Browsing articles tagged with " Asia travels"

Why students study abroad? Maria interviews her first student – Priya

  Short and sweet Bio: Priyanka – or Priya – has been a post secondary student in Singapore for almost three years now. She is originally from Lucknow, a city in Northern India South East of New Delhi. She came to Singapore for her undergrad in computer engineering at the Nanyang Technological Institute. Priya is an only child and just celebrated her twenty first birthday. Her mother, a teacher, and father, a business owner, were both supportive of Priya’s […]


How to kill time in a boarding lounge – Maria Church is on her way!

And so the flight hopping begins. First to Toronto, then Minneapolis, onto Tokyo, then arrival in Singapore. While I wait in boarding lounges I figure a bit of introductions are in order. Hi! My name is Maria. I am in my fourth year of journalism studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. I have a passion for the pen (though in modern terms I suppose that would be ‘a passion for the keyboard’. Loses the romance, […]


Trekking in Nepal

Years ago, I managed to convince a couple of my friends, Jon and Mike, to go trekking with me in Nepal.  We left England in May bound for Kathmandu, and then jumped onto a bus to Pokhara to start the Annapurna Basecamp/Jomson Trail. My first piece of advice for readers – have an open mind when travelling in Nepal – and dispel any pre-conceived ideas you may have about public transport.  There didn’t seem to […]

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