Articles by Shing Yoong

A travel & culture blog specialising in Scandinavia and the Arctic, peppered with the rest of the world in between.


Cienfuegos city centre, Cuba
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One night in cute and colourful Cienfuegos, Cuba

Good advice usually comes from first-hand experience. So when my friend, Emma, suggested I stop off at Cienfuegos for a night before heading to Trinidad because she enjoyed her time there, I quickly factored it into my itinerary. Located on the foot of a bay, Cienfuegos has a delightful mix of seaside appeal and the…

In Cuba during Hurricane Irma
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Hurricane Irma: Down and Out in Cuba

  Friday 8th September Usually sayings aren’t to be taken literally but as I walked around Trinidad this afternoon under the scorching heat, it was like the calm before the storm. It seemed like a normal sunny day but a foreboding sense of dread cast a shadow across the town and the faces of people…

Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna
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Vienna – The Definition of Elegance

Vienna is the Audrey Hepburn of capital cities: elegant, sophisticated, beautiful and glamorous. Commonly associated with opera and imperial history, few places compare with its grand museums, art nouveau architecture, open courtyards, cobbled streets and alabaster buildings glimmering with gold. Vienna is incredibly easy on the eye, almost like the whole city was built by…

Photo in Kiev - Blog on University, interning and travelling.
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University, Interning and (Not So Much) Travel.

On University When I started uni last September I predicted my travels would take a nose dive and the time I had for blogging would take an even bigger nose dive. Both predictions have turned out to be true. But has a life less travelled been any less interesting? You’d think so, but no. That’s…

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