Travels

I love travelling, and so does everyone else. I started travelling solo in 2007 and have never looked back since. I still travel with friends and family occasionally, but I’d pick travelling solo over travelling with company any day. People have told me that I just have to wait for the right travel companion to turn up. I look forward to that day. :]

Since I started committing to a greener lifestyle, travelling has become one of the hardest parts in my life to be ‘green’. I’ve never sat down and calculated the carbon footprint I’ve generated from flying and frankly, I’m afraid to do so. But this is a learning journey for me, and hopefully I will find a way to work around this soon. Meanwhile, here is a list of places I’ve visited:

2015
Malaysia: Johor

2014
France: Pamiers, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Albi, Cordes-sur-ciel, Paris, Lille
Germany: Munich
Slovenia: Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj, Soca Valley, Stanjel, Kobdilj, Koper, Piran, Krizna Jama
UK: London, Glastonbury
Belgium: Bruges, Antwerp
Netherlands: Amsterdam
China: Guangxi province (Nanning, Bama, Yangshuo, Datang Bay, Guilin)
Thailand: Bangkok
Peru: Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Puno
Bolivia: Copacabana, La Paz
Argentina: Buenos Aires
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

(107 days abroad in 2014!)

2013
Indonesia: Medan
Thailand: Bangkok
Vietnam: Ha Noi, Sa Pa, Ha Long Bay
UK: Manchester, Liverpool, Glastonbury
France: Carcassonne, Q——–*, Espéraza, Lyon, A—–*, Lille, Paris, Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, Tours, Rennes
Germany: Berlin, Hamburg
Poland: Kostrzyn
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
Australia: Melbourne

2012
Hong Kong
Sri Lanka: N——*, Ambalangoda, Galle, Tissamahara, Yala, Kirinda, Ella, Nuwara Eliya, Peradeniya, Kandy, Gampaha

2011
Indonesia: Batam
Malaysia: Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru
Scotland: Edinburgh
England: York, Lake District, London, Southport, Stratford-upon-Avon
Iceland: Reykjavik
Italy: Venice, Rome, Vatican City, Burano, Sorrento
Germany: Berlin, Hendstedt-Ulzburg, Hamburg

2010
England: Manchester, Salford, London, Oxford, Bristol, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Bournemouth
France: Paris, C———-*
Wales: Llangollen
Portugal: Lisbon, Porto
Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Salamanca
Switzerland: Geneva, Lausanne

2009
Ukraine: Kiev, Lviv
Poland: Krakow, Auschwitz
UK: Manchester, London, Lake District
Tibet: Zhangmu, Nayalam, Tingri, Latze, Shigatse, Gyantse, Lhasa, Lake Nam Tso
Nepal: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Birethanti, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tikhedhungga, N——-* (secret haven!)

Before 2009
South Korea: Seoul, Busan
Germany: Münster, Köln, Bremen, Frankfurt, Rendsburg, Hamburg
Canada: Toronto, Montreal
Indonesia: Jakarta, Batam
Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai
Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Seremban, Johor Bahru
Australia: Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth
China: Beijing, Hong Kong

*: Sometimes I’m selfish and prefer not to share some of my favourite places because I don’t want them to be overcrowded by people. But if you ask really nicely and promise you’ll be a responsible traveller, I might tell you 😉

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