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Na Na is one of the leading digital influencers in Malaysia, with her lifestyle travel blog boasting a loyal audience. Bwincessnana.com was launched her blog in 2009, which she balanced with her studies and later full time job in various e-commerce companies like Zalora and GEMFIVE. Just 26 years old at the time, Na Na decided to quit her job and focus on building her digital career. Fast forward to 2017 and Na Na is wearing multiple hats: digital strategist and influencer, creative director, social media and brand consultant, and most recently entrepreneur. She em bodies the modern chic classy-edgy style, by working with high street fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, from Adidas , Coach, and Gucci to SK -II, Clinique, Hennessy, Sephora, and NSW Tourism. By focusing on her lifestyle pos tings , Na Na gained unique reputation in blogging industry and was featured on major magazines like E L L E , Female, NuYou and ViVi. In hopes of inspiring others , NaNa is working hard to run an online fashion business meanwhile sharing her passion for fashion, beauty, travels and lifestyle each day with her loyal readers.

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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Travel to Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo is small fishing town located on Flores Island. It acts as a base to visit Komodo's famous dragons (world largest lizard), dive with mantas and sharks, hike up to a breathtaking views, and swim along the pink sandy beach. 

Here are a few things you can do if you are planning to visit Flores Island, keep reading to find out what you can do there. 

Things to do in Labuan Bajo
#1 Hike Padar Island
Padar Island is one of the islands within the Komodo National Park. It is only accessible by boat and is part of our activities from the hotel tour. The hike is about 30-45 mins, but the peak view is definitely worth the sweat with magical view of surrounding mountains and the three beaches, with the endless blue sea stretching across the horizon (basically the instagrammable spot). For those who do not wish to go up there, there are still several points where you can stop and enjoy the beauty of Padar. 

#2 Visit Komodo National Park
We went to Rinca Island to see the world largest lizards in their natural habitat. The tour can only be done alongside ranger as the creatures are extremely dangerous and toxic. The hike is pretty simple as compared to the Padar one as it's all flat ground so it's easier to walk. We managed to see multiples dragons along the hike, which can be quite scary. 

#3 Swim in the Pink Beach
When it comes to beaches, pink is my new obsession. Be ready to swim or just walk along the sand just to admire this beautiful nature. The beach is pink because of the red corals that crumble and change its colour. 

#4 Chill day at the hotel
On our last day, we decided to just stay in and chill by the pool and ended our day perfectly with sunset kayak. We stayed at Ayana Komodo Resort, which offers plenty of tour packages if you are up to explore more. 


How to get to Labuan Bajo
Getting to Labuan Bajo can be quite tedious as you can either choose to stopover at Jakarta or Bali to arrive at Labuan Bajo Airport. We took the later one, and the 2 hours transit time can be quite tight due to flight delay sometimes. Arriving at the airport, we got our hotel driver to pick us up, but there are also plenty of taxis out there too. 

To more finding hidden travel gems.
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Friday, September 20, 2019

Athens Eats

I was only in Athens for three short days and had to squeeze all my tourist essentials and food lists before heading off to Mykonos for #JaneHanpinlyMarried (up next). For me, I will always set my mind right before visiting a new country and knowing that their local food might not be prepared to our taste bud. But surprisingly, I'm in love with all the Greek food and below are my fav restaurants and cafes to go. 
RESTAURANTS
#1 Tzitzikas Kai Mermigas 
This cheery modern place sits smack in the middle of central Athens, very close to Syntagma Square. With a menu offering traditional dishes with a twist, it features a variety of meat plates as well as salads. 

#2 Mam
On the corner of Panepistimiou and Ippokratous street, it's so tiny that you might miss it when locating the shop. Mam is one of the city's cheese pie shop with more than 60 years history.

#3 Lefteris O Politis
If you are looking for beef souvlaki in Athens, this should be your first stop. The meat here is juicy with fat, topping with the chilli powder creates a strong punch. 

#4 Diporto Agora
It is an underground taverna located at the corner of Sokratous and Theatrou Streets. Mind you, this place has no sign. It took us a while to find this 150-year-old building entrance. There are two doors, which lead to a vintage cellar, no menu and yet it was one of the most stunning dining experience we ever had.  

#5 Seychelles
This neo-taverna in the Metaxourgeio district is a local favourite for its reinvented Greek classics, such as slow-cooked octopus, papardeles and grilled hallumi (cheese). 

CAFES
#6 Couleur Locale
Nestled in a quaint arcade in Normanou street (Monastiraki area), it holds the reigns of one of the most beautiful terraces of Athens with its rooftop view facing Acropolis. Pop by for cocktails/coffee during sunset time is the best.  

#7 Mr Bean Coffee Brewers 
If you are looking for good coffee. 

#8 Taf Coffee
Another great coffee place, which is a stone away from Mr Bean.

#9 Yiasemi
Located on the narrow steps of Mnisikleous Street in the heart of Plaka, Yiaemi is truly prevails a small hidden treasure with picturesque atmosphere, tasty homemade food and desserts as well as genuine Greek coffee. 

DESSERTS
#10 Fresko Yoghurt Bar
Just because it's near Acropolis so perhaps you can get some healthy snacks before/after visiting. 

#11 Sorolop 
It's a sweet spot located right next to Exarchia square. You can have it take-away while visiting the area.

BAR
#12 Noel
Bringing the feelings of the festive season, entering Noel makes you feel like Christmas all over again. 

Till then Athens, you will be missed. 
Hope to visit you very soon x

@NANABWINCESS