So I’m long overdue for a blog post. It got so crazy and hectic towards the end of last year! Overseas trip packing and planning got the better of me. Most of my trip photos are over on my Instagram, but I have plenty more on the compact camera that I’ve yet to upload. I didn’t bother bringing the SLR with me as I thought it’d be too heavy to lug across four countries.
In any case, if you’re curious, for the past month I’ve been traipsing across Asia (namely the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong). It was originally a trip for my brother’s wedding, but I thought why not go all out and travel around Asia. Of course shopping and eating were mandatory criteria of the trip. Here are some highlights of the trip. I’ll be sure to do more of a detailed post on each country in the coming days!
In Malaysia, I really enjoyed the half day trip out to Batu Caves. It literally translates to the stone caves, this monolith of a temple is built into a cavern atop an odd two-hundred something steps. The steps were steep and oh-so-tiring, but well worth the trek. There were a bunch of friendly monkeys that live off the fruit given to them by the locals along the climb up.
Macau was another one of our stops. We stayed only one day, but crammed as much casino and culture as we could. Granted we don’t really gamble, it was still amazing to be in the city that has apparently taken over Vegas. The frescos inside the Venetian were AMAZING. Can you believe the photo below right was taken somewhere close to midnight? Insanity.
Hong Kong was one of my favourite cities. It gets up late, and stays up late, just like me. It goes without saying we did lots of shopping and eating here. We had to get some Peking duck despite it not being one of the HK specialties… We didn’t regret it one bit – I’d never seen so much duck for two people in my life.
I hope everyone had a fantastic break! I’m looking forward to catching up on blog posts. I’ve neglected my Feedly for way too long.