Santa Monica Pier

Marina Del Rey to Santa Monica

Went running from Marina del Rey to Santa Monica Pier via Oceanfront Walk. It was 13.5kms distance return. Yup, I don’t take vacation from my running routine. Ocean Front Walk is a concrete track for pedestrians that extends from Venice Beach to Santa Monica Pier. If you are in Los Angeles, this is a place…

Welcome to Las Vegas

Back in Vegas Baby

I am back for the 4th time and my impression of Las Vegas remain the same. Below is the my description of Las Vegas in an old post. ” When you are about to exit the Las Vegas airport, a huge banner is flashed across the exit door which says “What happens in Vegas stays…

Monterey

Monterey is a beautiful coastal city of California and could make for a great two day trip for those visiting San Francisco (just a little over 2hrs drive) or Los Angeles (just under 5 hrs drive) which is exactly what I did when I was at Los Anegeles.It is best known for its beautiful coastline…

Macau

I went to Macau as a side trip from my Hong Kong visit. Macau is a city of contrast. The city has the fortresses, churches and food of its former colonial master Portugal and on the other, Macau is unashamedly and popularly known as the Las Vegas of the East. It took an hour ferry…

Souvenir Dolls

Hong Kong

I have never really thought of Hong Kong as a major destination but a place to chill and break the 24-hour flight before a more desirable journey to Europe. It is a place with multiple personalities, as a result of being both Cantonese Chinese and under a contemporary ex-British influence. The mixture of both cultures…

Cancun

In the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula lies a major world-renowned tourist destination that is Cancun. The city is located on the Caribbean Sea and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico. Cancun is unbeaten in its ability to offer a tropical paradise with natural beauty, cultural and historical treasures and a plethora…

Little Havana

Little Havana is located just west of Downtown Miami which is also known as the Latin Quarter. Little Havana offers a slice of Cuban culture transported in the middle of Miami. As soon as we arrived via a get on-and-off tourist bus, it was obvious that the colourful Cuban culture permeates everything in Little Havana…

Miami

Miami has been featured enormously in movies and TV shows and it is one the most popular holiday spots in Florida. As a vacation spot, it offers many entertainments to suit everyone. For those visitors who would like to feel the beat and party, there is a trendy nightlife at South Beach including a fine…

Nassau

I will move to Bahamas in a heart beat. Who wouldn’t? Even King Edward VIII gave up his throne to marry the woman he loved and settled in Bahamas. It is a paradise-like island full of beauty and life seems easy. The Bahamians are friendly, the weather seems eternally beautiful and the vast 1000,000 square…

Geelong

Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city next to Melbourne. It’s the gateway city to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Similar to Melbourne’s cosmopolitan culture, you will experience a diverse range of food & wine, cultural and recreational attractions and colonial history in this town. Go for a nice relaxing stroll along Geelong’s…

Nicole Kidman Star of Fame

Hollywood

The “heart” of Hollywood is at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Avenue. It beats with tastelessness and vulgarity of the entertainment world. This spot is unpleasantly swarmed with tourists from all over the world fighting to get a glimpse of anything that has something to do with their favourite movie star.  You could…

Caesar's Place

Las Vegas

When you are about to exit the Las Vegas airport, a huge banner is flashed across the exit door which says “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!” I have been to Las Vegas a number of times. Three times to be exact. The first time was with a girlfriend, the second time was with…

New York

  I adore New York. If New York is a movie, it will be “The Titanic”. It’s grand and an all time box office hit. I love the warm sensation of claustrophobia it gives me in the dense crowd on the streets, the unyielding noise and beeps of yellow cabs in bumper to bumper traffic,…

Manila

Manila is a city that if I didn’t grow up there is a city I would skip so I could immediately go to the more exciting and amazingly beautiful islands. However, the effervescent and laid back quality of people give the city it’s own character. I hate the traffic immensely. A ten kilometre cab ride…

Cairns

Cairns is unashamedly a tourist town and it’s popularity is global. Contrary to popular belief and for the record, it is far from a shit hole. In fact, it is holiday maker’s paradise, bursting at the seams with attractions and tours and things to do that showcase this remarkable pristine World Heritage preserved part of…

Dunedin

Dunedin is situated on the south-eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island and it is New Zealand’s oldest and second largest city and the main centre of Otago Peninsula. Dunedin is best known for its picturesque harbour setting, lively student population and Scottish heritage. The city boasts impressive Edwardian and Victorian historic architecture and its…