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9 Travel Tips For Lazy Girls

2 Jul

I have a love-hate relationship with travelling. I have a soul that long for adventure and eager to explore the world, but a body that doesn’t adapt to travelling and accustom to new environment easily… @.@ And I am too lazy sometimes to pack and unpack and plan and do research… So…

Today I am going to share with you my travel tips after years of travelling the world.

1. Make a Checklist

I always pack my luggage last minute, like 1-2 hours before leaving to the airport. And the way I make sure I never forget to bring anything is that I made a checklist. I basically have 3 kind of checklists: Travel for business, Travel for leisure and Travel with kids. The list will consist of essentials such as passport, charger, medicine, glasses, toiletries, make up bag, wallet… etc. And when travelling for business, on top of the basics, the list will include business cards and laptops… So every time when I pack, I just re-use the checklist to make sure I pack everything I need for the trip. This way, I effectively reduce the packing time and never left out anything.

2. Buy Travel Insurance

So that you don’t get too upset if flight is canceled or luggage lost. If you are a frequent traveler, buy a yearly travel insurance so that you don’t have to buy insurance every time before you travel. It does save a lot of time (and money) too!

3. Pack Make Up Bags, Medicines, Contact Lenses, Coat and Extra Set of Garments in Your Hand Carry

Always be prepared that even if your check-in luggage went missing in transit, you still have those essentials that you need with you. Remember to pack in extra pair of undies too!

4. Stay Hydrated

I normally carry a small thermos with me when travelling. I will fill up the thermos with warm water before boarding and before I go out from the hotel to make sure I have sufficient water intake.

5. Keep A Hotel Card In Your Pocket

Upon check in at the hotel, I will request for a hotel card that has the name, address and contact number on it. I will keep it in my pocket just in case I got lost and need to show the taxi driver how to get back to the hotel.

6. Pack A First Aid Kit

My first aid kit (normally a small pouch in my hand carry) consists of bandages, eye drops, allergic medicine (Telfast or Zyrtec), Panadol, cold and flu medicine, nail clippers, activated charcoal pills (for traveler’s diarrhea) and some ginseng teabags. While abroad, it is not easy to get access to medication and clinics, therefore, having a first aid kit is not only convenient but can be a life saver too.

7. Bring A Scarf

I love to bring oversized scarf  instead of a bulky coat with me on board. When it gets chilly in the cabin, I will wrap it around my shoulder and it doesn’t take up too much space.

8. Pack Light

I like to pack light. At least something I could haul effortlessly by myself. I refuse to be the amateur who holds up the plane because my luggage is too heavy/too large to fit in the overhead compartment (trust me, I used to be that girl who blocked everyone while struggling to stuff my hand carry luggage on top). Also, I hate watching my luggage turning 3 times on the conveyor belt and could not able to get it off due to its heavy weight.

9. Pray

We all have unknown fears while we travel. Whether you are travelling long distance or short distance, on road, flight or sea, a prayer always remind us of God’s love, grace and mercy. And it can be very assuring even in times of despair and danger. Having God’s presence travelling with you will give you peace and so you are able to enjoy the trip.

Hope you find these tips useful for your travel plans 🙂 Thank you so much for reading.

Do you have any tips to add? Share with us in the comment below!

If you would like to read more about our Japan travel story, your can click the links below:

Ueno Park: Cherry Blossom

Kobe: Train Station Fashion Shoots

Kobe: Kitano Ijikan

Kyoto: Couple Kimono Experience

Chidoriga-Fuchi Park: Boating Under The Sakura

Nagoya Castle

Wishing you a blessed day and stay safe while travelling!

XOXO Eryn

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[Fashion] Embroidered Dress X Pink Bamboo Shopper Bag

23 Jun

Hi Everyone!

Today I am showing you the outfit that I wore while travelling to Nagoya.

A dark green embroidered dress with layers of sweater and knitted coat, paired with an interesting pink bamboo shopper bag.

My first attempt on the combination of Dark Green + Light Pink 🙂 And it turns out to be quite nice I would say.

This trip, husband and I did not do any research and had seriously NO IDEA of where we want to go. Call it #travelforthesakeoftravel, really we just want to spend some time together while exploring the world. So when we landed in Nagoya, he asked me where I would want to go, I google Nagoya and decided I would love to see the Nagoya Castle first. Why? Well, basically I am very attracted to history and arts. I could spend a whole day in British Museum looking at the artifacts and stroll around Palace of Versailles from morning till it closed.

And when we arrived at the castle, I was really stunned by the architecture of the building and all the beautiful wall paintings in the interior of the castle chambers. It’s magnificent. I wish I could show you more but I really forgot to take pictures and trust me, pictures don’t do them justice, it’s delicate and beautiful, you’ve got to see them for yourself.

