Postcard: Qingshui Cliff, Taiwan

Qingshui Cliff in Hualien, Taiwan (June 2016).

Destination: Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei has always been sort of my second home: my family and I would frequently go to visit my mom's family-- aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmother-- all the while explore the city and what it had to offer. Despite the intense humidity and mosquito bites every time we visit, Taipei is the exact definition of a … Continue reading Destination: Taipei, Taiwan

Destination: Nara Park & Osaka, Japan

  On our final day, we made stops at both Nara Park and Osaka as means of finishing off strong our eight-day tour on the island of Honshu in Japan. Considering that they're two of the island nation's biggest attractions (next to Tokyo and Kyoto), Nara Park and Osaka didn't disappoint when we visited, despite … Continue reading Destination: Nara Park & Osaka, Japan

Destination: Kyoto, Japan (Part 2)

Rising early the next morning (5:15, at latest), our tour took us over to the Kiyomizu-dera, a Buddhist temple and an UNESCO World Heritage Site situated east of Kyoto. Considering its high status, it would of course be packed with tourists by 9:00, so we sloughed off the early-morning drowsiness to beat the crowds before … Continue reading Destination: Kyoto, Japan (Part 2)