London This Week: Hello Kitty Pop-Up Cafe & The Book of Mormon

The Hello Kitty mania is not over! A Hello Kitty pop-up cafe has returned to London in Tombo Poké & Matcha Bar from 1 September 2017 to 8 October 2017. Their special Hello Kitty menu includes (but not limited to) Hello Kitty curry rice, Hello Kitty matcha latte, and Hello Kitty cupcake. They also sell a range of…

Christmas Markets in Europe: Munich

The “ber” months are here- freezing, cold nights matched with warm sweaters, soothing Christmas songs, and colourful lights! Last Christmas, I had the chance to experience the festive season in a European way- Christmas food and markets, hot beer mugs, lots of goulash soup, and winter in the Alps! The week-long Christmas adventure route: Berlin-Munich-Innsbruck-Salzburg-Vienna-Sládkovičovo-Bratislava-Prague-Berlin. …

London This Week: The Smoking Goat & The Top Secret Comedy Club

I love food and London (except for the pricey standard of living and often gloomy weather). It is multicultural, lively, and fun! There are so many things to do and there are infinite restaurants to choose from. But to help Londoners and tourists alike with the difficult decisions of finding the perfect weekend spots and…

Algarve

Golden beaches, charming storks, beautiful cliffs, and delicious seafood! Welcome to the southernmost region of Portugal:  Algarve.  Let's go and discover the world! #Algarve #katlimadventures A post shared by Kat L. (@kookyoi) on Aug 23, 2017 at 2:10am PDT ……………. A practical list for a first memorable Algarve trip (mostly in pictures): Explore Portimão and…

Lisbon

Here’s a summary of my Lisbon trip: The Tramway Network The vintage trams are fun and will take you up and down the city’s narrow and hilly streets! Tram 28 takes you to the historic parts of the capital. Lisbon's trademark. A post shared by Kat L. (@kookyoi) on Aug 8, 2017 at 5:43am PDT…

Porto

Travel northwest of Portugal and you will meet and greet the colourful and vibrant Porto, a coastal city with interesting architecture, delicious food, and narrow cobbled streets. When in #Porto. ☀️ A post shared by Kat L. (@kookyoi) on Aug 1, 2017 at 10:28am PDT …………………………..   Where To Go: Most of Porto’s popular sights…

Japan

Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka / 5.5 days, 5 nights If you are in a rush to get to know Japan, a week or less could be enough to have a real Japanese experience. We travelled from Cebu City, Philippines to Narita, Japan in April (cherry blossom season in Japan) but I do intend to stay longer next time. Here’s…

Iceland Part III

Iceland is a country that you will have to visit over and over again. I regretted not discovering Northern Iceland, which is a must for those who loved the other more popular parts of the country. Top 5 things to do in Iceland:  (Let’s skip the Blue Lagoon, shall we?) 1. Take a road trip…

Coron

Coron, Palawan! Breathtaking. Most people will opt to stay in Coron town proper for its convenience. A short tricycle ride for P10-15 can bring you to the closest port for the island hopping or the popular Maquinit hot spring (too many tourists for me). I tend to avoid tourist traps although you still have to…

Iceland Part II

Now let’s talk about the food. Among the several restaurants we tried around Reykjavik, I enjoyed Fish Company the most. The ambience, service, and menu were excellent. I love seafood and unless you’re in sunny Europe, getting hold of fresh and quality fish can be difficult. Iceland proved me wrong! Fish Company, specifically, satisfied my seafood craving. The…