We climbed up to the top floor where it has a observation deck with windows where you can have a glance at the Nagoya city.

There were not much visitors while we were there, we explored the castle at our own pace.

The bag I carried has a very interesting combination of light pink leather and handles made with real bamboo connected to the bag via gold metallic hoops. To me it really symbolizes casual elegance, and the size is just nice to keep all I need while travelling: Travel wallet, phone, makeup pouch and a small bottle of water.

It was one of the beautiful moments we have while travelling in Japan. If you would like to read more about our Japan travel story, your can click the links below:

Ueno Park: Cherry Blossom

Kobe: Train Station Fashion Shoots

Kobe: Kitano Ijikan

Kyoto: Couple Kimono Experience

Chidoriga-Fuchi Park: Boating Under The Sakura

Thank you very much for reading. I immensely appreciate your time and support! Especially after I received a lot of encouraging and positive comments from my previous post about The Shocking Truths About Fashion Bloggers, I truly believe that the struggle for blogging is real, and so does the magic.

God bless you.

Till next time.

XOXO Eryn

[Fashion] Earth Tone X White BROKEN Boots

21 May

Finally I have found some time to update my blog and show you some pictures that I took in Kobe. Weather was nice and we had such a great time exploring the little town. I was wearing my favourite pair of white boots, and to my great horror it was broken! So I guess this would be the last time you see it :0 Let me know if you can find out which part of it is broken? Hehe…

This is probably the first time I ever attempted a combination of earth tone. The dress surprisingly goes well with the white sweater and the creamy white knit jacket. I did not plan this outfit, I just somehow mix and match it when I have no idea what to wear 🙂 Some times, surprise awaits when you least expected it.

These pictures were taken in a tourist attraction called Kitano Ijikan in Kobe. We spent half a day strolling around this cute little district. It was beautiful.

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoy taking it. I have been really really busy lately due to family commitment and increased work load. I wish I will find ways to update this blog as often as possible. Thank you so much for reading and wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

XOXO Eryn

[Travel] Under The Cherry Blossom Tree

25 Apr

How magical it is…

To be dreaming under the cherry blossom tree with you.

No words can describe how magical it is to row a boat under the blooming cherry blossom trees. I would say this is the most wonderful experience in Tokyo for us. We queued for almost an hour to experience this goodness of spring, cherry blossom and a little quiet moment we got to spend together. If you are travelling in Tokyo during Spring time, you should really visit Chidoriga-Fuchi Park for this one-of-a-kind experience.

The boating experience was really fun and romantic. When Kelvin rowed our boat passed other boats, he would so kindly offer other couples to take pictures for them in the middle of the lake. So they passed us their hand phones to take pictures for them and every time after he snapped the picture, the wind blew our boat away. Kelvin then needed to row a little bit to return the phone. The boat was wobbly and it made the whole experience so fun and exciting. The cold wind blew on our faces, every little moves that we made would make the boat wobble even more. That was a really magical moment to me.

I have been really busy with work and family lately and it explains the lack of words in this post. I truly hope that you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoy taking it. Please leave me some comments to tell me how do you like this post.

XOXO Eryn

 

 

Book Your Next Holiday at These 3 Luxury Hotels in Asia

12 Dec

Time for a getaway!

Consider all the good work you have done in the year, you definitely deserve a vacation. Travel seems to be a good way to forget about work-related stress for a while, and rejuvenate in a new environment.

The vital aspect of having a nice holiday is the hotel itself. After all, a comfortable place to come home to makes all the difference. Furthermore, these exciting luxury hotels I have sussed out are all absolutely beautiful, making them just as intriguing as the cities they are based in.

Tower Club st Lebua, Bangkok

1055 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 (66) 2624-9555 (T) 

Searching for a luxurious five-star hotel in Bangkok, one where every moment is memorable, personal, and exceptional? Just look up, then come in and discover why they were named the World’s Leading Luxury All-Suite Hotel at the World Travel Awards.

Here on the 51st through 59th floors, the views from 221 gigantic suites are even more extraordinary, the separate bedrooms, living room and kitchenette complemented by the infinite thoughtful touches that reflect the personalized, intuitive service that pervades every floor – like customized check-in and check-out, because here every moment counts.

The non-alcoholic minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, and premium bathroom amenities, are all complimentary, as is your access to the intimate and sophisticated Tower Club Lounge with its continental breakfast, light luncheons, afternoon high tea, and canapés and, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages until 6pm.

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(Click HERE if you wish to have a tour >.<)

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