Category Travel Bug

Oink, Pulled Pork Sandwich

We chanced upon this little gem on our climb up to Edinburgh Castle. Framed in pretty pink with an unassuming name Oink, it attracted a long line of hungry people that snaked out through the tiny shop and out onto the pavement. * we ventured closer to see what it’s about. It didn’t need much […]

Glenkinchie Distillery, Scotland

Glenkinchie is a Scotch single malt whisky, produced at the Glenkinchie Distillery in East Lothian, Scotland. This is the first distillery that we visited on our tour of the great Scotch whisky. Glenkinchie is a lowland single malt, one of the three remaining lowland distilleries left. Lowland whiskies are marked by their light, fruity and […]

Iris, Edinburgh (Day 2)

Iris was truly a serendipitous find. We were walking along the river aimlessly wandering in and out of shops when I found a city map that plotted out sections of the new town. There was an area that promised hip restaurants and cafes so we wandered around looking for it. With my amazing sense of […]

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland (Day 1)

Truth be told, we went to so many castles in Scotland that after awhile they looked all the same, except for Stirling Castle where they spruced it up with furniture and characters walking throughout the estate. Edinburgh Castle was at one end of the Royal Mile, opposite the more popular Holyrood Castle. It is located […]

Edinburgh, Scotland Old Town (Day 1)

We landed in Edinburgh close to 8am and it was too early to check in so we decided to walk around Old Town, Edinburgh. It was cold, wet and we were fighting jetlag but it still didn’t take away the historical beauty of this city.

About London: Phone boxes for charity

We were walking around Covent Garden when we spotted these interesting phone boxes. They have been creatively designed into art pieces and I couldn’t help but take pictures of them. This reminded me of the elephant structures that were placed around Singapore for charity. According to the website, this is in support of Childline, a […]

Scotland - Albyn Town House

Albyn Townhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (Day 1)

We arrived in Edinburgh on British Airways via Heathrow. Except for a moment where the plane fell a couple of feet and my heart dropped to my gut, everything else was okay. At customs, I addressed Bryan as my “husband” for the first time when the customs guy asked if I were travelling alone. It […]

Weekend getaway Malacca

National Day fell on a Thursday this year and Bryan had the Friday off so we thought we’d do a quick trip to Malacca in celebration of his birthday. Bali was expensive so it wasn’t an option. I was resistant about Malacca at first as my last trip there was uncomfortable but we booked ourselves […]

About London: Strolling along Southbank

We were crossing one of the many bridges over Thames when Bryan pointed “look it’s the Eye!” I looked. “Where?” Sitting at the Riverside cafe at Southbank. Someone was having a book sale under the bridge.

About London: a day at Covent Garden

I’ve been to London a couple of years ago and visited the main tourist attractions: Big Ben, the big cathedral, the changing of guards, the wheel, the art galleries and museums. This time round, I decided to give them all a miss and enjoy London as a Londoner would. It was a great day to […]