Santa Catalina Monastery , Arequipa, Peru
Arequipa was my last stop in Peru. My travel route was clockwise, for getting used to the height. Indeed, even if this city is located at 2328m, I didn’t feel AMS anymore. Arequipa is the 2nd biggest city in Peru. However, not just like the prototype of metropolis, the historic part of this city has its unique charm.
Arequipa is surrounded by volcanoes. Since that, the old area of this city are with buildings constructed by local white volcanic stones called sillar. And it made Arequipa be known as “the white city”. Not only that, being influenced by Europeans, those buildings are constructed with baroque style. The historic area is really beautiful and has became a famous spot in Peru.
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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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Rachel & Machu Picchu…. Rachu Picchu …Raichu Pikachu !?
Ha i have no idea why i started with pocket monsters..lol.Anyway, the first time i heard about Machu Picchu was from high school. This amazing view was on the cover of our geography text book. For me, Machu Picchu is full of mysteries and unreachable. This place can only been seen in movies or the animations.How can I give up this amazing chance to visit there!?
Actually, I kinda gave up my whole trip before my flight. lol..so until then I still had no idea how to travel in Peru, ALONE, not to mention Machu Picchu .Fortunately, my peer just went there last summer. He kindly came to help and shared his experience , traffic route and hostels. Well.. let’s see.. 🙂
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To be near you, to be free.
This Feb, I got a chance to Seattle on business trip. Most of my peers took this chance to travel in some other places,such as LA, San Francisco, Vegas or Canada. However, I have no idea how I came up with this idea. As long as I got the confirmation of Seattle trip from my boss, I made up my mind to PERU.
Well…why not. To be honest, I was kinda afraid and worried to travel alone there.For me, there were so many unknowns of this country. However, I am so glad Ive made the right decision and achieved this goal. 🙂
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all the way to Berlin Teufelsberg with Drive Now.!
This summer, I attended my best friends’ wedding in Portugal. After that, I planned to visit some other countries-France, Netherlands, Belgium… Be honest, I did have some ideas and plans about where to go, even hostels. However, “when you venture outside, you are in for a surprise”, I ended up my trip in Berlin unexpectedly!
A week in Berlin was more than amazing. It’s my second time here, but with totally different feeling for sure. I visited some really cool places ,and had lots of fun with my old friend and new friends. Cold War and graffiti art are two things that make the city unique and special. History and art had left marks in many places around Berlin , including this amazing place- Berlin Teufelsberg.
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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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winter in Seattle with sunshine. How lucky I am! 🙂
Well..my life is truly a mess recently , not even have time to prepare for the trip. Jumped on the bus, I was already on the way to the airport.
Seattle, without any plan, I’m coming. 🙂
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In Chinese, Ireland is called 愛爾蘭(Ài Ěr Lán). 愛 means love, and 蘭 means orchids. 爾 means you in literary language writing, but this word is often used for name of nobles or western name. How beautiful it is! IRELAND
I went on a 18-day trip in Ireland. From the capital -Dublin, I traveled around this beautiful emerald island in counterclockwise. Sligo is a county in the north west. Really lucky to stay here and go around in this small town.
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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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