Photo Dump: Cusco + Machu Picchu, Peru

Photo Dump: Cusco + Machu Picchu, Peru

travel This post is two years late. But life happens. To put it simply, our trip to Cusco, Peru was not a fun one— which is probably why I never bothered to post this part of our trip as quickly as I posted the others. Cusco is a city in the southeastern part of Peru...
Travel Diary: Lima, Peru (Day 2)

Travel Diary: Lima, Peru (Day 2)

travel When people go to Peru, most of them hope to hike the Inca Trail or see Machu Picchu. Lima is just a pit stop. Just like the rest of the world’s capitals, it’s busy, dirty, and congested. And for foreigners, being alone in a crowded, unfamiliar city...
Travel Diary: Lima, Peru (Day 1)

Travel Diary: Lima, Peru (Day 1)

When people think of South America, drug cartels, violence, and guerrillas automatically come to mind. But those misconceptions do not even come close to the real South America. The continent may not be postcard perfect like Europe, but it is teeming with history,...
My K1 Fiancee Visa Experience

My K1 Fiancee Visa Experience

This is not a typical travel post, but since many people are asking me about my US visa application experience, I’ve decided to finally share it. Because each stage in the K1 Fiancee Visa application is very critical, I will be posting a series of detailed...
The Eye-Popping Street Art of St. Petersburg

The Eye-Popping Street Art of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a millenial’s paradise. It has a vibrant community of artists, skateboarders, surfers, and young entrepreneurs and professionals, making it (arguably) the hippest neighborhood in Florida. If you were to ask me, I’d like to live there too....
Dodecanese Boulevard, Tarpon Springs

Dodecanese Boulevard, Tarpon Springs

Here is the second half of our Tarpon Springs photos taken mostly on Dodecanese Boulevard. This section of Tarpon Springs is filled with colorful brick-walled shops that look like something out of a film set. No wonder they chose the district as the location for the...