Hey, I m going to Korea again. Well.. the North one this time.!
During works, I always try to squeeze in some time to travel. Accidently, I will have a gap week – 9 days free. Turkey, Russia and Egypt are the top 3 countries on my wish list . However, those places definitely need more than 9 days.
One night I was in the karaoke with friends, and a song called Strangler in the North (飄向北方) from LeeHom was playing. Wait..How about Beijing? I can visit the Forbidden City and my friend! After talking to him, I booked the ticket right away.
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The new Disneyland in Shanghai, China
Shanghai Disneyland has opened since June, 2016. Even most reviews from Taiwan newspaper and blogs were really negative, we still did not want to miss the opportunity to visit there.
It is my 3rd time to visit Shanghai. The only available time to the park was on Sunday. Well.. I think all amusement parks in the world are crowded as hell on Sunday. Also, China is a country with more than 1.35 billion people. If it is crowded, it must be the worst ever.
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A day to Taipei’s country side
Taiwan is an island surrounded by ocean. There are many things to do and see in this beautiful island. The east side is within incredible natural scenery. The south is perfect for surfing , beach and food(for me). And the west and north are more for cities and modern life.
Most people visit Taiwan will choose the capital – Taipei as their first stop. However, if you only stay few days or a weekend here, I strongly suggest you to save at least one day to travel out of the city to see the real beauty of this island.
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Spectacular view in Gorkhi-Terelj Nation Park
The image of Ulaanbaatar is not really matching up what most people think about Mongolia- the nomadic lifestyle. It is a big city, with tall buildings, cars, clubs, hotels and fancy departments stores. However, the story is totally different in the country side- with open fields, mountains, animals and many others! It will be a waste if you visit Mongolia without out visiting the wild for sure.
For travelers who only have few days in Mongolia, Terelj National Park will be a perfect choice. After only 1.5-2.5hrs drive from Ulaanbaatar, you are out in the wild to enjoy the great nature of Mongolia.
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visit the biggest statue of the greatest king- chinggis khan statue complex
When I told my friends about traveling to Mongolia, most of them have so many questions about this country. What came to their mind are horses, steppe, gers and Khan. Some people even thought most Mongolians are still live in ger, speak Chinese and have deep connection with China. Lol
Naaaaah…Mongolia has nothing to do with China, and they have their own language- Mongolian.Indeed, there are nomadic people live in country side. But Ulaanbaatar, the capital, is already a cool and modern big city. I started my adventure from here, and enjoyed 2 weeks of nomadic life. 🙂
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From Seoul to Busan and Jinhae
South Korea is a country with distinct four seasons. Even if I have been there few times, the scene always brought me different feelings and emotions. After freezing winter, the temperature raises slightly and the chilling winds subside with the coming Spring in March and April. During this period, many festivals and activities are held around South Korea thanks to this moderate weather.
April announces its arrival with blossoming flowers. There are three types of spring blossoms in South Korea – cherry blossom (벚꽃 or Sakura in Japanese), yellow cornelian cherry flowers (산수유꽃) and magnolia (목련). This April, we followed those countless beautiful blossoming spring flowers to travel around South Korea, from Seoul to Busan. Spend the precious family time in this lovely atmosphere.
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maybe it’s time to talk about my cave- Taipei.
I am from Kaohsiung, the south of Taiwan. Kaohsiung is truly an amazing city, with delicious food and nice weather most of the time. In my 18, I left my beloved hometown to study and started a new chapter of my life in the capital of Taiwan-Taipei.
Now, I have lived in Taipei for 7.5 years already. Let me take this chance to introduce you guy my 2nd cave.
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the World Heritage – the Hahoe folk village in Korea
The first time I heard about Andong this place is from a famous dish – Andong jjimdak(안동찜닭 安東燉雞) which you can found easily in Seoul. And I also heard something about an unique mask from villages there.
After checking some information about the folk village on internet, I did plan to visit there, but the complex public traffic made me hesitate.Luckily, my Korean friend suddenly came out the idea of visiting the Hahoe folk village in Andong where his hadn’t been yet. And that’s the beginning of our adventure in Andong.
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4-Day tour around Xitang, Wuzhen and Jiaxing
I believe everyone knows a song by Psy- Gangnam(강남,江南) Style. In south Korea, Gangnam Dist is with heavily concentrated wealth and high standard of living; In China, the area Gangnam(or Jiangnan, 江南) is totally different. This area is the south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze river, where is famous for water villages and its beautiful scenery .
This March I went to Shanghai on business trip. Even with only 4-day break , it was still a really good opportunity to travel there!! I chose 3 places in Zhejiang Province, which are Wuzhen(烏鎮) town, Jiaxing(嘉興) city and Xitang(西塘) town. After saying goodbye to friends in the Hangzhou airport, I jumped on the bus and started my 3.5-day trip.
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