There was a bit of a struggle getting up that morning. We slept close to midnight the night before after a 13-hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap and dinner at Pub Street. I was tired and could have slept until noon. But after 1 snooze, I get up at 4:25 AM… Read More Sunrise
A few steps away from the Cathedral is the Saigon Post Office. Its inside more beautiful than its facade. The heat has made me exhausted and I have become cranky. Thankfully, the shade of the post office calms me down. It is a busy place. With so many people moving around to hop from one… Read More Busy Saigon
We hailed a taxi (VND 70k) to go to the Saigon Post Office but ended up going down somewhere near the Saigon City Hall. The heat was intense and unpleasant. Sadly, we found ourselves saying we do not like Vietnam. It felt too much like home. We reached the City Hall and we looked it… Read More Touring Saigon
We woke up earlier than how we usually do during vacations – 9:30 AM. Haha it’s still pretty late, I know. But a good start compared to our 12:00 PM rise and shine in Tokyo. Today’s brunch place was last night’s late dinner place. Thinking this will be Part 1/2 of our first meal of… Read More Good morning, Saigon!
One of the interesting things I learned when we went on a walking tour in Tokyo is how the Japanese usually meet up for drinks in outside establishments and almost never in their homes. This is because most Japanese homes are really small! We had a look and feel of it when we stayed in… Read More A look inside our Japan Airbnb
Day 3 in Tokyo started out in almost the exact same way as Day 2 (read about Day 2 here)… with burnt breakfast by Pao. Hahaha! We had Chocolate Croissants from Family Mart which we bought for JPY 100 and coffee still from the box we bought at the start of the trip. We got… Read More Tokyo March 2018 Day 3 – Tokyo Free Walking Tour, Japanese Street Food, Odaiba
I have a list of favorite movies that I can readily answer to anyone who asks. By favorites, I don’t mean they’re the best I’ve seen cinematically, but they’re those I wouldn’t mind watching again and again. These include (in no particular order), The Proposal, Titanic, Divergent, White Chicks, Azumi, and The Last Samurai. This… Read More Samurai Museum, must-visit in Tokyo