Lying within a geologically active volcanic zone of New Zealand's North Island, Rotorua could be easily recognized through its smell of rotten eggs and clouds of steam all over the city.
I don't know how Auckland became one of the most livable cities in the world, but living by myself here as an Asian student has been a battle every single day.
Marseille may have been notorious with drugs, crime and insecurity but it's not necessary a blacklist city for travelers.
Tucked away in the lush greenery of the central park, this version of Japanese bridge is a hidden gem of our coastal central city. It's a gift from Hoi An people to commemorate the sister-city relationship's 55th anniversary last year.
The festivities stretch all the way from the God of Kitchen Day on 23-Dec till the Lantern festival on 15-Jan (according to the lunar calendar).
My favorite types of hosts are students, travelers and outdoor seekers.
As a non-Christian, Christmas didn't have much of a meaning to me but this time I decided to have it the local way. Turns out it was quite a memorable experience.