By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Running a media operation is stressful. To recharge myself, I took a trip recently to California and Mexico. It’s not just all the good food to eat and wonderful places to see, I learn something new in every journey. Travel is a test of wisdom and resourcefulness. You have […]
A white bus with green decals cut in front of me — it was this pretty big and sleek-looking tour bus that carried Korean-looking people.
The local name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning the smoke that thunders.
The giant’s copper-colored eye was as big as a baseball and he knew we were watching — he could see us and smell us.
How does an American woman who doesn’t speak Japanese manage to run a traditional Japanese guest house called a ryokan?
I’m no millionaire. So my little family and I limit vacations that require travel by plane, and our travels overseas are even less frequent.
Have you ever listened to that Tony Bennett song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”? Understandably, that quirky city, with personality to spare, has left an indelible impression on those who have ventured there. Like San Francisco, the densely populated and bustling city of Taipei, Taiwan has also captured a spot in my heart.
By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly I recently took a long overdue vacation to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and it was a really exciting experience, one that I gleaned many lessons from. Here are my 7 tips for surviving Vietnam when you’re not Vietnamese! (The exchange rate on my trip was ₫22,500 Viet […]
By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Four minutes is all I can take. It’s not jetlag. Or culture shock. It’s just hot. I’m in a sauna. In Malmoe, in Sweden. Guidebooks and everything, they talk about this. You go to Scandinavia, and you go to the sauna. For the coziness. For warmth and safety, inside, […]
By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Six weeks, all together, if I can manage to hold through December, here in Scandinavia. I think the gut knows when it’s time to shake things up, and this time, I found myself at Kastrup with an immigration officer flicking through my passport—stamps from around Southeast Asia these last […]