Taiwan, Travel Diaries

Review: Diary of Ximen Hotel – Ximending

I will be very honest. Diary of Ximen is not our first choice after it has been confirmed that we are going back to Taipei.  Our heart belongs to City Inn Plus Hotel Ximending, a boutique hotel who captured our loyalty with first class, five star service and personalized approach to guests. However, City Inn […]

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Preps and Research, Taiwan

Changing hotels: why a 24-hour concierge is important to me

After the glow and excitement of going to Taipei with the hubby has finally subsided. I took stock of the hostel I reserved and asked myself if I am really happy with the available amenities. The first hotel I booked, Mr.Lobster’s Secret Den seemed like a good deal and even ranked high both at TripAdvisor […]

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South Korea, Travel Diaries

Review: Stay-in-GAM Hostel, Jongno-Gu, Korea

I always say that I am the kind of “no-fuss” traveler. I am not choosy when it comes to hotel accommodations and actually prefer staying in B&Bs and hostels if that would mean I will be able to save more money. I am the type who loves discovering cheap accommodations offering superb services, like the […]

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Travel Diaries

Hi! I’m Your Wandering Girl

Let me reintroduce myself. This blog used to be called “The Places You Will Go”, yes — after that famous children’s book. It was a nice name, nostalgic and easy to recall…but definitely not unique. And definitely doesn’t give you an idea of who I am and why I am here. Well, my first ever […]

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Japan, Traveling on a Budget

The Madness of Airline Seat Sales

Consider this madness: You wake up in the middle of the night, in cold sweat — full of anticipation. Without turning on your bedroom light, you reach for the iPhone tucked behind your pillow and surreptitiously check the Facebook feeds for some bit of good news. And then you see it. You flip out, almost […]

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Traveling on a Budget

Little things that add up to the travel budget

It always happens to the best of us. We pride ourselves of traveling on the cheap, only to encounter a little boo-boo, a little snag on the well-laid travel plans resulting in little expenses that will undeniably put a dent to your well-curated and well-appropriated travel budget. Whenever we travel, I always end up preparing […]

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