I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.


July – August

A Month of Travel


London · English country · barcelona · lanzarote · florence turkey seaside · warsaw · gdansk · hong kong · seoul



Let me start by apologizing how I abandoned this blog like last year’s gym shorts, scrunched at the bottom of the bag, ferried back and forth daily in the hopes of reviving the once-faithful routine while letting it gradually pickle away in a salad-toss of loose change and croissant crumbs… Pickle and Cube – preserved past natural expiration date and satisfyingly (?) sour… yep, that sounds about right. Full of Vitamin A they say though, A for Asshat blogger maybe.

Truth is, adult life came knocking and I didn’t want to answer the door in my Spongebob PJ’s – or whatever hobby bloggers wear in this particular analogy. So, naturally the blog was put on the back burner while I attended to new challenges and deadlines, paying bills and saving up for boring things like new vacuum cleaners. Then it hit me, that this ‘blog’, in its overdue/sour entirety, was in fact also a great part of the so-called ‘adult life’, because during the six-ish years of dogged devotion to it, it had also grown up with me. And speaking of dogs, isn’t six dog years 37 in human life? Well then, looks like I’ve got lots to catch up.


Farfetched analogies aside, I just wanted to say that I’m back. Probably not unconditionally but 100% in thoughts. Call this a re-starting of the engine, or even a direction change, but I’m planning to take this old-timer forward one month, one theme at a time. What’s hump-month July without Travel – so let’s start with that.



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  1. i love to recognize the spots in your pictures! :)

    florence in the second and st. pancrass station – the last. i imagine the first is from hoko, but i cannot say i recognize it :P


  2. awesome! you travel so much !
    can’t wait for more pics


  3. Wow….talk about chalking up the air miles!! ;)


  4. Lucky you. All these destinations in a month? I can only dream… Oh and welcome back. You were missed. Even though I don’t comment a lot, I certainly read all of your posts.

  5. Ironically this summer I have very little travel plans – all these places were from the past year that I was crappy enough not to put up here… don’t tell anyone though :P

  6. Sarah

    Great pics! The first one is especially a.ma.zing.

  7. Sounds like I’ve picked a pretty exciting time to discover your blog! Can’t wait to read more about your travels.

  8. Your posts and writing style are the best, you always make me laugh! There is no way I wouldn’t stick around, no matter the amount of dog or human years :)

    Looking forward to your new posts!
    Lots of love, Rachel


  9. sometimes it’s good to take a break to gain some perspective and realise what is important to you. welcome back!

    reckless abandon

  10. Oh gosh! What a great month of travelling! Looks like a dreamjob to me. On the other side – the other part of adult life kicks in always on the wrong moment. Great to see you back!


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  11. I spy HK! Gotta say Shini, this post is awesome and the layout/graphic work (Faraway Worlds is lovely!) is particularly dreamy!

  12. So happy you are back, your blog is one of the best in world! I missed it sooo much
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  13. It’s good to have you back! :) And I’m looking forward to reading all the travel stories :)

  14. can’t wat to hear all about your travels. i’m sure a well deserved break was needed xxx

  15. hello!
    long time lurker, first time commenting. your posts are truly refreshing, and I do hope you continue to post more!


  16. Ah your presence was missed so much! It’s okay if you had to tend to you personal life as I’m sure most of understand, but I did miss you… and I’m absolutely envious of your travels! Glad you got some time to yourself though. x

  17. I’m the same, my blog has been so neglected lately as I’ve been almost non-stop traveling since April!

    You can definitely travel in style btw =)

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  18. Super pretty.

  19. Cristina

    Yayy! Love the pictures

  20. So glad you are back! cannot wait to hear more about your travels…


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  23. Nooooo where are the rest of the photos! Can I just say that I love the ‘faraway worlds’ header and the ickle aeroplane above the ‘s’! So kewt :3

  24. omg I wish I could travel as much as you do!

  25. Awesome photos. Enjoy your travels don’t worry about the blog well all be here when you get back

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    Enjoying the nice pics of your travels!

  28. Welcome back! It’s wonderful to see new post and to know you’re handling life all well :)


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  30. Shini, you completely encompassed how I’ve felt about blogging! It’s only recently that I got the wiring bug back, so to speak. Like you, I’ve been blogging for a long time, and it started to feel a little old. However, at this point, blogging is an extension of who I am, and my blog is a piece of myself I don’t want to lose.

    I think the trick is, as in many things, to allow for personal growth and to let that growth reflect in what you do.

    Now, I’m ready to start a new chapter – and I’m happy that you’re sticking around. :-)

  31. You went to such great places, can’t wait to see more! Which city was your favorite?