Travel With Me to Zermatt, Switzerland

I fell in love with Zermatt, Switzerland after reading and looking some articles and photos of the place. So, from then on, Zermatt is one of the destinations on my bucket list. Zermatt is famous for its mountaineering and ski resort of the Swiss Alps and the Matterhorn (the mountain in the Toblerone chocolate). The local economy is mostly relying on local tourism. The scenic mountain view mostly attracts tourist, and to me, its connection to Toblerone chocolate intrigued me. So, every time I have a business trip in Switzerland,…

Chasing Jack Frost (Winter) in Romania

From my previous blogs, I mentioned about my love for the fall season, and now I am sharing a new found love – Snow! Winter! Extremely cold! in Romania I never thought I would love the freezing, numbing and shivering winter.  I spent few months in Europe, and I was glad to experience the winter season. Well, it has its downside, but for me, because I rarely get to experience, I am okay with it. So when my colleagues found out I am fascinated by it, they keep checking the…

Travel with me to Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania has always been associated with vampires and Dracula for many centuries. But unknown to many, this place is a hidden wonder in Eastern Europe. It is rich in history, surrounded by scenic landscape and preserved in a medieval era, which makes it attractive to few. I got the chance to visit Sighisoara, a city in Transylvanian region. It immediately captivated my random traveler’s heart. This whole place is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The walled citadel is home of preserved medieval and colorful houses, cobbled alleys and of course the rumored…

Chasing Aurora: Iceland Ring Road Trip

Can you imagine being on the road with this exquisite view? That is Iceland. You have everything you need at one glance. There was a tagline that really suits Iceland. A rarity in a world of plenty. We only had few days to spend in Iceland (Reykjavik), just visited the famous destinations, but it made me feel so at home. How can you even resist its beauty? It captivated my heart in an instant. The moment we drove out of the city, the landscape made me in awe. You see…

Travel with me to the Land of Fire and Ice: Iceland

Quick travel over the long weekend away from deadlines, meetings, and emails. Off we go to the land of fire and ice, Iceland. I am in Europe (Germany to be exact) for a 6-month assignment, and one of the things I wanted to check on the bucket list is the northern lights. And with the short stay in Europe and less than 3 hours flight would make this dream come true. With the last sunny day of 2017 and the long weekend in Germany, perfect for a weekend getaway, Gabi…

Chasing America – Grand Canyon Experience

At first, I thought Grand Canyon will remain a dream… Every travel I plan, I always make sure that I have at least one memorable experience planned, a remembrance that will surely last and can be told over and over again. I take all the time to research for uncommon destination or activity, some of them I did by myself and some with friends. Regardless, I made sure it gives me that happiness, that smile and that satisfaction. To name a few, I had my first ever solo mountain hiking in…

Refocus and Reflect – my solo traveling experience

We all have that one tiny little thought of “what if” when it comes to deciding where we want to go next. What if I do not get enough money for my airfare, accommodation or what if something happens and I won’t be able to go to that place. There will always be uncertainties, not only when you decide to travel, but in life so to speak. But traveling has all these uncertainties because you are moving away from your comfort zone, your home. But doing this, you will eventually…

Let’s WORK and travel – reality of Business Travel

MORE WORK, less fun. Business travel is no way comparable when we travel on vacation or leisure, where we can set that out of office message – “Delayed response to email. No internet connection during this period of time”. Business travel is “I will respond to email as soon as I can”. Obviously, these are two different statements. And traveling for work is most of the time no fun at all. While we enjoy the perks of staying in luxurious accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets on the side,…

Chasing America – Los Angeles, California

“Drop everything now Meet me in the pouring rain Kiss me on the sidewalk Take away the pain ‘Cause I see, sparks fly, whenever you smile…” Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift This song will always remind me of Los Angeles, the city where dreams can actually come true. There was that spark that hit me. Maybe because of the California sunset or the Hollywood sign, or meeting with my good friends or just because it’s California, as simple as that.

Chasing America – San Francisco, California

Blue sky, cool and breezy weather, stunning scenery of sunset and mountain ranges, and contrasting city vibe – made this trip interesting, memorable and a dream come true. When I was younger, I have always thought of traveling but never imagined that this time will come. Traveling made me realize that I am living an extraordinary life. Not everybody has the chance to see the beauty of life and how amazing our world as I see it now. Slowly, I am realizing hidden dreams, to discover how amazing the world…