Kublai

  • 48 Hours in Kyoto
    Not knowing much about Kyoto, I thought that 2 days would be enough time to spend there.  I had a long layover in Tokyo and I decided to instead spend the weekend in Kyoto and come back for my flight.  It is really easy to get from Tokyo to Kyoto. ... read more
    Source: Sasha Sook – Free To WanderPublished on 2017-07-20By sashasook
    4 hours ago
  • Airbnb. VRBO. Home Away. Hotels. Boutique Hotels…
    When I travel with friends, attend weddings or just want a weekend away I typically go to AirbnB, VRBO or Home Away before resorting to a hotel. If I am alone I typically choose a hotel.  Sharing a house with a group of people saves money on the per person ... read more
    Source: Sasha Sook – Free To WanderPublished on 2017-07-18By sashasook
    2 days ago
  • Traveling Alone
    “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein It’s ok to be alone, no really it is. You don’t have to feel bad ... read more
    Source: Sasha Sook – Free To WanderPublished on 2017-07-13By sashasook
    1 week ago
  • No Shoes No Shirt Small Towel
    Everyone who has been to Japan told me to go to an Onsen, that is if you are comfortable being naked in front of other people. A Japanese Onsen is a hot spring with volcanic water.  Japan being a volcanically active country, there are many Onsens all over the country.  ... read more
    Source: Sasha Sook – Free To WanderPublished on 2017-07-11By sashasook
    1 week ago
  • Portugal is Paradise & I May Never Leave
    Pairs Well With…Sunshine + Portuguese Egg Tarts + Blue Waters + Magic of the City As I sit in the living room of my apartment in Portugal, windows open, sun shining in, church bells ringing, and the rumble of the 28 line (yellow tram) below me, I realize that these ... read more
    Source: Carin Skowronsky – Pairs Well WithPublished on 2017-07-05By pairswellwith@gmail.com
    2 weeks ago
  • Cocoa Pebble ’n Frosted Flakes: Welcome to Serbia
    Parks, European architecture, cafes, and a motherf***ing fortress bruh. The shift from Asia to Europe has been nothing short of mind-boggling, and to put icing on the cake, my first stop is Belgrade, Serbia. Prior to touching down in the city of trees and stones, I knew nothing about the ... read more
    Source: Jide Adebayo – Food For ThoughtPublished on 2017-07-05By Jide Adebayo
    2 weeks ago
  • That Time I Woke Up At 2:00am To See A Live Tuna Auction
    I adore Sushi, Sashimi, Nigiri oh and even the trendy sushi we make in America with ingredients to appeal to western tastes.  Did you know that in Japan they put the wasabi on the sashimi itself and not on the side?  They say to never mix the wasabi in your soy ... read more
    Source: Sasha Sook – Free To WanderPublished on 2017-07-02By sashasook
    3 weeks ago
  • 10 Lessons Learned: Surviving an Indian Ashram & 2 Week Digital Detox
    I didn’t think I would survive the past two weeks – the ashram or being away from social media, i.e. my lifeline to the outside world. After a fabulous few days in Mumbai, I arrived in Pune, India – an upscale, green Indian city heavily influenced and built up as ... read more
    Source: Christina Thelin – A Gilded GlobePublished on 2017-07-02By agildedglobe
    3 weeks ago
  • Thirty! Not Dirty…
    Turning 30 is a huge birthday for me as so much has changed not only in the last decade but in the last year.  It has been a wild, crazy and f*cked up ride. I’ve fallen in love, had my heart broken, stayed up all night, went to bed at 9pm, smoked ... read more
    Source: Sasha Sook – Free To WanderPublished on 2017-06-29By sashasook
    3 weeks ago
  • Viva La Papa Francisco!
    When I was traveling throughout Italy with my friend Susan; the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St Peters Basilica were all on our must do’s and we were not let down. The day we were leaving, Susan’s aunt had called us to tell us we should go to the Papal audience ... read more
    Source: Sasha Sook – Free To WanderPublished on 2017-06-27By sashasook
    3 weeks ago
  • Let Me See You Do That Yoga
    Yoga and spiritual retreats are all the rage right now with many to choose from.  There are meditation retreats in India, yoga and spiritual retreats in Bali and yoga festivals in pretty much every city. When choosing a company to go with decide what you are looking for.  Is it ... read more
    Source: Sasha Sook – Free To WanderPublished on 2017-06-21By sashasook
    4 weeks ago
  • The Question of Why: How I Got a Step Closer to My Life’s Purpose
    Pairs Well With…Slight Changes in Course + Mind Benders + Deep thinking + Self Reflection You know that feeling you get when you read something that doesn’t sit well with you, for whatever reason?  Maybe an article or an idiotic tweet, and it makes your blood boil? You’re fired up ... read more
    Source: Carin Skowronsky – Pairs Well WithPublished on 2017-06-20By pairswellwith@gmail.com
    1 month ago
  • Thailand Cities and Islands.. SAME SAME, BUT DIFFERENT
    Bangkok Bangkok, known by the locals as Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit is Thailands capitol city.  Bangkok is popular for it’s ornate shrines and wild street life.  Undesirable features of the city is its pollution and ... read more
    Source: Sasha Sook – Free To WanderPublished on 2017-06-15By sashasook
    1 month ago
  • Favorite Temples in Southeast Asia
    Kek Lok Si-Penang, Malaysia The White Temple-Chiang Rai, Thailand Beng Mealea-Siem Reap, Cambodia Grand Palace-Bangkok, Thailand The temples in Southeast Asia are truly magical.  Since I went to over 100 I thought I would share some pictures.  Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Kek Lok Si, Penang, ... read more
    Source: Sasha Sook – Free To WanderPublished on 2017-06-13By sashasook
    1 month ago
  • Spice Girls
    When in Chiang Mai or anywhere in Thailand I knew a cooking class would be a must. The food in Thailand is out of this world and the ingredients they use are so unique to American food, I had to learn how to use them. In Chiang Mai we decided ... read more
    Source: Sasha Sook – Free To WanderPublished on 2017-06-13By sashasook
    1 month ago