6 Ways to Beat Post-Travel Blues 

An abridged version of this post appears in Thought Catalog, click here.

It has been all of three weeks since my escapade in Europe has come to a close. Since then, it has been an agonising three weeks of endless corporate drudgery, interspersed with wistful reminiscences and reveries. Whilst I have fallen back into a routine and everything has regained a semblance of normality, I know that deep down my outlook on life has been forever transformed and that I am no longer the same. Continue reading 6 Ways to Beat Post-Travel Blues 

The Count of Monte Cristo

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die…that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.


Those born to wealth, and who have the means of gratifying every wish, know not what is the real happiness of life, just as those who have been tossed on the stormy waters of the ocean on a few frail planks can alone realize the blessings of fair weather.


Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope‘.

– Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo

Taste of UK & Scandinavia – A Visual & Sensory Smorgasbord (Part II)

Disclaimer: This post has the potential to incite wanderlust, spontaneity, or worse, vertiginous heights of jealousy. Should you have a strong aversion to bedazzling European scenery, culture or people, this post will likely deepen it and you are similarly excused. Otherwise proceed with caution.

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Highlights of Scandinavia

Travelled with: Trafalgar CostSaver Highlights of Scandinavia

For fear of sounding like a broken record, I will only state this upfront: Scandinavians are decidedly blessed to call that part of the world home! Continue reading Taste of UK & Scandinavia – A Visual & Sensory Smorgasbord (Part II)

Taste of UK & Scandinavia – A Visual & Sensory Smorgasbord (Part I)

Disclaimer: This post has the potential to incite wanderlust, spontaneity, or worse, vertiginous heights of jealousy. Should you have a strong aversion to bedazzling European scenery, culture or people, this post will likely deepen it and you are similarly excused. Otherwise proceed with caution.

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Like many casual travellers of non-European descent, I have always possessed a modicum of curiosity with respect to the continent widely crowned as the tourist mecca. Unfortunately, I also fell victim to age-old excuses of having neither the time nor the disposable resources to make the far-flung trek a reality. Despite the seed having been planted in me since my early twenties, it wasn’t until the looming 3-0 that I threw caution to the wind and decided it was high time to embark on my own “Eat, Pray, Love” journey – in Europe. Continue reading Taste of UK & Scandinavia – A Visual & Sensory Smorgasbord (Part I)