Destination: Jiufen, Taiwan

Beautiful red lanterns of Jiufen (December 2014) Before I proceed, I will let you know that this post had been sitting in my blog drafts for over two years, almost three, at this point. I'd been meaning to write about Jiufen for so long and having it published at the end of the year (to … Continue reading Destination: Jiufen, Taiwan


Travel Challenge– Day 2

Hey, folks! I was nominated by fellow travel blogger Anita from 100 Country Trek (thanks, dear!) to post one favorite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. It is fun to search through my favorite photos, bringing back memories of … Continue reading Travel Challenge– Day 2

Destination: Suzhou, China

Suzhou (苏州) was the final destination during our visit to China in 2011. It's situated about an hour's drive (100 kilometres) northwest of Shanghai, and it's home to a culturally-aesthetic center, with centuries-old canals, gardens, and pagodas that have become major tourist attractions over the years. Due to its waterfront layout, Suzhou has been dubbed … Continue reading Destination: Suzhou, China

Destination: Wuzhen, China

Wuzhen (烏鎮) is a quaint, historic town situated about an hour's drive (80 kilometres) from Hangzhou. It lies within the triangle of Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Suzhou, which are the three largest cities in central-east China and are the most-popular places to check out, given that each point is no more than a two-hour's drive from … Continue reading Destination: Wuzhen, China

Destination: Huangshan, China (Part 2)

Translated as "Yellow Mountain," Huangshan is a notable highlight of the southern Anhui province of China. Millions of tourists flock to the region every year to hike its uniquely-shaped mountains and to take in the sublime views from the top. Even for the least-adventurous out there, they would have a hard time refusing to give … Continue reading Destination: Huangshan, China (Part 2)