13 Must See Places That Will Awe-Inspire You

13 Must See Places That Will Awe-Inspire You

There are a million places out there that will amaze you, whether with its overwhelming architecture, breathtaking landscape, or the mind-blowing artistry. However, there are only a few, perhaps more than a handful, that will easily be on top of your list. Not just because of its undeniable beauty, but also the surge of emotions that it gives you, leaving you speechless, perhaps moved and inspired as you go back to wherever you came from. As they made me lost for words, allow me to share with you this effortlessly curated list of 13 Places That…

Wishing for a Star: Some (Hollywood) Tour, Los Angeles

Wishing for a Star: Some (Hollywood) Tour, Los Angeles

I’ve always imagined the City of Angels as the “place to be” when it comes to stars and glamour. Somehow, watching Hollywood movies, MTV (back then), and following different TV series made me think of that. When I had a free day to go around, my cousin (who lived nearby) offered to take me for a quick tour before doing the “actual tour” via a tour bus.  I know how redundant that sounds. We first got off at the mall and then went towards the Hollywood walk of fame where…

I was where I was supposed to be, UCLA, California

I was where I was supposed to be, UCLA, California

Why don’t we just go, regardless? It could be really easy, but it could also be quite complex, depending on how we want it to be. Sometimes, one small thing could be the key for even greater things. This is a story of what hit me to actually start going out there, in spite of facing a few (intimidating yet manageable) bumps along the way. If you’ve read my previous post, then let me share with you what really drove me to go to USA. A very simple and unlikely…

First Taste is the Sweetest, Washington DC

First Taste is the Sweetest, Washington DC

Indeed, it is. Who would forget their first? Let me share you my first, ehem, travel. Well, technically, this wasn’t the first time I visited another country (I visited my relatives in Sharjah, UAE in ’03  and stayed mostly indoors or the nearest mall/City Center under supervision because the parentals are “old school” plus the desertland was empty back then). But this was the first time that I really got to feel what another place other than my home had to offer. That overwhelming, surreal feeling when you’re in a new place…