Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees | Paris

After landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport at about 9pm, we had to take the RER B train into the city and switch to the metro line to get to our hotel at Anvers. There was a little bit of drama at the train station. Advice that we received from a stranger led to us (unknowingly) […] Read More

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Portobello Market | London

So our second day in London saw us heading to Portobello Market at Notting Hill. London's street markets are well known and this one didn't disappoint. With a bit of good timing, we had the whole morning to explore the market and then catch the Thameslink rail to London Luton Airport for our flight to […] Read More

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British Museum exhibit | London

I arrived in London from Perth with a stopover in Hong Kong. The Europe leg of my round-the-world trip was just about to start and I was very glad to be back in London. My last visit was in March 2007 and I was eager to hop onto the underground tube and make my way […] Read More

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Swan Bell Tower and Wheel of Perth

My second day in Perth started late as I slept in, dashing plans to head to the beach in the morning. David and Estelle cooked lunch and we ate, after which they headed to classes at UWA while I left to explore the city. I took a bus and dropped at the Esplanade Busport to […] Read More

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Koala bear at Caversham Wildlife Park | Perth

The day I departed for Perth to start my round-the-world trip was an eventful day that passed pretty quickly. I was flying on a Jetstar flight from Singapore to Perth and had purchased the cheapest weight allowance thinking that at the start of my seven months, my bag couldn't possibly weigh more than 15kg. At check-in however, […] Read More

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US Congress photo | Washington, D.C.

The second week of my political journalism course had us covering the US Congress and we had the privilege of a tour of the US Capitol. First up was a general tour of the Capitol that is also open to the public. The more exciting part of our day was a guided tour by the […] Read More

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I really liked the bedroom in Washington, D.C. that I had sublet. It was very comfy and overlooked the back porch of the house. The landlady lived in the house with her family and I enjoyed chatting with her - she had been to Singapore several times and had friends there - it was going […] Read More

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My arrival in the capital of the United States was one filled with drama. The flight from Los Angeles to Washington had a quick connection at Atlanta, Georgia. But the LA-Atlanta flight landed very late and that resulted in delays of the connecting flights out of Atlanta. The plane bound for Washington was to have […] Read More

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Hollywood and Santa Monica

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Faith and I left San Diego on an early bus for Hollywood. Upon reaching Hollywood, Faith would be meeting up with her cousins while I would be joining the guys again, who were driving in from Grand Canyon. We would be staying at USA Hostels near Hollywood Boulevard. I checked in first and had lunch […] Read More

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Faith and I left Las Vegas on an early Greyhound bus bound for San Diego. The journey took eight hours, during which the bus stopped for a quick lunch break. The ride was not as arduous as I thought it would be. We arrived at the bus terminal before evening and found our way to […] Read More

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