It is currently Week 8 of the UK lockdown and we found out yesterday that lockdown restrictions in England will be eased.
I don’t think that it makes any sense, considering that the high death toll hasn’t fallen.
It’s all a bit overwhelming so I have decided to take my mind off it by creating a blog post sharing some of my favourite photos from my travels across 5 countries in just over a month.
Seoul – 20th – 25th June, 2016
This was our first family holiday (not including Hong Kong) in way over a decade.
Visited: Myeong-dong, Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul Museum of History, Insa-dong, Ssamzigil, ARA Modern Art Museum, Jogyesa Temple, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Noryangjin Fish Market, Changdeokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Daelim Museum, Hanok Village in Tongui-dong, Hongdae Free Market and Ewha Womans University area and Sinchon.
Highlights: Changdeokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, Ssamzigil, Hongdae Free Market, Ewha Womans University area and the Mr Brainwash exhibition at the ARA Modern Art Museum.
Bali – 1st – 11th July, 2016
My first ever holiday with my cousins from Hong Kong, Australia and Thailand!
Visited: Besakih Temple, Jimbaran Beach, Tanah Lot Temple, Nusa Dua Beach, Ubud, Mount Batur and Seminyak.
Highlights: chilling, reading and swimming at our private pool at the gorgeous air bnb, river-rafting (minus the mini waterfall drop), eating the incredible tuna sashimi from the tuna that we’d caught on the way to an island, making it to the top of Mount Batur (it was a painful experience but so worth the views. Definitely wear hiking boots if you plan on taking the extended route back), the infinity pool at the hotel in Ubud and generally exploring Ubud.
Kuala Lumpur – 12th-14th July, 2016
Visited: Batu Caves, Ramayana Cave, Little India, Chinatown, Petaling Street, Central Market, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, Merdeka Square, Talan Alor, Perdana Gardens and Petronas Towers.
Highlights: Having seen so many photos of the Batu Caves and Petronas Towers online, I was so happy to finally see them for myself! Also, the evening light in Little India was incredible.
Sabah – 15th– 20th July, 2016
Visited: Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan Heritage Trail, English Tea House, Gomantong Caves, river cruise along the Lower Kinabatangan River.
Highlights: Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Rainforest Discovery Centre. Avoid the Gomantong Caves, trust me.
Tokyo – 21st– 31st July, 2016
Visited: Shibuya, Omotesando, Harajuku, Imperial Palace, Ueno, Kaikaya by the Sea, Studio Ghibli Museum, Shinjuku, Golden Gai, Yoyogi Park, Yanesen, Tennoji Temple, Tsukiji Fish Market, Akihabara, Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, Tokyo Garden Mall, National Film Centre, National Art Centre in Roppongi, Ebisu, Asakusa, KYUSU JANGARA (Harajuku) and Tokyo National Museum.
Highlights: I love Tokyo and I think that everyone should definitely experience it if they can! My favourite places to visit are Ueno Park, Tennoji Temple in Yanesen and Kyusu Janagra for ramen in Harajuku.
Hope you enjoyed this little throwback and let me know if you’ve visited any of these countries or whether you’d like to in the future!