When In Berlin: DDR Museum

If you remember your history lessons, when Germany lost at the end of World War II, Berlin was divided amongst the Allied Forces. The East went to the Soviet Union, while the West consisted of the American, British, and French occupation sectors. East Berlin then became the GDR or German Democratic Republic (a socialist government which was essentially … Continue reading When In Berlin: DDR Museum

How To Get a Schengen Visa via the German Embassy

One downside to being a citizen of our beloved country is having to apply for visa when travelling to non-Southeast Asian countries. I was able to apply for a US visa last 2007 and a Schengen visa just this March. Fortunately, I got approved for both. So now I am hoping to give you some … Continue reading How To Get a Schengen Visa via the German Embassy

When in Amsterdam: Anne Frank House

"When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived!" Anne Frank is the main reason I wanted to go to Amsterdam. Reading her story as a young girl, was such an eye-opener. She opened my eyes to the horrors of the Holocaust, which I think caused my … Continue reading When in Amsterdam: Anne Frank House

When in Prague: 7 Things To Do For Free

When visiting a new place, you don't always have to spend a lot of money to appreciate and fully experience it. There are so many things to see and discover in a city, with just a little bit of curiosity and a lot of walking :). And Prague is no exception. Here are seven things … Continue reading When in Prague: 7 Things To Do For Free

Where to Stay in Amsterdam: Stayokay Vondelpark

When looking for a hotel/hostel, my main consideration aside from price, is the location and its accessibility to the places and attractions I want to visit. So after days of reading through other travellers' blogs and TripAdvisor reviews, we decided to stay at Stayokay Vondelpark in Amsterdam. The hostel is right beside Vondelpark and quite … Continue reading Where to Stay in Amsterdam: Stayokay Vondelpark

Visiting Prague: Mucha Museum

The Mucha Museum wasn't in my original itinerary. In fact, I have never heard of Alphonse Mucha until a friend suggested I go to the museum when I get to Prague. So after visiting Kafka and hanging out and eating lunch at the Old Town Square, I decided to walk around and try to find … Continue reading Visiting Prague: Mucha Museum