Chapter 4: Iceland – The land of Fire and Ice

After more than a year of hiatus, I am finally back on wordpress, with a goal of reviving my travel blog once again. That 5 months of exchange in Europe back in 2014 was really a blast for me. In fact it was such as blast that it became a calm after the storm. I did not feel like traveling at all in 2015. For once, I just wanted to enjoy the most satisfying simple pleasures of life home has to offer.

Almost 2 years after a life-changing experience, I am hungry for more excitement in my life once more. As the saying goes, life is a dreary continuum made bearable by those moments of excitement. It is called feeling alive. Continue reading “Chapter 4: Iceland – The land of Fire and Ice”

Chapter 3: Turkish Delights in Istanbul

Istanbul is the gateway to Asia, while at the same time embraces Europe on the other hand. It is a unique city that has been a capital to many different civilisations thousands of years ago, from past to present, and till today, it is home to people from all over the world. It is a city that dates back to 300 thousands years ago, showcasing a myriad of cultures, religions and civilisations combined. Every corner of Istanbul is filled with surprises, and you are bound to find something that has historic value. Continue reading “Chapter 3: Turkish Delights in Istanbul”

Chapter 2: Estonian Surprises

During one of the weekends, I traveled to Tallinn, Estonia by ferry. I took Lindaline Express which was about an hour and half journey. The entire journey was a pleasant experience as the Baltic Sea is always calm and the waves are not strong enough to make you seasick. Continue reading “Chapter 2: Estonian Surprises”

Chapter 1: A Student in Helsinki, Finland

I bid goodbye to my loved ones, and henceforth started my journey north towards Finland, a country often associated with northern lights, Santa Claus and extreme cold during winter. I was so elated last semester when I knew I was able to go Aalto University School of Business for my exchange programme , and before I knew it, the time had come for me to fly to Helsinki for my exchange. It was hard to go on separate ways with my loved ones back in Singapore, but I was determined to learn something new during this exchange, and hopefully return a much more matured person with a broader perspective of the world around me. Continue reading “Chapter 1: A Student in Helsinki, Finland”