Of wanderlust, faraway places and getting lost in revelry.

The Picturesque Icelandic Waterfall Seljalandsfoss Makes a Splash

I ambled towards Seljalandsfoss, my collar upturned and hood shielding my hair from the icy-cold shower. Even with my jacket zipped all the way up... Read More

The Rhine Falls: The Spellbinding Music of Europe’s Largest Plain Waterfall

There is a bird sipping on the water of the Rhine Falls, carefreely, unmoved by its unrelentingly-ferocious torrent. Of all the rushed cadence — eddying... Read More

A 30-Million-Year-Old Recipe: Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki, Are a Feast for the Eyes

Flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, unsalted butter, sugar and more ingredients go into the breakfast delights that are pancakes. In Punakaiki, New Zealand, making pancakes... Read More

The Sad, Brutal Reality of the Beautiful Glowworms

I ventured deeper and deeper into the heart of a limestone cave in Waitomo, thankful for the lights illuminating the narrow passageway. Sticky fishing lines... Read More

Photo Essay: Taroko National Park: Swallow Grotto and Baiyang Trails

I set the pastel-blue helmet on my head, a trifle conscious that I resembled a Pokémon trainer. But since I wished to set foot in... Read More

Cango Caves and Their 20-Million-Year Mystique

Some 10,000 years ago, the Khoisan, the world’s most ancient race, used the entrance of the Cango Caves as shelter. To stand in the same spot... Read More

The Surreal Experience of Releasing a Handmade Sky Lantern at Shifen, Pingxi

At every turn, Shifen, Pingxi, throbs with a sprightliness. Vendors proudly plug beloved Taiwanese foods such as mini sausages and chicken wings to passersby. Tourists... Read More

Travelling Solo Has Made Me More Honest with Myself, and the World: Azny Juffri

Azny Juffri is ensconced in the seat of a nondescript bus. She looks out the window — the great unknown of Cambodia lies before her:... Read More

Channel Your Inner Bilbo and Frodo Baggins at Hobbiton Movie Set, New Zealand

“No thank you, we don’t want any more visitors, well-wishers or distant relations!” “And what about very old friends?” “…Gandalf?” While en route to Buckland... Read More

Stony Point Nature Reserve, Betty’s Bay: Teeming with Jackasses (African Penguins)

An odour of ammonia hits your olfactory senses the second you arrive at Stony Point Nature Reserve, Betty’s Bay in the Overberg. So overwhelmingly pungent, it... Read More