what trekking in Mongolia is REALLY like

what trekking in Mongolia is REALLY like

Mongolia was an unexplored faraway land that I dreamt about one day visiting. Sometimes dreams turn reality, and I found myself in a small, rattling propeller plane on my way to Ulaanbaatar. The thing about Mongolia is that it's unlike any other place in the world. Once you get out of the capital, you feel [...]

unexpected tips: singapore bucket list

unexpected tips: singapore bucket list

Singapore is a small country, only 719.1 km2, yet people are always wondering, what is there to do? At first glance, Singapore may seem like the kind of place you could quickly pass through, but there are tons of things to do in The Little Red Dot. To help you out, whether you live here [...]

unexpected wanderlust: 10 photos that will make you book a flight to myanmar

unexpected wanderlust: 10 photos that will make you book a flight to myanmar

I've been thinking about Myanmar a lot recently. I feel that we've only been seeing the bad side of the country in the news lately, but Myanmar is such a gorgeous place. I wanted to highlight the amazing side of this country. It sure is a special one. You'll notice that a LOT of my [...]

unexpected wanderlust watchlist (6)

unexpected wanderlust watchlist (6)

Happy December, friends! It's nearly exam time, and BOY, have I been lusting after some places to escape to. Scotland has been exciting and lovely, but really cold! Like, REALLY cold. These places, though some do experience winter, would still be a great winter escape for me. I've actually been to every single one of the [...]

the ultimate guide to singapore

the ultimate guide to singapore

I'm going to keep this little intro short and sweet, as I've written a monster guide here. Basically, this guide is split into a couple different sections... We have 1) Some general facts about Singapore, 2) the neighborhoods of Singapore, where I give a general overview of my favourite areas of SG, 3) what to [...]

unexpected eats: 5 treats in Boston!

unexpected eats: 5 treats in Boston!

When I lived in Massachusetts, one of my favourite things to do was to take the train to the city and have a day of walking around, window-shopping, and grabbing some good food. Over the couple years that I called Boston my home, I'd found some favourite places to eat, whether for a snack or [...]

unexpected lake district

unexpected lake district

Heading to the Lake District? As a last attempt to camp before the weather turns too cold, I headed down to the Lake District this weekend! It's a quick two-hour train ride from Edinburgh, and definitely worth a visit. The Lake District has quite a few little towns scattered around lakes. The towns are all [...]

unexpected wanderlust watchlist (5)

unexpected wanderlust watchlist (5)

Hello hello friends! Here I am to bring you yet another wanderlust watchlist, where I highlight three different destinations that I am absolutely dreaming of! The past month has been filled with so much work, I'm definitely dreaming of relaxing places. Venice, Italy While a pretty classic "bucket list" kinda destination, Venice has been on [...]

unexpected itineraries: a weekend (or week!) in pokhara, nepal

unexpected itineraries: a weekend (or week!) in pokhara, nepal

It's getting to be trekking season in Nepal!!! After you've finished a trek, you might want a little break. While the prayer flags, mountain views, and endless amounts of daal bhat are certainly well-loved on the trail, your body can just get drained! Enter Pokhara. Pokhara is a 7 hour bus ride away from Kathmandu or [...]

unexpected scotland: a road trip to loch ness & the isle of skye

unexpected scotland: a road trip to loch ness & the isle of skye

Though I've only been at school for a month, it was good to rekindle a sense of exploration. Phil came up to Scotland with a tent; we packed our bags into a rental car and hit the road. I got out of class midday on Friday, and we started driving by about noon. It was [...]