Pyongyang Subway – North Korea

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對我而言,大眾交通,是個能夠最真實的感受到城市氛圍和體驗的當地生活的地方之一。每次到了新的國家和城市,總會想要去感受一下這最真實的味道。

平壤,與其他國家最不同的是,除了政府官員外,一般人是沒有辦法能夠擁有私家車的,腳踏車和大眾交通,變成了北韓百姓在通勤上的選擇。朝鮮常見的大眾交通工具不外乎是公車、電車和地下鐵。平壤地下鐵,也是唯一能夠開放給外地民眾搭乘的大眾交通方式。

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Standing on the other side – North Korea

See the South from the North

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這幾年誤打誤撞地去了五次南韓,大概除了濟州島,其他都走遍了.只是覺得機票便宜,語言通,又有朋友,是個可以去放鬆的地方.南韓有個觀光客行程,是去DMZ區38度線,以前曾經想說,有天不知道在首爾能幹嘛時,也能去走走.

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Beijing to Pyongyang – North Korea

8/21 trip to Pyongyang 平壤

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It has been a week since I came back from the trip to Beijing and North Korea. Those films I took already printed out. This trip was a beautiful and amazing dream. I still couldn’t believe, even myself, that I was there.

All my friends and family thought it’s way too dangerous to visit there. These kinda words always made me worried and tried to “escape” from my own trip. Actually, I almost cancelled this trip. In the morning on 8/21, I was still in bed saying that I want to stay in Beijing instead, why am I leaving to there. 

However, I already paid. 2500 CNY is still a certain amount of money.lol In the end, I still jumped on the taxi to Beijing main station and headed to DPRK.

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Rules – Preparing for North Korea Trip

Hey, I m going to Korea again. Well.. the North one this time.!

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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.  How about Beijing ? I do miss my friend there. After talking to him, I booked the ticket right away.

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Chinese Disneyland – Shanghai, China

The new Disneyland in Shanghai, China

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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 this great opportunity to visit there.

It is my 3rd time in 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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Northeast Coast – Taipei, Taiwan

A day to Taipei’s country side

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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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Wild, Wild East – Terelj Park , Mongolia

Spectacular view in Gorkhi-Terelj Nation Park

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The image of Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia,  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 travelers who only have few days in Mongolia, Terelj National Park will be a perfect choice. After 1.5-2.5hrs drive from Ulaanbaatar, you are out in the wild to enjoy the great nature of Mongolia.

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Follow Khan’s Steps – Mongolia

visit the biggest statue of the greatest king- chinggis khan statue complex

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When I told my friends about traveling to Mongolia, most of them had so many questions about this country. For almost everyone, what came to their mind were horses, steppe, gers and Khan. Some friends 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. However, Ulaanbaatar, the capital city, is a modern big city. I started my adventure from UB, and enjoyed 2 weeks of nomadic life. 🙂

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Spring Blossoms – South Korea

From Seoul to Busan and Jinhae

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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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