Rosemarie John

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Changi Airport Singapore – A Shoppers Delight

by Rosemarie John April 19, 2014

Shopping at the Changi Airport for us has always been a magnificent experience. Even though most times we check in 3-4 hours in advance, we always find that time just flies and we find ourselves rushing to the gate to board the flight. This happened even during the last visit and we have now promised ourselves to check in perhaps […]

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Migrating to Canberra, Australia – Discarding an Old Life(style)

by Rosemarie John April 4, 2014

In about three weeks, Joseph and I embark on a big move to Australia and the first huge step towards our new life down under was to  decide what to take along with us and what to leave behind.  It’s honestly easier said than done. We first tackled the question on how to transport what we would choose as things […]

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Winning Singapore’s Best Travel Blog of the Year Award 2014

by Rosemarie John March 23, 2014

Best Travel Blog in Singapore! Yay! The first quarter of 2014 has been a great year for our blog. We not only won the Skyscanner Singapore’s Best Travel Blog of the Year Award but also bagged the Skyscanner Asia Pacific’s Best Travel Blog of the Year Award as well. This has been made possible not just because of our travel […]

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Not Just Another Ruin – The Basilica of St. John in Selçuk, Turkey

by Rosemarie John March 13, 2014

Our small tour group reached the Basilica of St John sometime late noon. The temperatures had dropped and there was a cold wind blowing with slight drizzle of rain. While the tour guide went on to describe the site, I was distracted. The ruins that stood there appeared as though it could tell its own story. Exploring ruins are our […]

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Tanjong Jara Resort – Uniquely Malaysian

by Rosemarie John February 27, 2014

We were excited as the plane landed at the stroke of noon in Terengganu in north eastern Peninsular Malaysia. The sun beat down mercilessly on the tarmac as we walked hurriedly to the cool shade of the airport. We needed to get away from a hectic schedule and the past few weeks had been taxing .We had never been to […]

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Why Kuşadası Holds a Special Place in Our Hearts

by Rosemarie John February 25, 2014

It was our sixth day touring Turkey and we arrived in the sleepy town of Kuşadası, a coastal resort town in the Aydin province of the Aegean west coast. Yes, I say sleepy cause we were travelling around Turkey during winter and though Kuşadası is the fourth busiest cruise port among the Mediterranean cruise liners, you will have the place […]

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Cycling through a Rustic Fishing Village in East Coast Malaysia

by Rosemarie John February 20, 2014

The sun was shining through the leafy branches and the coastal wind was blowing in my face as we peddled along the main road. It has been more than seven years since I had ridden an actual bicycle. Gym cycles don’t really count. We soon realized that now balancing came into play and the fear of falling down was quite […]

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Attending a Cooking Class at Tanjong Jara Resort

by Rosemarie John February 17, 2014

As Tanjong Jara Resort is a sanctuary steeped in age-old Malay traditions accompanied with architecture that reflect the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces, it is no surprise that I kept smelling fresh chillies being pounded and ground in preparations for either the days’ fresh chilli paste used in cooking or as a meal’s accompanying dip called sambal. […]

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Tanjong Jara Resort – Bewitchingly Beautiful

by Rosemarie John February 13, 2014

It’s late at night at Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu. We sit here in the balcony of our room watching the dancing tide wash the shore. The strong breeze singing a soothing lullaby with its salty breath over our tired bodies. The time and tide are racing towards ushering in Valentine’s Day. We are in love, lost in the ambience of […]

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Tramming through Istanbul in 12 Hours

by Rosemarie John February 12, 2014

Istanbul is a city that cannot be experienced in a day…. But for those who have a brief stopover and have already witnessed the rich heritage of the famous district of Sultanahmet that is home to the remarkable Blue mosque, Hagia Sofia and Grand Bazaar, the guide below is an alternative way to see this vibrant city through the easiest […]

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