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The quaint city of Coimbra.

The quaint city of Coimbra.

I love exploring new places. This Monday, we crawled out of the house really early to catch the bus to Coimbra. We’d heard about the amazing Bibloteca Joanina (library) in the University of Coimbra and wanted to visit. It truly didn’t disappoint. For €11,...
A little bit of the Orient(e).

A little bit of the Orient(e).

I visited Oriente this week quite unintentionally actually. I had originally planned on strolling through the usual shopping districts in Lisbon (Baixa Chiado, Rossio, Colombo), but alas I didn’t feel terribly well while I was on the train. I was on the verge of...
Trains, trains and more trains.

Trains, trains and more trains.

I love trains. I love taking them and geeking out over them. Although I’m no expert, I can appreciate the effort that goes into them, especially when there is some history attached to it. Once again, I visited another town on a working trip and took the...
Day trip to Fátima, Portugal.

Day trip to Fátima, Portugal.

I do have to qualify that this short day trip to Fátima was work-related. In the midst of all the observations I had to make while I was there, I paid a short visit to Sanctuario de Fátima, which is world renown for its status as a pilgrimage site for those of the...
Haji Lane.

Haji Lane.

It’s been a while since I unleashed myself into the wilderness of Singapore for the sole purpose of photography. I ended up in Hipster Paradise (also tourist paradise), Haji Lane. This neighbourhood is all about the cafes and quaint little boutiques....
Kelong! Dinner on the sea.

Kelong! Dinner on the sea.

It’s been a long time since I was last at a kelong. I remember staying on one as a child, dragged there by my parents who were outdoor fishing enthusiasts. Photographic evidence from the past shows that I thoroughly enjoyed myself. And this time, it was no...