unexpected day trip: bad säckingen, germany

unexpected day trip: bad säckingen, germany

While Basel has a city feel, Bad Säckingen has is a charming old town, filled with cute little houses and a relaxed atmosphere. Bad Säckingen is a small town in Germany. Although just a short trip away from Basel, the vibe is entirely different. It's amazing how two places right next to each other can [...]

unexpected eats: making hainanese chicken rice

unexpected eats: making hainanese chicken rice

When away from home, there's nothing better than comfort food. Though we aren't exactly away from home, we're settling into a new one. Singapore is the kind of place that charms you, and well, despite being incredibly excited about relocating to Europe, we miss our Singapore home! So I decided to make some good old [...]

unexpected hiking: oeschinensee, switzerland (and a mountain coaster!)

unexpected hiking: oeschinensee, switzerland (and a mountain coaster!)

Hello, friends! Today's post is about one of the best days I've had in Switzerland thus far. A day in the outdoors! Because really, is there anything better?! We went to Oeschinensee! Oeschinensee is a mountain lake. To get there, you have to take the train to Kandersteg, then take a funicular ride up. The [...]

unexpected festivals: is badenfahrt worth the trip?

Badenfahrt is a decennial 10 day festival in Baden, Switzerland, just outside of Zurich. It's supposedly one of the most crowded events in Switzerland, with people rushing from all over the country to this small town. My family and I were under the weather, so we weren't so keen on travelling out to a crowded [...]

unexpected tips: 15 things I wish I knew before going to Mongolia

unexpected tips: 15 things I wish I knew before going to Mongolia

Mongolia is a stunning country with the friendliest people and a vibe that is completely it's own. Compared to the rest of the world, it's relatively unexplored. I didn't anticipate how difficult it would be to get around, and there are certainly some things I wish I had known prior to arriving in UB. I [...]

unexpected wanderlust watchlist (3)

unexpected wanderlust watchlist (3)

Miss the first two posts in this series? Here's Wanderlust Watchlist One and Two. It's that time again! Welcome to September's Wanderlust Watchlist, where I'm showing you three destinations that are on my radar! There are so many beautiful places in the world, and I'm dying to share where I've been lusting after. Koh Rong, [...]

unexpected basel: soaking up summer in ruby moon swimwear

unexpected basel: soaking up summer in ruby moon swimwear

My current address is located in Basel, Switzerland. Saying goodbye to summery days in Singapore was tough... no more beach days, endless sunshine, or tropical weather. Much to my surprise, Basel does Summer in its own way. During the summertime, Basel residents flock down to the river to go for a swim. All along the [...]

unexpected fitness: a guide to eating healthy in singapore

unexpected fitness: a guide to eating healthy in singapore

Eating healthy hasn't always been easy for me. It's a choice I love to make now, but when I was just getting started, it was always a little bit of a chore. The most encouraging, helpful thing during that time was to excite myself about eating healthy, wholesome food. Singapore, while maintaining its cultural, greasy, [...]

unexpected tips: the 10 kinds of people you’ll meet in hostels

unexpected tips: the 10 kinds of people you’ll meet in hostels

Hostels. Whether you love them or hate them, if you stay in them, you're bound to meet these ten types. The Partier One of the more common kinds of hostel guests, this is the guy (or gal) that only talks about wild nights and pregaming. They come home at 4 or 5 am every night (or not [...]

unexpected learning: keats chinese school

unexpected learning: keats chinese school

As you all know by now, I spent 8 weeks studying Chinese in Kunming, China. I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it, Kunming is a fantastic home base. It’s pretty easy to get to loads of different destinations. More than three months ago, when I was in the process of looking for [...]