy/practical engineer
  • crazy cat mom to 3 furry babies

The long version:

A global citizen, I was born and raised in metropolitan Singapore, and after 2 years of long-distance dating, I got married to my husband and moved to sunny California in 2013.

Being born and raised in Singapore ingrained a deep love of travel. Singaporeans are all travel nuts; after all, there’s only so many places to go on our little island-city state! As a child I was fortunate to travel with my family to several countries. After I graduated from college with my BA in English Literature, I moved across the world to the USA to be with my husband. I am always seeking my next adventure!

I am a history and culture geek, a foodie, a bookworm, and hobby landscape photographer (see my 500px profile).

Taken at Joshua Tree National Park, summer of 2014

When I’m not traveling I am also a wife, daughter, sister, crazy cat lady, and hopeless romantic.

After graduating with a Bachelor in English Literature (spoiler alert: don’t do it), and a long 6-month limbo period of bumming around while waiting for a green card (best days of my life), I was thrust into the Working Life to pay off my exorbitant tuition fees, and later evil rent. This blog helps me stay sane by reliving the adventures I’ve had.

I’m terrified of heights, drowning (so water) and dark alleyways, so you won’t find bungee jumping or paragliding here – I’ll leave that to my sister Lisa who took all the bravery. 😉 You’ll see her featured in many of my posts, whether she has clambered onto an ancient wall or is up to some other form of mischief.

What you will find is culture-vulture-type posts, photos of architecture, food, landscapes, and tips for easy travel. My goal in life is to make everything as easy as possible! (It doesn’t always work out, but I try.)

My sister and I at Ostia Antica!

Countries Visited

  • Singapore (aka home)
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • China
  • Japan (10-hour stopovers count, right?)
  • USA (aka 2nd home)
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • England
  • Scotland

Traveling is one of the rare things that make me light up, ask a ton of questions, and talk a lot. (The other things are food, books and cats.) I clam up in new situations before you can say “hello”, unless you start talking about travel (or food)! Setting up a travel blog seemed like the most natural thing to do.

Watch this space for more stories of my journeys. I would love to hear your comments and stories, so please leave me a message!

Gear

  • iPhone 6 Plus (mine), iPhone 6S (sister’s)
  • Canon Rebel XSi (I don’t bring this around very much, though I really should)
  • Sony RX-100